December 2015 Wrap-Up

December is drawing to a close, which means that another blogging year is almost done.  It’s 6f548-img_3774been a big year, too big in fact – next year, I’ll be making a conscious effort to slow down and focus on quality over quantity (in my reviewing, of course – the books have been better than ever this year).  Very soon, I’ll be looking back at the year’s reading and reviewing, praising the worthy and roasting the turkeys.  Before that, though, let’s finish off the admin so that we can enjoy the party with a clear conscience 😉

Total Books Read: 12
Year-to-Date: 160

New: 4
Rereads: 8

From the Shelves: 8
Review Copies: 2
From the Library: 2
On the Kindle: 2 (2 review copies)

Novels: 4
Novellas: 3
Short Stories: 5
Non-Fiction: 0

Non-English Language: 11
(4 Korean, 2 Japanese, 2 Spanish, French, Portuguese, Indonesian)
In Original Language: 0


Books reviewed in December were:


Tony’s Turkey for December is: Nothing

No turkey for Christmas (luckily I did collect a few over the course of the year!).

Tony’s Recommendation for December is: George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda

A nice month to finish off the year with some interesting books.  The first of Marías’ imposing trilogy was the front-runner, but a late decision to finish off the year with some V-Lit saw Eliot take the final spot in the end-of-year contest for best in show 🙂

Speaking of which, with 2015 done and dusted, it’s almost time to get on with the awards show.  Not today, though – come back soon for a look back at the year that was on Tony’s Reading List 😉

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