That month sure went by fast, it's already time again for the monthly book linkup again with Steph and Jana. I read a bunch of books this month. It's amazing how much time you have when deactivate your Facebook. When I went into the library the other night to pick up my most recent request, the librarian pulled it right off of the shelf and said, "You're in here so often I don't even need to ask your name anymore!"
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.
Like Cheers. Or the local library.
Anyway, this month confirmed that during the holiday season I am powerless to resist a Christmas book set on Nantucket.
First up, Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber.
Totally cheesy but perfect to read under a blanket by the Christmas tree. Also, the main character's job is to write Christmas letters for people, so basically I've identified a new life goal. If you're typically a fan of Debbie Macomber's books, you'll like this one.
Next, Winter Stroll and Winter Storms, by Elin Hilderbrand.
There are two other books in this series but they were checked out of the library so I haven't gotten to them yet. Despite not reading the books in order, I had no trouble catching on to the plot and characters. Matt asked what my book was about and I said, "It's about a family who is dealing with some troubles, including jail time for insider trading, drug abuse, a prisoner of war, a woman with two boyfriends, ex-wives, new spouses, celebrities, and the father's ex-wife having an affair with the town Santa Claus."
I couldn't quite see but I think he might have rolled his eyes.
Despite the slightly ridiculous story line, I enjoyed both books.
I also read The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella.
This was my favorite book this month. The characters were so enjoyable. Much like her book My Not So Perfect Life that I read over the summer, I wished they were all real because I'd love to meet them in real life. I truly didn't want it to end.
Finally, I finished up with Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly.
And by micro, she means micro. Some were as short as a sentence. It was a small book so I read it in a night, but I had super high hopes for it and it kind of fell flat. I think someone with a little more life experience might enjoy it, but after reading it, I don't agree with a lot of the reviews I read.
Right now I'm in the middle of Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery, and Last Christmas in Paris is in the lineup after that. Did you read anything great this month?