December was a bit of a slow month for books. We always go on a buying ban for non-essentials before Christmas so we don’t ruin each others presents and the blog went on sleep mode over the holidays. I did have a bit of a splurge on ebooks which I haven’t done in ages but there were too many bargains to resist. A lot of these are books that have been recommended by other bloggers over the past year too.

My bookish Christmas presents were of the non-fiction variety and I look forward to reading them over this year. I got vouchers and cash too, but I’m not necessarily going to buy books with them (OK, the cash has already been spent on food, just as good!).

For Review:

Hame by Annalena McAfee (Harvill Secker)
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris (HQ)*


Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley
Empire of Booze by Henry Jeffreys
Dead Distillers by Colin Spoelman + David Haskell


Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Who’s Afraid? by Maria Lewis
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

*Unsolicited titles