Wednesday, January 1, 2020

December Confessions

December is always such a busy month, so I am happy that I was able to read these handful of books. I always have plans to read a ton, but due to my family's crazy holiday schedule, it makes it very hard.  Here's the books I read this past month:

Books Read in December: 
(All reviews will be posted in January!)
1.  City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert - (Adult Historical Fiction) - 4.5 out of 5 stars
2.  Dangerous Alliances by Jennieke Cohen - (YA Historical Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.  The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (YA Fantasy/Audio Book) - 4 out of 5 stars
4.  The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey (Adult Historical Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
5.  Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand (Adult Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars

Children's Chapter Books:
1.  Matilda by Roald Dahl - 4 out of 5 stars
2.  Polly and Buster: The Search for the Silver Witch by Sally Rippin - 3.5 out of 5 stars

1.  Favorite BookCity of Girls was such a great historical read. Keep your eye out for my review this January. 

2.  Biggest Surprise:  Winter Street was such a pleasant surprise. I wasn't sure if Elin Hilderbrand would be able to pull off a Christmas/holiday read, but she did! It wasn't as good as her beach reads, but it was the perfect escape to get lost in over Christmas break.  

3.  Biggest Dissapointment: I definitely thought The Glittering Hour would be a hit for me, but it ended up being just an average read. I loved the time period, but I found it to be slow moving and predictable.  

4.  Favorite Post:  My Favorite Books of the Year

5.  Favorite Part of December:  This holiday was so, so busy, but a lot of fun. My boys are 3.5 and 7 years old, so they are at the perfect ages to enjoy the holiday season. It always goes by too quickly though, doesn't it?  

What was your favorite book of the month? Any disappointments? Let me know in the comments. 


  1. I have been reading through Elin Hilderbrand's backlist this past year and you've convinced me to add the Winter Street series to my list. Happy 2020!

    1. I have been really enjoying her backlist series and the Winter Street series is perfect for the holidays - light, fun, entertaining. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting, Michele!

  2. I keep seeing City of Girls everywhere but I have no idea what it's about, so I'll look forward to your review!

    1. My friend recommended it to me since I love historical fiction and it was great. I was surprised b/c I wasn't sure Gilbert could pull of historical fiction, but I was wrong! I think you'd like it. Thanks for visiting, Angela!


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