Thursday, January 8, 2015

December 2014 Reading Recap

Christmas morning at our house!

I'm a little behind getting this post up because I've had so many reviews and other things to catch up on. Anyway, I still thought I'd post the list of what I read in December with my fun little blurbs. It was an awesome reading month and I loved so many of these!

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise: The techno kids at school enter an app writing contest and one of the girls decides to see if she can match up couples. Sounded good at first, but then, not so much!

Atlantia by Ally Condie: Two sisters live in a city under the ocean. One is sent Above and one stays Below where she uncovers some knowledge that could destroy their beautiful city.

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross: The life of Joan, who rose through the ranks, posing as boy, until she ended up as the Pope himself. 

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski: If you buy an intriguing slave, be prepared for the consequences!

As You Wish by Cary Elwes: What was it like filming The Princess Bride. Westley will tell you all!

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys: If your mom works in a brothel in New Orleans after the big war, it makes for an interesting and not so pleasant life.

All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: If you write love letters to all the boys you like, make sure you don't address them just in case someone decides to mail them for you!

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: A fabulous fantasy where our heroine runs from her wedding to hopefully live a quiet life in a village. But two guys follow her and make a mess of things.

Favorites of the Month: The Winner's Curse, The Kiss of Deception, and As You Wish.

Plans for January:

  • Re-read North and South for our read along
  • Read Joy Street for a blog tour.
  • Finish Save the Cat... a writing help book.
  • Read Ignite by Sara Larson
  • And Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi.... that's not confusing or anything is it?
  • Read Wonder, and Life After Life, and Splintered and Cress and The Elite and whatever else jumps out at me!
  • Oh, and read Shutter for sure!
Also, I'd like to do this fun little exercise throughout the year and mark things off if they fulfill a category. Let's see how many I can do! (This challenge found an many blogs, but originated at PopSugar.)

Happy New Year of Reading!!!


  1. How are you liking Save The Cat? I think I need to dig it out for a reread!

    1. Belle: It's good, but I laid it down and haven't picked it up for months...

  2. I hope you have a wonderful reading year!

  3. Happy New Year reading to you, too. I think the Cary Elwes book sounds great and have seen it reviewed all over. Just love that movie.

  4. I didn't realize you read Out of the Easy in December. Had you read it before?

    1. Jenni: No, this was the first time. I read it early for the Beehive thing I'm doing at work.

  5. I'm also doing that reading challenge via Popsugar... looks fun! Good luck to you.
    Happy 2015 reading!

    1. Fredamans: It does, doesn't it? I think a lot of readers are going to have fun with this one this year.



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