Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reading Recap December 2013

Not a bad reading month for December. In fact, I read the first half of these books in the first week and the second half during the last weekend. In between those times I didn't read at all. Those last few, I haven't even had a chance to review yet. I better get on that!

Anyway, here's what I managed to read this month, which got me to my 90 books total for the year. 

To Mormons With Love by Chrisy Ross: the experience of a non-Mormon moving to Utah County and living amongst the Mormons and their culture.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: This is the story of an alien apocalypse. And it's awesome.

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine: a YA love story between a good girl and "bad" boy.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: What happens to Cath when she goes to college? Does she keep up her online writing fanfiction site? Or does she fall in love with her roommates boyfriend? Or does she stop talking to her twin sister? Or all of the above?

My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White: Lizzie loves Mr. Darcy, the Matthew McFadden version. And so when a really cute guy comes along, she doesn't really want to have anything to do with him, because he's not Mr. Darcy. And then her own Mr. Darcy actually walks in to her bank!

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon: A really short and simple and awesome take on creativity.

Defy by Sara Larson: wonderful fantasy debut by another of our local authors. This one about a girl who has to pretend to be a boy in order to survive the cruel world and desperate world. 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: Sweet and heartbreaking love story between two misfit teens.

Favorites of the month: The 5th Wave and Defy and probably Eleanor and Park too. 

Plans for January:

  • Finish The Eye of Minds
  • Re-read The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Maybe read the other book by Jamie Ford since he's coming this to see us this month
  • Read Last Train to Paris for a blog tour
  • Read Into the Still Blue... can't wait.
  • Maybe read Incarnate, I think there's a read along somewhere.
  • Hopefully get to Life After Life, which I got for Christmas
  • Probably read Evertrue which I'll buy later this month at the launch party.
  • Read a classic. One a month, right? Should I start out trying to do that?
How was your December reading? Do you have awesome plans for January?


  1. Happy New Year! You did have a good December! I haven't gotten to Fangirl yet, but I own it. Eleanor and Park was a 2013 read though, and I loved it. I also really enjoyed My Own Mr. Darcy, it was an adorable read. Congrats on 90 books read, hope 2014 brings even more awesome books into your life!

  2. I find that in January with the start of the new year I always have way too many goals that are not even practical... I will have to see what I actually manage to accomplish! Good luck with your reading in January. :)

  3. Congrats on reading 90 books this year! I only managed 66 this year, but have high hopes for 2014!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Woo! Evertrue launch party!!!!!



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