Hey everyone! My levels of busy this month have meant that I couldn’t really blog-hop as much as usual but I still wanted to feature a few favourite posts that I’ve seen around 🙂 Everyone absolutely knocked it out of the park with all the wintery recommendations and festive blogmas posts so this list could have gone on forever! But here are a few December posts that I particularly enjoyed…
Evelina wrote a great review of The Winter of the Witch, the final book in the Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden. The Bear and the Nightingale was one of my favourite books of 2017 but I never got round to reading the second book; I’m hoping to remedy that next year and finish off the series!
The Orangutan Librarian wrote a super sweet and original review of Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien! I’ve had my eye on this book for a long time; maybe Christmas 2019 will be when I finally get to it 😉
Jaime reviewed The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke. This feminist reimagining of Beowulf sounds really cool and I’m super excited to read it since I got it for Christmas!
Kat wrote a fantastic review, talking about the mental illness rep in Laini Taylor’s Muse of Nightmares, something which I personally ADORED.
Melanie wrote a really interesting review of Every Tongue Got to Confess, a collection of short stories by Zora Neale Hurston.
Hayley reviewed Once Upon a River and got me really excited for this latest offering from Diane Setterfield, author of The Thirteenth Tale.
Beth discussed the benefits of rereading, which you know is something I am all for. She raised some really great points.
Mandy started a great discussion about seasonal/holiday-themed books.
Kaleena discussed her fear of ‘sophomore’ novels, or the second book in a series, something which I definitely found relatable.
Kelly wrote an appropriately timed post about why Harry Potter is the perfect winter read.
Marie asked if book bloggers can ever avoid the hype, something I always struggle with!
Krysta talked about why The Hobbit is quite unusual for a children’s book. The Tolkien chat at Pages Unbound gives me life!
Other fun posts
Grace listed her favourite opening lines in literature, which I thought was a really cool idea for a post. Grace is a fairly new blogger so be sure to give her some support!
Charleigh talks about some scenes she wishes made it into the Harry Potter movies! As I’m currently rereading the series myself, it’s great to see someone voicing thoughts that align with my own.
Lily recommended some books with truly gorgeous writing! Three of her recommendations are on my all-time favourites list and I’m intrigued about the others, since Lily clearly has impeccable taste 😉
Merline wrote a hugely relatable post about the things bookstagram has made her do. I feel you, girl!
Aurora had the great idea to get her mum to predict her next five-star reads! Visit her post to see if it was a success 😉
Chloe took part in my ‘Alphabeticals’ meme! I promise I’m resurrecting this blog series in the new year ahaha.
Well, those were some posts I really enjoyed this December! I also have to say, I have been living for everyone’s posts recapping their 2018 reading and talking about their goals and anticipated reads for 2019. It’s all so exciting and I could have featured every single one of you! x