Friday, January 2, 2015
What I Read: December
Here's the last edition of "What I Read" for 2014! :) I really enjoyed doing these monthly posts and I think I'll continue with them in the new year. If you're interested, you can find my bookish recap of 2014 here.
Anyway, here's what I read in December. As usual, the links will take you to my reviews.
All Wound Up, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. This is the second of her books that I've read, and I enjoy them. It's nice to read humorous essays about knitting. Well, if you're a knitter anyway. Otherwise you might not get much from it. :)
Make Good Art speech, by Neil Gaiman. I had watched this speech before and found it inspiring, so it's nice to have a little copy of it.
Here to Stay, by Melissa Tagg. I loved this one! It was even better than her first book. I loved the characters and the sweet romance and the Stars Hollow-ish setting. It was just lovely. One of my favorite books of the year!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling. I wrapped up my reread of the HP series, and it was awesome. I love this book...it's probably my favorite of the whole series. I still have to rewatch the last two films, and then I'll be putting up my review of the book and film.
The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo. This author manages to write some of the charming and heartbreaking children's books I've ever read. This was a reread for me, and it was magical.
Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with this one. I think I was maybe expecting too much. This book has a sort of "legendary status" among Christian historical fiction, but I've read quite a few books in that genre that have impacted me more than this one did. The story felt repetitive at times and I never really connected to the characters. Still good, though, and worth the read, and I was impressed with how the author adapted a Bible story to a California Gold Rush setting.
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis. I've read this one four or five times, and it was just as wonderful as it always is.
Jane Austen: Cover to Cover, by Margaret C. Sullivan. I loved this! It was so much fun.