Reading Challenge 2016: The final update

The last days of the year are always a time of looking back over the year just past, as well as looking ahead to what’s coming. So it’s the perfect time to fill you in on the final leg of my 2016 Reading Challenge.

On the last update, I felt I was performing quite well, but there was still that little bit to fill in. Did I reach the goal?

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December Book Haul

Christmas is a time for doing what you love with those you love most. For me, that means sitting with my family and eating my body weight in chocolate while flying through some reading.

This year, I’ve been lucky to spend time with a lot of friends and family, and I’ve gotten some pretty lovely presents from them. Naturally, they mostly had to do with books.

Some of these were gifts, while some came back with me after a trip back to Cardiff. All images are via my Bookstagram account.

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Review: Wickham Hall by Cathy Bramley

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: I won this book in a competition run by Becca’s Books. I was not asked to review the book as a term of this competition.

Blurb:

Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up. Not only does she get to organise for a living and work in stunning surroundings, but it will also put a bit of distance between Holly and her problems at home.

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Review: How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

Challenge criteria: A book you should have read in school.

Blurb:

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.

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