Friday, January 1, 2021

Books Read December 2020: 331-364

Before I do all the 2020 wrapups, charts, and graphs, how about a books I read in December! I'm glad I squeezed two more in, because they ended up being the only 5-star reads of the month.

331. Untold Night and Day by Bae Suah; translated by Deborah Smith ⭐️⭐️ (Hoopla eBook; my review)
332. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (print galley; my review)
333. The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi; translated by Jonathan Wright ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (personal copy; my review)
334. The Book Collectors by Delphine Minoui; translated by Lara Vergnaud ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from Edelweiss; my review)
335. Artificial Conditions by Martha Wells, narrated by Kevin Free ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Audible audiobook; my review)
336. Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (personal copy; my review)
337. Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom by Marla Jo Fisher ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from Edelweiss; my review)
338. Something that may Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from publisher; my review)
339. Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Forster ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Kindle eBook; my review)
340. How to Be Ace by Rebecca Burgess ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (print galley; my review)
341. Sunjata by Justine Korman Fontes, illustrated by Sandy Carruthers ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Hoopla eBook; my review)
342. To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from NetGalley; my review)
343. Want by Lynn Steger Strong ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (public library; my review)
344. This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from publisher; my review)
345. Ace by Angela Chen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from publisher; my review)
346. The Last Confession by Regina Madrigal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from NetGalley; my review)
347. Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen, narrated by Nicola Coughlan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Audible audiobook; my review)
348. The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from publisher; my review)
349. Angry Queer Somali Boy by Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (print galley; my review)
350. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells, narrated by Kevin Free ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Libby audiobook; my review)
351. How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from NetGalley; my review)
352. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells, narrated by Kevin Free ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Libby audiobook; my review)
353. Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica, translated by Sarah Moses ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (library book; my review)
354. Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from Edelweiss; my review)
355. Stroke of Luck by Opal Carew ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from Edelweiss; my review)
356. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Bahni Turpin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Volumes app audiobook; my review)
357. If the Fates Allow edited by Annie Harper ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Hoopla eBook; my review)
358. We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Libby eBook; my review)
359. Yemen: What Everyone Needs to Know by Asher Orkaby ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (eARC from Edelweiss; my review)
360. The Memory Monster by Yishai Sarid, translated by Yardenne Greenspan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (personal copy; my review)
361. The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year by Louise Erdrich ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (personal copy; my review)
362. Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Libby eBook; my review)
363. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Libby eBook; my review)
364. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (personal copy; my review)

Total books read: 34

Audiobook: 5
eBook: 19
Print: 10

Library copy (digital too):10
Personal copy: 8
Review copy: 16

Around the World: 12
Indigenous Authors: 4
Middle East 2020: 6
ReadtheWorld21: 1
Tournament of Books: 9

Apocalypse/Dystopia: 1
Fantasy: 1
Graphic novel/comic: 2
Horror: 2
Memoir: 5
Romance: 4
Science Fiction: 3

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