As January rolls in, it’s time to finish up my book reviews for the year.
I had planned to post every 8 books, and aimed for 24 this year.
For once, this isn’t a post I didn’t get to because of time to write it, but rather I’ve only read 14 books this year; and had already reviewed the first 8. But, time is up, so here it is.
As usual, my reviews are minus beta-reads, which I’ve mentioned to keep the numbers happy, but will not be reviewing until published.
September :: IAPT: Reach Out (3rd Edition) – David Richards & Mark Whyte
This book was part of my induction process for my new job in July, and although it wasn’t a long read, I was taking notes throughout and took time to read it during my workday/lunch breaks thus didn’t get through it as quickly as a novel. It was very useful for my role and not a bad study manual but, it didn’t really warrant a traditional review.
September :: Simplify – Joshua Becker
Simplify was a short book, just a good reminder of why I originally began de-cluttering. I genuinely believe that I have too much stuff, and that very little of it is useful or brings me joy, so having a short set of essays reminding me not to mindlessly consume is useful.
December :: The Importance of Being Oscar – Yvonne Skargon
I found this book of quotes in a closing-down book store for 25 pence. In essence, it is a book of quotes for Oscar Wilde’s work, complete with an pictures of Oscar the cat.
December :: If It Fits, I Sits: Cats In Awkward Places – Various (Orion Books)
I received an advance copy of this thanks to a photo of my two cats in a box.
Overall, it’s a funny and cute book, great to leave on the coffee table for a general flip through or conversation starter.
December :: How it Works: The Husband –
A humorous present, which provided some laughs but was mostly concerning as older relatives thought it a serious manual. The grammar could also have been improved.
December :: How it Works: The Wife –
The matching humorous present given to my Other Half. Concerning.