Saturday, January 12, 2019

What I Read: December

I'm a little behind posting this! December was a great reading month. I read 8 books total: five of those were audiobooks and two were rereads. As always, click on the titles to read my Goodreads reviews.

The ABC Murders, by Agatha Christie. (Audiobook.) This was one of my favorite Christie's so far! It was so good. I didn't know how I'd feel about her books on audio, but I absolutely loved it.

Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist. (Audiobook, not pictured.) This book was okay. It didn't really feel applicable to my life right now! I've always heard of this author, so this is just the first of her books I decided to read, but maybe I should have picked something else.

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. My first time reading this classic! It was surprisingly easy to read and very good. I only read that story in this volume, not all of the other stories.

After the Funeral, by Agatha Christie. (Audiobook.) Not the best of hers, but still enjoyable. I was pretty impressed with who the murderer ended up being, ha!

The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Finally, after three months, I finished rereading this series! I've been wanting to do that for years now, and it was quite a feat. This is my favorite of the trilogy. I'm not crazy about all the battles at first, but I love how everything is wrapped up. I do find it kind of frustrating that the hobbits don't have a simple homecoming, but at the same time I'm so proud of how they take charge, ha. Now that it's over, I have fond memories of the series...but I won't be rereading it again for a while.

Star Over Bethlehem, by Agatha Christie Mallowan. (Audiobook, not pictured.) Probably my least favorite Agatha Christie experience so far! It's just so different from her other works. I liked the Christmas stories best, but only a few of them, and I don't like poetry anyway.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. Reread this for the thousandth time...approximately. :) Magical as always!

The View from Saturday, by E.L. Konigsburg. (Audiobook.) I've owned this book forever and never read it, so finally I just decided to listen to the audiobook. I almost gave up at first because I wasn't really into it. But I'm glad I didn't because I ended up enjoying it. I loved the friendship between the kids and there were some funny moments too.


  1. I've read so many Christies all the titles blur together, are those Poirot?

    That is a gorgeous copy of the Christmas Carol.

    1. Yes, these are both Poirot. Miss Marple's still my favorite, but I like him too. :)

      I know, I love the Penguin clothbound classics!

  2. I've never been able to make it through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Maybe it's time I give it another try.


    1. I think you should try again! The Chronicles of Narnia are my favorite books ever so of course I think everyone should read them. :)


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