Thursday, February 1, 2018

December/January Confessions

So, I barely read any books in December, because between the holidays and illnesses, it was a crazy month! In January, though, I definitely made up for it!  I've been starting 2018 off with some OUTSTANDING books. 

Books Read in December and January:
1.  The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy (Adult Fiction) - 3 out of 5 stars
2.  The Lost Season of Love and Snow by Jennifer Laam (Adult Historical Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Christmas in London by Anita Hughes (Adult Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
4.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Children's) - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
5.  The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (Adult Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
6.  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (YA Realistic Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars
7.  The English Wife by Lauren Willig (Adult Historical Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
8.  This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen (Adult Fiction) - 4.5 out of 5 stars
9.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (Children/Middle Grade) - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
10.  Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - retold by Angela Wilkes (Children's) - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
11.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Adult Fiction) - 4.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come) 

1.  Favorite Book:  I adored This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by debut author Leslie Cohen. I am obsessed with When Harry Met Sally and this book definitely has that vibe. Also, I love a friends-to-somehting more story, so this book truly captured my heart. 

2.  Biggest Disappointment: While I enjoyed The Library at the Edge of the World, it wasn't my favorite book by any means. It was V-E-R-Y slow moving and I was hoping to love it a bit more. The setting of Ireland was my favorite part, but it wasn't enough to make me love the book.

3.  Biggest SurpriseA Discovery of Witches surprised me big time. I didn't think I'd love a Twilight meets Dan Brown story, but I did! I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

4.  Favorite PostMy 8th Blogoversary and International Giveaway

5.  Favorite Part of December/January: The holidays were obviously my favorite part of December. We hosted Christmas Eve again and we had a blast! Santa was very good to my boys this year. January flew by quickly! I hope the rest of the winter does as well. Who's with me?

Onto February! It's a short month. Let's do this! What book did you enjoy this month? Did any disappoint you? Let me know in the comments.


  1. I am glad you found so many good books to read! I tried reading The Library at the Edge of the World but I couldn't get into it. I was hoping I would enjoy it like one of Jenny Colgan's books. I think it is first in a series too. I read The English Wife in just a day.

    Hope you have a wonderful February!

    1. Yes, The Library at the Edge of the World was SO slow. I stuck with it mostly for the Irish countryside setting, but other than that it was just ok. I look forward to your thoughts on The English Wife --sounds like you enjoyed it! Thanks for visiting, Christina!

  2. Yay for starting out the year with great books!! I actually listened to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe on audio in January - it was really fun!

    1. I have never read this book - not sure how that happened?! It was SO much fun! I'm sure the audio version was great. Thanks for visiting, Angela!

  3. I’m glad you had fun during the holidays and got some reading done. Have a great February!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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