December 2015 Wrap-Up


Time’s just flying by and I didn’t do too bad with my December TBR it seems!

  • This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
    While I liked it in general, I had some problems really connecting with the characters. The concept of their love was interesting, but it had some flaws I couldn’t overlook completely.
  • The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
    It was definitely one of my least favourite Sparks novels … I was honestly disappointed, but somehow I still have hope for the movie. It seems to be a lot different, so maybe that also means better?
  • Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
    I started it and am like 15% into the book, but since I am going to visit my grandmas today, I doubt that I’ll finish is before midnight …
  • Reborn City by Rami Ungar
    While I still think that other people will probably be able to appreciate some of the aspects more than me, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

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Even though I didn’t exactly finish my TBR, I did read more than those three books above!

  • 100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings
    I am not big on poetry, but I usually like Cummings. I didn’t write a review though, because I simply wouldn’t know what to say. It’s also not a book that you read in one sitting. You look through it every now and then when you feel like it!
  • The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
    I didn’t like it as much as My Life Next Door, mainly because it was very different in it’s tone, but I still enjoyed it very much! Tim and Cal forever!

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As always, click on the titles above to get to the reviews and on the covers to be redirected to Goodreads!


Again, a ton has happened this month! I worked at a bookstore and found out that I am really good at selling books I like or have heard good things about, which makes me extremely happy. And that even though I wasn’t even hired as a bookseller but rather as the Christmas wrapping faerie who would wrap the presents for the customers! It was a fun experience and now I will have to face the challenge of what’s coming next once more. I generally don’t have a bad feeling about 2016, maybe because there might be another job opportunity right around the corner. I won’t go into detail on it until it’s certain though – me being superstitious and all!

If you’ve read my post about my resolutions for 2016, you know that I am planning to do more discussion posts next year. The lovely Emma @The Eggplant Emoji had a brilliant idea on how to do that, by showing me the 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! I think it’s a great idea to keep my motivation and to actually follow through! So, I guess this is me announcing that I’ll actually take part in that challenge! (By clicking on the picture below, you’ll be redirected to the original challenge post!)

2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

My January TBR will either be up today or tomorrow! Lastly, I want to wish everyone a great start into the New Year! I love you all for the support and the engagement you’ve shown on Life and Other Disasters! You are truly amazing! 

45 thoughts on “December 2015 Wrap-Up

  1. I was hired as the Christmas help at a bookstore this month too 😀 Hopefully I’ll get to keep working a couple times a week even if Christmas is over, I really enjoy selling books. Like you I’m really good at selling books I like, I love it when people say they’re looking for books for a 16 year old because then it’s straight to the YA shelf LOL.
    Happy new year!

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    • LOL! I am absolutely the same! I am sort of rubbish when it comes to thrillers and crime, I can somewhat hold my ground on general fiction and romance, but YA of any kind is where I am really good at. I hope the job works out for you :)!
      Happy New Year to you as well!!


      • Oh yeah, general crime isn’t my strong suits either. One customer asked for a recommendation today and she wanted Scandinavian detective fiction specifically and I was like WEEEELLLL. Hahaha. I can only say “well my mother really loves this one…” At least that’s something XD

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      • It is something! The people in the store really didn’t expect me to start recommending books and told me I could always send the customers their way if I didn’t know what to do. That was a relief!

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  2. I’m currently too young to work, but when I’m old enough a bookshop is the place for me! Probably because I know how it feels to not be able to find a book and love when I can ask the staff for a recommendation! X

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