Friday, January 1, 2021

My Month in Review: December 2020

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.
I note the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

Books completed this month:
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing by Jacob Goldstein (audiobook)*
Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires by Jaime Lowe
The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor
A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next by Tom Standage
The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan (audiobook)*
Bad Sister by Charise Mericle Harper, illustrated by Rory Lucey
The Best Worst Summer by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty (audiobook)*
Big Apple Diaries by Alyssa Bermudez
Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them by Nancy Marie Brown
The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad by Mike Birbiglia*
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff (audio)*

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
A Distant Grave by Sarah Stewart Taylor 
Nice Girls Still Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel

What I acquired this month (non-work books):
I am given books as gifts so rarely (everyone assumes I already have everything, hahahaha!) But I did get one this year from my husband: 
Christmas at Biltmore: Celebrating at America's Largest Home by The Biltmore Company

I did buy 7 books for various nieces/godchildren but those books never came in my house (the bookstore wrapped and shipped them for me) so I'm not counting those. For more holiday gifts I bought my husband Ready Player Two, and two atlases, one national and one state (he'd specifically requested that last one due to his phone occasionally fritzing out when he's using maps.) I bought everything from Main Street Books in Davidson, North Carolina. Please buy from independent bookstores!

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