Weekly and Monthly Rewind ~ December 2015

Posted January 3, 2016 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Features, Monthly Rewind, Weekly Rewind / 47 Comments

Weekly Rewind is a weekly feature where I will recap posts, books read, books bought and borrowed and whatever else from the past week. I’ve linked to The Sunday Post hosted by  Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves hosted by  Team Tynga’s Reviews.
So this is a two week combo since I took off some time.  We had some friends over New Year’s Eve with their kids. So there were 6 kids in total running around and they lasted from between 11 and some actually made it to 12. Not bad for a bunch of almost 4 and 2 year olds! Overall I am ready for a fresh start in 2016 in general.  Hope everyone had a lovely holiday and fun New Year’s.

This week in blog posts

This week in reading


  • Finished: Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
  • Finished: King by T.M. Frazier
  • Finished: Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
  • Finished: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Stacking the Shelves



My favorite pictures from my Instagram this week.


Quote of the Week

“The best lies were always mixed with truth.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight 

monthly rewind

Monthly Rewind is exactly what it sounds like. A post to summarize the past month: Books read, my quick takes on them, top posts of the month, what I have been watching and what’s coming up. I will be linking up to Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Monthly Wrap Up Round Up.

Break from Books
  • December is already crazy with the holidays but then add a birthday (or three) and it gets nuts. We not only have my son’s birthday close to Christmas but my niece and my brother-in-law’s as well. Lots of celebrations this month.
  • I totally binged Transparent as soon as it dropped on Amazon and it was awesome and better than season 1. I also have been watching Jessica Jones on Netflix. Really good.
  • How had I not listened to Serial podcast yet?? Amazing.
  • Christmas was hectic and we were out at the family’s a lot but the kids had a great time and got entirely too much. I got some awesome things myself so there is that 🙂
Top 3 Reviews


The Sea of Tranquility
Throne of Glass
What She Knew

Top 3 Non-Reviews


Am I Too Easy of a Rater?
Top Ten (or more) of 2015

Top Ten 2016 Debuts I am Looking Forward to



The one that was my favorite: He Will Be My Ruin
The one that was the coziest:
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen
The one I really liked but most seem to not:
This Raging Light
The one I never thought I would read:
Throne of Glass
The one I waited for the longest to come out:
The one with the coolest cover:
Other Broken Things

What’s Ahead

I will have my 2016 bookish resolutions post for TTT but I want to get through the mountains of 2016 ARCs I already have. I am really going to calm it down with them because I own SO many books I want to read. Also, in true January form I want to get back to eating better and working out. I am super original I know.

How was your December? What was your favorite book from the month?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

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47 responses to “Weekly and Monthly Rewind ~ December 2015

  1. Looks like you had a great month! December is packed with birthdays for us too (my two brothers, 3 of my husband’s siblings, two great-nieces and one great-nephew and my best friend) so between those and Christmas there is a lot of family time. I enjoyed The Sky is Everywhere but liked I’ll Give You the Sun more. I gave up three episodes into Transparent, but loved Jessica Jones. Have a great New Year!
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  2. Happy New Year! Black Eyed susan looks good, and Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen does too. Looks like you had a busy December- it is a hectic month. I liked Jessica Jones and am looking forward to the next one. I kinda hope they all guest star in each others’ shows, that would be cool.

    Hope you’re having a nice and relaxing start to the New Year!
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  3. Happy New Year! It sounds like you had a fun and very busy month. It looks like you read a lot of different sorts of books. I love that.
    My December was also very busy. I had to work a lot but this week I had some time off and I spend it reading and blogging.
    It’s my first time on the Sunday Post and I’m super excited to see all the posts and blogs.
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  4. It sounds like you have a wonderful yet busy Christmas and New Years. I am glad that your kids had a good time because that is what it is all about. I am seeing so many people that are trying to get caught up with their ARC piles. It is nice to know that I have good company in that endeavor! You picked up some awesome books! I definitely must read K.A. Tucker’s book since you said it was the one you liked the most.
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  5. I loved King! Its a bit dark and twisty but I found I enjoyed it way more than I thought. And holy cliffhanger!!!!!
    I too have promised to eat better and get a handle on my TBR pile. I’m guessing that will last all of a day 😉 I have very little will power!
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  6. I just finished Rest Ye Murdered Gentleman as well. I bought it at a local bookstore because I was feeling cozy Christmas stories! I’ll be curious to see what you thought. Yay for lots of fun gifted books and a nice New Year!

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  7. It sounds like you have been busy with the holidays–but fun! I really liked Black-Eyed Susans too. 🙂

    Working through my ARC’s is a definite goal of mine this year–both this years and last years that I didn’t get to. I have sworn off requesting or accepting more for review until I am.

    Have a great week!
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  8. Hey, I think it is great that you want to get back into working out. So what if it is unoriginal, it is a GREAT thing you are doing for yourself.
    Thanks for sharing this, I love wrap up posts.
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  9. Happy New Year Grace! You’ve reminded me to listen to Serial! Hopefully I will get the chance too. SO MANY THINGS TO WATCH AND READ AND gah. I am overwhelmed hahah.

    Can’t wait to hear about The Unexpected Everything! And WOO for reading Throne of Glass! I have not seen your review for that so off I go!
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  10. You’ve been busy! I read Black-Eyed Susans this summer, and loved it. I can’t wait to read your review. I also love your Instagram photos. It looks like you’re into the adult coloring books as well. I love them! They’re such a good way to relieve stress. I have The Time Chamber, but have been thinking about getting the Secret Garden. I gave it to someone for Christmas, and really liked it. Have a great week!
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