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What I read in December

What I read in December

Well we have reached the last what I read in post of the year. December 2019 I have read four books, again this month I have kept my selection diverse as I continue trying to read a range of styles and genres, in a bid to keep my interest piqued, and to not slip into the dreaded reading slump.

So here's what I read in December.................

Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Prisoner of Azkaban has always been my favourite film and now I've read the book, I love it even more. Harry starts his 3rd year at Hogwarts, this time with convicted murderer Sirius Black having escaped Azkaban, and allegedly trying to kill him, Harry finds himself watched closely. He becomes close to his defence against the dark arts teacher, who was friends with his late father, he turns out to have a secret. In fact everything is not what it first seems. I love the twists and turns in this book, and the continued strengthening of Harry, Ron and Hermione's friendships.

Rich people problems ( Crazy rich Asians #3) - Kevin Kwan ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Crazy rich Asians trilogy have to be some of my favourite books this year, purely for the utter escapism they offer.  Rich people problems is the last book in the series and concludes the story following some of Asia's mega rich families. There is an inheritance argument, and a crazy ex wife amongst other rich people's problems. If you fancy some light hearted escapism than I highly recommend Crazy rich Asians.

The Killings at badgers drift ( Chief inspector Barnaby #1) - Caroline Graham ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

I love British detective drama series Midsomer murders, so when I discovered the books that the program was adapted from, I new I had to read them. The killings at badgers drift introduce chief inspector Barnaby and sergeant Troy, as they investigate the death of Miss simpson, who it at first appears has died of natural causes. Her close friend believes foul play and reports her concerns to Barnaby, who soon discovers not everything is a tranquil as it seems in Badgers drift and many residents have secrets they will do anything to keep under wraps. I loved this first book in the series and can see them being a staple in next years reading schedule.

Death of a hollow man ( Chief inspector Barnaby #2 ) - Caroline Graham ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I told you I loved Midsomer murders, after reading the first I had to download the second. Barnaby's wife helps out at the local am dram society and Barnaby finds himself at the theatre where he witnesses a murder on stage, in fact the whole audience does. Esslyn Carmichael suspects his wife is having an affair with the leading man, where better to settle the score than on stage? 
This story was a little slower to start than the first, but once we got to the crux, the pace really picked up. 

I have loved all the books I've read this month, and I am looking forward to continuing my reading challenge in 2020. Will you be reading any of these books?

Look out for my round up of my favourite books of 2019 coming soon. 


  1. LOVE the sound of the killing at badgers drift! Going to add that onto my want to read shelf
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  2. I've wondered recently wether I should re-read all of the Harry Potter books!

    Mariya |


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