What I Read in December 2023

What I Read in December 2023

What I Read in December 2023

I always do an early reading wrap-up in December as Christmas often gets too crazy for reading or wrapping up! So this is my annual what I read in December 2023 post.

What I Read in December 2023

Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales by Jen Campbell

This sweet children’s book is the third in a series but Jen Campbell and illustrator Katie Harnett. However, I found it at the Southbank book market and thought I would treat myself. It’s a super cute, 30-page story with gorgeous illustrations and perfect for any child who loves books and drawing.

Heartstopper Vol. 5 by Alice Oseman

I thought this was the final instalment in the Heartstopper series and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that that is not the case. This instalment of the series involves Nick travelling to different universities and considering a long-distance relationship. All whilst Charlie continues to work on his recovery from an eating disorder and body dysphoria. The main thread between the storylines is whether or not the two teenagers are ready to take the next step in their relationship. A very sweet story, with superb illustrations and an important message without too much heaviness.

Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

I listened to the audiobook edition of his non-fiction book about time management. I have been meaning to read this for a while and I’m so glad I did. The last few weeks have been a bit of a challenge at work and this book has helped me to take a step back and review my workload and how I think about time. Hearing the chapter on the efficiency trap – speedy replies to emails only lead to more emails and more work, as I get a reputation for getting things done quickly – was very impressionable for example.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

My annual Christmas re-read. Never disappoints.

Change Your Space by Dilly Carter

I love a good declutter but sometimes I lack the motivation. I find reading – or listening – to books on decluttering inspires me to give it a go. Dilly is part of the Sort Your Life Out team on BBC so I I thought I would give her book a go. This was part memoir and part non-fiction, not quite what I was expecting but not bad at all.

Liv’s Alone by Liv Thorne

And finally, a non-fiction book about solo motherhood from a woman who went through it. Liv has a website and social channels dedicated to her experience of becoming a solo mother in her late thirties. Sweet, inspiring and educational in a manner of ways.

What did you read in December 2023? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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What I Read in December 2023

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