December Reads (2019 edition)

December’s reading was predictable, I finished 20 books, bringing the total for 2019 to 228 books.

December 2019 Reading List

  1. Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
  2. The Case of the Spellbound Child (Elemental Masters #14) by Mercedes Lackey
  3. Eye Spy (Valdemar: Family Spies #2) by Mercedes Lackey
  4. From a High Tower (Elemental Masters, #10) by Mercedes Lackey
  5. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (co-writer), Justin Eisinger (co-writer), Steven Scott (co-writer), Harmony Becker (Artist)
  6. Home from the Sea (Elemental Masters, #7) by Mercedes Lackey
  7. A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters #11) by Mercedes Lackey
  8. Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow publisher: Unnamed Press
  9. The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters #13) by Mercedes Lackey
  10. The Lotus and the Barley (Rucksack Universe) by Anthony St Clair
  11. Cloud Fortress (Rucksack Universe) by Anthony St Clair
  12. The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters #4) by Mercedes Lackey
  13. Elementary: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters by Mercedes Lackey (Ed.)
  14. The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion by Herman Wouk
  15. Unnatural Issue (Elemental Masters, #6) by Mercedes Lackey
  16. Steadfast (Elemental Masters #8) by Mercedes Lackey
  17. Sword and Pen (The Great Library #5) by Rachel Caine
  18. Seasons: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Tales of Valdemar #13) by Mercedes Lackey
  19. Blood Red (Elemental Masters, #9) by Mercedes Lackey
  20. Reserved for the Cat (Elemental Masters, #5) by Mercedes Lackey

List of Book Covers for titles read in December 2019


  • Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood is a delightfully dark read and several of the stories intertwine with each other.
  • The Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey has some amazing stories, and some good stories. Overall I like this world. I would love to be friends with Rosa of Blood Red (book 9) who also appears in From a High Tower (book 10).
  • Cloud Fortress by Anthony St Clair is the newest offering in the Rucksack Universe. Confession: I am a sucker for anything that includes a train ride, the story of Jade Agamuskara Bluegold is so much more. These stories weave together building a unique world, I like that there is no need to read them in a certain order. I reread The Lotus and the Barley immediately before and I think it’s my favourite so far.
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (co-writer), Justin Eisinger (co-writer), Steven Scott (co-writer), Harmony Becker (Artist) is beautiful and horrific, and I am saddened greatly that this is a part of American history I was not taught in school.

Next reads

I currently have over 10 books open right now. We’ll see where I focus this month. This year, I hope to step away from requesting books from the library and return to reading from my own bookshelves in addition to bringing my netgalley review ratio closer to the desired 80% (it’s a paltry 44%). Once again I set my reading challenge to be 52 books, I have no idea what will happen this year and that feels manageable. Do you have plans for your reading?