December Reads and January Book Goals

Does anyone read much in December? I certainly didn’t. I spent the month doing very little and loving every minute. I read five books last month, all of which were enjoyable.

Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg. Bonny recommended this book, and I’m so glad she did. This is a beautiful story about friendship and watching your best friend die of cancer. It was wonderful. I’ll be picking up more books by Elizabeth Berg. I give this book four out of five stars.

His Royal Highness by RS Grey. If you have been reading this blog for more than a month you know that I have a fondness for RS Grey books. They are predictable and sappy, but I like them. This book is about a woman who works in character as a princess in a Disneyesque resort who falls for the heir to the park. You know how it will end. It won’t keep you up at night, which makes it perfect for reading before sleep. I give this book two out of five stars.

Blitzed by Alexa Martin. This is the third book in the Playbook series. Like the previous two books, this is a funny and interesting book. The book features strong female characters who support each other. If you enjoy football and romance novels I highly recommend you check this series out. I give this book three out of five stars.

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan. Have you ever picked up a book at the bookstore based on the title? I have. I had heard Corrigan’s book reviews on Fresh Air, so she was somewhat familiar. I enjoyed this memoir through book review, and finished the book with even more books on my to read list. I give this book three out of five stars.

Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah. I think I’ll read this book every December. It is a novel with a bit of magic in it. I adore this book. I give it four out of five stars.

I have a big pile to read on my nightstand. We are now in the part of the year where all I want to do is wear sweaters with sweat pants, drink tea, and not leave my house, so I will probably get some reading in this month.

Are you reading anything good?

19 thoughts on “December Reads and January Book Goals

  1. Five books in a month, especially considering the month is December, is a lot! Speaking of starting good books, I did just start reading Vanishing Fleece by Clara Parkes, and I can tell it’s going to be a good one.

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  2. I’ve had The Silent Patient out of the library for 3 weeks and only got started on it last night and have extended my loan period, it came 2nd in the Good Reads book of the year poll so will hopefully be good. I should have known I wouldn’t find time to read in December, can’t believe you read 5 books and think that’s not much. I’ve stopped buying books now and have started ordering them through our library.

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  3. I will have to try and find that Kristin Hannah book; I’ve read o e ore tow of her books, and really enjoyed them. I have just started Everyone Brave is Forgiven, only a chapter in, but ai think it will be good.

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  4. Oh I’m so glad you read it and liked it!! I’m actually reading one of her recent books for our book group. I liked that Kristin Hannah book, too. I think I read only one book last month, the new Margaret Atwood.

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      1. It’s actually not as hard to read as I expected, not as bad as the first book or the first season or so of the show. I haven’t finished the second season yet because it was too dark and depressing.


  5. I hardly read anything last month either. This week I just read Death In the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson, which is a mix of non-fiction and true crime. It’s a little gruesome, but interesting. That book will keep you up at night, so I have been mixing it with a lighthearted cozy mystery and a knitting book I got for Christmas 🙂

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