The Book Report December 2017

Posted December 31, 2017 by Shari in The Book Report / 14 Comments



Welcome to The Book Report where we run down everything that happened in the month and update you on challenges, giveaways, reviews and more!

Sophia Rose’s Update

The Monthly Report- December 2017

Hey, all!  It’s been a while on the reporting.  So much has been happening this fall and I know it’s been a busy go of it for most of us.  Can’t say it’s all been good, but yet, I’ve had it pretty nice this year, all things considered.  I was glancing back through my Resolutions sheet and was happy to see that though I didn’t hit all of them, I did amazingly well on my goals.

Along with sharing about my December reading, I’m going to skip talking about my reading challenges wrap-up since that is a separate post and instead wrap up my 2017 bookish resolutions.

But, reading numbers first.

December total as of the 17th:  29 books

Book Breakdown:  7 Netgalley (98%), 6 audio, 13 author/publisher requests, 13 from TBR pile, 1 DNF, 11 new to me authors, 9 new to me series, 7 holiday reads

Bookish Resolutions Update:

  1. Complete 90% of Reading Challenges  COMPLETE Finished 17 out of 19 Challenges
  2. Bring Net Galley rating up to 97% COMPLETE at 98%
  3. Bring Review Backlist to under 10 review commitments COMPLETE  3 left from the original group and 3 that are now 4 months past release date.
  4. Read 100 books from TBR pile COMPLETE  read 117 books
  5. Read 2 books about writing. I read one
  6. Read 4 spiritual books. I read two
  7. Read more non-fiction and general fiction. COMPLETE  I read 32 books (11 were NF)
  8. Purchase less than $10 a month in books. I purchased $13 a month on average with half the months having no purchases.
  9. Increased walking and audio listening time. COMPLETE  I averaged 5 days a week for 30 hour a day.
  10. Stop reading if I’m not loving it.  COMPLETE  I set aside 14 books this year (I also finished 4 I set aside last year and this year).

So how did you do this month?  Good things happening?  Making your challenges and reading resolutions?  Do Tell!

December 2017 Reviews

Did you miss a review? No fear! Here’s what we wrote about in the month of December.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Mary Kirkland

I don’t participate in the challenges but you did great.

Sophia Rose

Thank you, Mary. It does feel good to complete my list of goals. 🙂

Lover Of Romance

It looks like you had a great month of reading, and so many good books you picked up and loved. I hope the year starts off with a bang for you hun!!!

Happy New Year!

Sophia Rose

I’m pretty jazzed to start out a new year, too. It was a great month of reading.


yay that’s great!

Sophia Rose

Oh yes, I was pretty excited when I checked over my list.
Thanks, Melliane!

Carole's Random Life

You did so good with all of your goals for the year. I love that you got yourself caught up this year.

Sophia Rose

Me, too. It felt like a satisfying deep breath of fresh air. Now I just need to make sure I don’t get that far off the beam again. LOL

Fit Studs

Wow, almost 30 books… Mark me impressed! 🙂 Anyways, Happy New Year, dear! Hope to see you around, Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose

Speed reader, here. LOL

Ahhh, you have a joyful New Year, too. 🙂


Good job with all of your bookish resolutions! You did an awesome job. My big one for the new year is to read more of the books I already own so I signed up for the Beat the Backlist challenge to help inspire me. 🙂


Sophia Rose

I felt so satisfied with my results. Thanks, Lauren.

Yes, getting to the already owned ones is still very much one of my goals, too. Cheering you on with the Backlist challenge. 🙂

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

You did an amazing job, Sophia! I hope you have even more success with your 2018 plans 🙂

Sophia Rose

I feel pretty jazzed, Anna. I’m just going to keep the same resolutions for this year since I still have more to do in these areas. 🙂