What I Read in December 2022

What I Read in December 2022

What I Read in December 2022

I’m sharing my reading wrap-up for December 2022 a little early, as I’ll share my yearly wrap-up next week. This is what I read in December 2022.

What I Read in December 2022

Frightful First World War by Terry Deary

First up, is a classic Horrible Histories. I was on holiday and not very well, so I wanted something I didn’t have to think too hard about. This was a re-read as I read the Horrible Histories books a lot as a child. It was very interesting with some facts and figures I had forgotten about, but mostly it was an easy read to kick off a holiday.

The Fawn Who Chased the Sun by Joanna McInerney and Illustrated by Quang and Lien

This charming children’s novel is so beautifully illustrated, when I saw a copy at work I knew I had to get a copy myself. It’s stunning with a beautiful message and story on its pages. Well worth a read if you get a chance.

Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me by Ralph Macchio

I was always a fan of The Karate Kid growing up. Not massively so, but I did really enjoy it. But I became a big fan when Cobra Kai launched on YouTube prior to the pandemic. It’s since moved to Netflix to my delight. This memoir is from the Karate Kid and is all about his time in the show and the follow-up series. From sharing behind-the-scenes details with his castmates, how he came to work on Cobra Kai, and his favourite interactions with the fans. A sweet and short memoir about a nostalgic favourite.

One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth

A sweet little children’s story I read quickly before work. Very cute.

On the Money by Charlotte Burns

As we approach the New Year and likely enter another recession, I’ve been reading up on how to manage my finances. This book was excellent! With lots of everyday tips that are easy to implement, and resources that are easy to access. I’ve sorted out my Pension Pots, organised my financial documents and have looked into cashback companies, vouchers, and discount codes, and re-evaluated my use of Klarna. On the Money offers very helpful advice which is easy to follow.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

I’ve added another Agatha Christie to my read list. This is a family drama set at Christmas. Poirot is hardly in it, and the pay-off is a bit grand for a typical Christie, but I was fooled.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

As per tradition, on Christmas Eve I read Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, a comforting classic.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Another Christmas classic. I wasn’t planning on re-reading A Christmas Carol this year, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s such a fast read, I managed it in one evening.

The Snowflake by Benji Davies

I thought I would give this children’s novel a go. It wasn’t amazing, but still sweet. The story of a little snowflake that has a dream.

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

For Christmas, I received the Hamilton: The Revolution book. Before the end of the day, I had read it. Like many, I love the theatre show, so reading about the original cast, seeing Lin’s handwritten notes, and learning more about the history of Hamilton was fascinating. Well worth a read.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

And the last book I read in 2022 is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. A fan-favourite Poirot with a unique twist, compared to her other novels. Well worth a read.

What did you read in December 2022? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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What I Read in December 2022

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