Ghost Forest – Pik-Shuen Fung (Strange Light, 2021)
Gentlemen of the Road – Michael Chabon (Ballantine Books, 2007)
The Most Wonderful Time of All Years – Darrell W. Johnson (Regent College Publishing, 2013)
26 Knots – Bindu Suresh (Invisible Publishing, 2019)
People from my Neighbourhood – Hiromi Kawakami (translated from the Japanese by Ted Goossen (Soft Skull Press, 2021)
Did Not Finish:
Palmares – Gayl Jones
The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste
There was nothing particularly wrong with either of these books, more an issue of the wrong timing. I simply found that I wasn’t reaching for either one and was instead choosing to avoid reading altogether. For me, that’s a sign that I need to move on to other books and so that’s what I did. I may come back to one or both.
Hope in Times of Fear – Timothy Keller
Defenestrate – Renee Branum
Starling – Kirsten Cram
(More complete post on the end of my 2021 Goals to come.)
Books Read: 74/100
Books Reviewed: 59/74
Asian-Canadian Literature Challenge: 7 (26 Knots and Ghost Forest both counted toward this challenge this month.)
A Virtuous Reading Challenge: 5/12 (Nothing new read for this challenge in December
Current TBR: 219 (previously 221)
We are very close to finishing The Secret Garden with our girls at bedtime (in fact, we’ll likely finish tonight).
In December I finished reading the books of Job, Psalms, and Revelation, which also brought my Bible Reading Plan to a finish. I finished a couple weeks before the end of the month and so then focused on Advent reading, particularly in conjunction with The Most Wonderful Time of all Years.
I’ve come to recognize that December is not a strong reading month for me. With extra busy-ness at work, holiday planning, and often travel involved, it’s just not a month where I have a ton of free time. As such, I’m pleased to have gotten 5 books in for the month and that was better than I expected. I completely let go of blogging for the last week or so of December so I’ll try and catch up a bit in the coming days but I’m not sure that I’ll post full reviews for the books I did read in December. My highlight for the month was definitely Ghost Forest.
I plan to do a year in review type post as well as one on my goals in 2022 soon too!