I can’t believe that 2017 is over! According to GoodReads, I read 57 books during the year, plus two more that aren’t listed on GoodReads. That’s more than the 40 books I had expected to read.
Many of the books I read during December were picture books I read to my nephews. These include How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace, You’re One by Shelley Unwin, Dinosaur Dump and There’s a Monster Under My Christmas Tree who Farts, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, The Very Noisy Babyand The Scared Book. It’s great having nephews and other kids in my life who love picture books, especially as my kids prefer to read books themselves.
I also read a couple of chapter books. Old Tom is one we bought for my kids when they went to a workshop with Leigh Hobbs. I also read Weir Do by Ahn Do, one of our favourite comedians, and Ruby Wishfingers by Deborah Kelly.
For novels, I read a short story by Jackie French, With Love from Miss Lily: A Christmas Story and One Song, the latest book by Nicki Edwards.
I have a couple of books I started in December but am yet to finish, including Hidden Figures and Victoria and the Rogue. I hope to include these in the start of my list in 2018.
December is always a busy time, which explains the high number of picture books read!