December is most often a slow reading month for me. It just is. I don't know why, especially since I have reading goals and as of today some of those reading goals were not met for 2021. However, for some reason, I am okay with that. I had planned on reading books that feel like winter or Christmas or December but instead I pulled out Still Life off my bookshelf, the first book in the Louise Penny, Armande Gamache police procedural murder mystery and began reading the series, again, from the beginning. Then, I grabbed the next book from Daniel Silva's, Gabriel Allon, art restorer and Israeli spy, and when I finished it I moved to another Penny, then another Silva...there was a read from the library that showed up on my holds, and my book club read for December. And so finishes my reading life in 2021. I'm taking it slow - er next year. I'll set some reading goals, maybe fulfill a challenge, read for my book club, but I'm going for low maintenance, no stress.
I'm putting together my favorite books of 2021, but I read 130 books so it's taking me a while to decide. And, that's for another post.