December wrap-up

Can it really be the end of the year? It feels like yesterday when I was posting my New Year’s resolutions. But enough about the year. Let’s focus on the month.

December has all about getting myself on track and I think I have been successful. I read four out of the six books that I planned on reading. Considering the Christmas holiday and all the chaos that comes with it, I think that is pretty good.

So without further ado (Titles are linked to Goodreads):

Book Club Reads


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

I never read The Chronicles of Narnia growing up, so when my book club chose this for December, I was excited. I picked up the book over the summer with the hope of reading it one day. While my book club went into the discussion nit-picking the deeper layers of the book, I simply had read it as a child would read it and loved all of it. You can read more about what I thought here.


Stardust by Neil Gaiman

This is the third book by Gaiman that I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. My book club spent a whole five minutes discussing the book before going on tangent discussions. The majority didn’t feel like I did. In fact, I was the only one that liked it. However, Neverwhere is still my favorite. Read my review here.


The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

I just finished this the other day for my Modern Library Classics Book Club. We meet on Wednesday to discuss it and I can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say. I am still trying to get my thoughts together about it. I am not sure how I feel about it. While it was a quick read and did like most of the stories, I feel disconnected from it and I don’t know why. I don’t know if I am going to review this one.


Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

I started this book but haven’t finished it yet. This will be my transition book in January as it is my Capital Book Club Read later in the month. I am only a few pages in but I’m liking the writing and I have a feeling I am going to like the story. I can’t wait to really get into this.

Personal reads

Every Breath

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

As soon as I found out that Nicholas Sparks had a new book out, I ran to the store to get it. While Sparks books have been just OK the last few years, I am a devoted fan and must get all of them. And like in his books, Sparks knows how to keep his fans coming. This book reminded me of Sparks’ earlier works. Maybe because it was based on a true story or maybe it was because Sparks connected with his characters, this book had everything and stayed with me for a long time. You can read my review here.


Christy by Catherine Marshall

I was hoping to finish this book by now but with Christmas, I lost a whole week. However, what I read so far, I am liking this book. I can’t wait to find out what this book has to offer.

And there you have it. Another month in the bag. Now on to the next. I am excited for what the New Year will bring.

Until next time,

Book Admirer

What did you read during December? Have you read any of the books on this list? What did you think? Let’s discuss! Post in the comments below šŸ™‚

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