Wrap Up – December 2016

As I write this post on the last day of 2016, I can actually look back and say wow. What an insane year. The things I’ve achieved and places I’ve been, I could not have imagined for myself. I have dear friends, colleagues, and a great deal of luck to thank for that. This is my final wrap up for the year, and I’m just glad I managed to finish up all the books I was currently reading, so that I can start clean and fresh in the new year.


{Books Read in December}


For the month of November, I managed to complete a total ofbooks!

  • Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3) – Amie Kaufman & Meghan Spooner
    Comments: I liked this novel a great deal more than the previous instalment, and as a conclusion I thought that it did tie things together neatly. I think that the best element of Their Fractured Light was the relationship between Sofia and Gideon- how it is balanced, how issues are dealt with and how it progressed over time.
    ★★★★✩
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories – Ken Liu
    Comments: I bought this after reading the sample of The Paper Menagerie that was available on Goodreads. I fell in love with Liu’s speculative fiction style of writing and the bittersweetness of the stories he writes. Good Hunting, The Perfect Match and State Change were some definite stand outs for me.
    ★★★★✩
  • Harry Potter e La Pietra Filosofale – J.K. Rowling
    Comments: This is the first time I’ve read a book in another language which I had already read previously in english. It was a great experience for me as I initially bought this edition in order to practice my Italian somewhat, and maybe expand my vocabulary. I didn’t expect to find as much joy in the translation nuances as I found out the new names for various characters or story elements. 
    ★★★★✩

Total books read in 2016: 68 books. 
Goodreads Challenge Progress : 68 out of 50 books pledged.

 


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Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year, I hope that 2017 truly brings great joy and successes. 2016 was a truly tough year for many, many people, and I’d well deserved.

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