Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What I Read: December

I've gotten out of the habit of posting what I read each month, but I'd like to start doing that once again. I always love seeing what other bloggers are reading and loving, so I hope you'll enjoy it as well. Here's what I read in December.


The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. I love Jojo Moyes; The Last Letter from Your Lover and Me Before You are two of my favorite reads. I heard mixed reviews about this one, but I really enjoyed it. The way Moyes is able to smoothly jump between modern and historic times is impressive. If you enjoy Moyes' other books I'd recommend it for sure; if you've never read one of her books you absolutely MUST read Me Before You and The Last Letter from Your Lover

The Almost Archer Sisters by Lisa Gabriele. I absolutely hated this book for about the first fourth of it. I almost gave up on it, but it was one of those stories that grew on me. For me, it was the main characters, two sisters who lead radically different lives, who grated on my nerves. If I don't like the protagonists, I have a hard time enjoying the rest of the book. Another strike against it was the plot, which involved one sister sleeping with the other sister's husband... a real feel-good read, right? However, like I said, I gave the sisters a chance and eventually found myself wanting to know what would happen next. 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. So many people recommended this book to me, and I'm so glad I waited in the long library queue to get it. I loved everything about this book, from the quirky, genius narrator to all the characters he meets in his quest to find himself, in the most scientific manner, the perfect wife. This is a wonderful, feel-good read, I'd definitely recommend it. 

Have you read anything good lately? 

12 comments:

  1. So fun! I haven't read any of these, but have heard about a few. I was in a major reading slump this year. I managed to finish five. (which for me is about a 4th of what I try to/usually read). I most recently finished Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. I hadn't read any of her books before, but I enjoyed the classic murder mystery. It was so different from other classics I usually read. :) XO -Alexandra

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  2. Those sound like interesting books! I'm just finishing up Amy Poehler's book and then I am going to read Gone Girl next I think.

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  3. I loved The Rosie Project too! I just picked up Jojo Moyes Me Before You

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  4. I was in a slump at the beginning of the year too, but by the end of the year I was back to my old book-loving self again :)
    I've never ready any Agatha Christie, but I think I'd enjoy it as well!

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  5. Ooh Gone Girl was crazy. I'll be curious to see what you think about it. I never did see the movie, but I'd like to, just to compare it to the crazy book! It was a page-turner, for sure!

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  6. Oh my goodness I hope you love it!! Let me know what you think--it's really one of my favorites!

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  7. Omg, this inspires me to hit the stacks and pick out some new books to read! It's been ages since I've settled in with a good book. :)


    Happy 2015, babe!


    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  8. Yes, love these posts! I read this Jojo Moyes and the Rosie Project over the summer and thought they were both great reads. Earlier this month I read One Plus One which was also good - a little more back in the lower class/upper class unlikely relationship/expanding horizons category like Me Before You, which I think is probably still my favorite of hers though I've enjoyed all 3 that I've read. I was one of the complainers about the historical fiction aspects of The Girl You Left Behind at first but ended up really liking it overall, especially the modern story being kind of an art detective story, which I'm a sucker for. Now I'd better ad The Last Letter from Your Lover to my list though...

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  9. Thanks Ashley! Happy 2015 to you too!! :)

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  10. Ooh yes I loved that one, you'll have to let me know what you think if you read it. I haven't read One Plus One yet, but it's on my list. I'll have to pick that one up soon.

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  11. rosie project is one of my favorites! i think the sequel is coming out soon?

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  12. I know I JUST saw that and was like "Whaaaa?!" Going to have to read that one!

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