December 2018: Wrap-up

December 2018: Wrap-up

2019 is here! We’re moving in 22 days. Christmas has come and gone. I’m going back to work next Monday. And I almost forgot to wrap up the last month of the year.

Things got crazy busy at work. Next week, I’ll have two new colleagues and I couldn’t be happier. It will make a huge difference to my work load.
Then the Christmas holidays arrived and my god it’s always a rushing around. I never got into the Christmas-mood… at all. My husband called me The Grinch at least ten times… He’s just lucky I didn’t try to steal Christmas… instead I let them have it.

Near the end of 2018, I accompanied him on a work trip. It was so much fun. Being away from home gave me the chance to be me instead of being mom all the time. We did two shows with the Johnny Cash Roadshow and they were great. I loved every second of it.

I made this little video for their facebook page 😉

And just like that, 2018 came to an end. I met my Goodreads challenge by reading 41 books in total.

Here’s what I read last month.

Onderweg – Elisabeth van Nimwegen (goodreads)

onderweg elisabeth van nimwegen

I read this book to review for the Boekenkrant and I loved it. I know a lot of you don’t read Dutch books but this one moved me so much that I had to mention it.

The story follows a woman who is losing herself in depression. It’s raw and honest and I recognised a lot of myself in her (which was scary at times).

It was an amazing read.

A Ladder to the Sky – John Boyne (review)

ladder to the sky john boyne

This book was absolutely brilliant. It made me care and it made me angry. Really angry. It’s fun to read books that work differently to what’s considered to be the norm. The main character is an absolute asshole. If you want, you can read my full thoughts in the review I wrote.

Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys (Goodreads)

The last book I finished was Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. It was mentioned in a podcast I’ve been listening to (I think it was From the front porch) and since it’s super tiny and I had it sitting on my shelf anyway… I decided to pick it up.

Like I said, it was short which was perfect since I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish anything big before the year was over.

I enjoyed it immensely and thought it was very well written. But it’s not one of those books that will stay with me forever.


And that’s it. That was my month of December.

I already wrote a little post on my goals for 2019 but haven’t taken the time to figure out what new releases I want to keep my eye out for in the coming months. Are there any you’d like to recommend? Let me know!

2 thoughts on “December 2018: Wrap-up

  1. Just added A Ladder to the Sky to my Goodreads as a to-read. A book that makes you hate a character and invoke so much emotion is the sign of a great author!

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