Monday, January 1, 2018

My Month in Review: December

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. I'm actually out of town and off the grid over the New Year so this isn't 100% complete. I will have read a couple more books than this post is showing by January 1. January's post will have the rest.

I note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

Books completed this month:
I didn't get much read this month due to reading Alexander Hamilton, which is huge and dense. I'm very much enjoying it, and I often end the year with a chunkster, but it does make my last monthly post of the year look kind of lame, compared to my others.
Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused by Mike Dash *
All Summer Long by Hope Larson
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow *
Man I really tried to finish this before my trip! Well, I am bringing a bunch of work books and I'm not sure which ones I'll end up reading, except that South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby is the one I'm pretty sure I'll read.

What I acquired this month (non-work books):
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (I had this checked out of the library but it's taking much longer than I'd through and I want to take it on a long overseas vacation so I had to get my own.)
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly

I am finding it a little ironic that after years of buying books when I couldn't afford them, I finally have a good-paying job, and I've mostly stopped buying books! I can of course get any books from my employer (Macmillan) that I want, that's 95% of what I'm reading these days, and I do get books from the library still (just picked up my next book club book). So this section is occasionally... empty! But that's good because I do still have most of those books I bought and I do have a little debt to pay off so staying in budget is a good thing.

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