December 2017 Wrap Up

Posted 31st December 2017 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in 2017, wrap up / 0 Comments

You may have read my December TBR and remember how ambitious I was with setting out what I wanted to read. Well it’s safe to say that I’m definitely not going to be reaching my Goodreads challenge and I definitely didn’t manage to read all the books on my TBR. This December 2017 Wrap Up is going to be short and sweet.

Crown of Midnight – Empire of Storms

I have spent my month rereading the A Throne of Glass novels. I adore these books and I wanted to be ready for when I started reading Tower of Dawn. The ending still gets me and the characters are some of my favourites. I was so glad that I made time to reread this series and I’m happy that it has been my only physical book read for my December 2017 Wrap Up.


I finally rekindled my love for audiobooks this month and started listening to the Agatha Christie Poirot series, something I have been meaning to do for a really long time.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

December 2017 Wrap UpThe Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Series: Hercule Poirot #1
Also in this series: The Murder on the Links
Genres: Crime
Published by Deodand

Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary--from the heiress's fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case. The key to the success of this style of detective novel, writes Elizabeth George in her Introduction, lies in how the author deals with both the clues and the red herrings, and it has to be said that no one bettered Agatha Christie at this game.

I really enjoyed this book, surprisingly so actually. I thought that the age of the book might ruin the atmosphere for me but in fact, it made it all the more intriguing and interesting for me to read about. I love the fact that it made it onto my December 2017 Wrap Up.

Currently Reading

Tower of Dawn

The next installment in A Throne of Glass and the one I’m the most dubious about. Chaol isn’t my favourite character, in fact he is pretty far down on the list, so a book all about him doesn’t sound like my cup of tea if I’m honest. Plus the ending of Empire of Storms was such a huge cliffhanger that I wanted to know about anyone else! I’m enjoying it so far, so we will see.

The Murder on the Links

The second book in the Poirot series and I’m currently listening to on Audible and really loving at the moment. I think I made a good choice in choosing Poirot as my starting point. I think in the new year I’ll start Miss Marple as well!


I have definitely had a busy month, started off with an exam and then getting ready for Christmas, it has been one of the best though! I’m really looking forward to 2018 and everything it will bring with it. I’m hoping to keep up to date with my schedule and book reviews – something I failed at by the end of this year (all up to date now!).Chat with me. (1)

Let me know what you read in the Christmas month! Did you read Christmas themed book, or do me and just read what you wanted?



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