Wrap up

December wrap-up

Whooo it’s the end of the month (and of the year !) I’ll do a briefing on what the year has been for me, and what I hope for in 2021, but a little later. Today, I just want to do a good old fashioned wrap-up and see how much I’ve read in December !

I’m surprised by how consistently I’ve read this month, as well as in general in 2020. Once more, I’ve read 6 books (okay, I’m cheating, I still am reading one of them, but I’ll probably have finished it by the 31st !). Considering I’ve had many exams and had a tough time due to my grandma going through a bad health spike at the beginning of December, I feel like I read a lot, so I’m happy about it 🙂

Here’s what I read to finish 2020 !

Maniac | Harold Schechter | ⭐⭐⭐ | My review

Maniac gives insight into the actions and aftermath of one of the first mass killer, Andrew Kehoe. I expected to read more about what made him kill so many people, etc. but the book focuses more on Kehoe’s ancestry and what neighbors were doing at the time of the killing. It’s still quite interesting though !

Faking it | Portia Macintosh | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | My review

I needed a December cute and quirky romance, and Faking it delivered. A twin that needs to replace the other for a short period of time, without anyone knowing it is bound to have so fun developments. It’s a book that cheered me up, all while delivering a positive message to not become someone else to please others. Loved it !

Trésor National | Sedef Ecer | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | No review

This is a book I read for work, as a future book publishing intern. I won’t review it, because it’s in French, and I think about it more as work than anything else. Still, it was really good. I don’t usually read adult contemporaries, but I enjoyed this one that explores mother-daughter relations and what is a sense of belonging. If you read in French, this could be a beautiful addition to your shelves next month 🙂

Down World | Rebecca Phelps |⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | My review

I truly enjoyed reading this story where, after discovering the existence of alternate worlds, a teen decides to do everything she can to save her brother, who she suspects managed to travel between worlds. But of course, messing with alternate universes comes with a price, and she might not find her world in the same state she left it in. Usually, stuff like this messes with my head, but it was well explained, and everything made sense, so it was a great adventure to read !

The Sugar Game | Ashley Brown | ⭐ | My review

Unfortunately, this book presented as an insight to the sugar daddy/baby world with a thriller plot didn’t deliver. The writing style is cringey, and the “thriller” is merely a kid’s representation of what secret services are. I can only advise to save your money for a better book.

The Savage Instinct | Marjorie DeLuca |⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | RTC

This one I’m still reading, but so far I love it ! The plot is set in the 1870’s, centered around a woman, who, after losing her child during pregnancy, was sent to an asylum for a while, and then has to learn how to live her life again after getting released. Except she doesn’t know how, and develops an interest for the latest famous poisoner, Mary Ann Cotton, who killed several husband and kids. I love how the story adresses trauma and how you can sometimes feel trapped in your own life. I predict it will be a cool recommendation to make !

That’s it for my December wrap-up ! It’s also most likely my last 2020 post, so I guess we’ll see each other in 2021 for a yearly debrief and goals for next year, both bookish and personal !

Thanks for reading me,
See you soon,
Love,
Jade ❤

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