January 1, 2013 18 Comments
I read 16 books this last month. It was a good month in which I was able to read all the books I planned plus some extra.
Books that stood out:
The Casual Vacancy was unexpectedly good. I knew not to compare it at all with Harry P., so I didn’t. I read it as if she was a new author and found the book a very good read, very British and (therefore) very recognisable. Loved it! A Christmas Carol is always fun to read, and Liz Jensen hasn’t disappointed me yet, so The Uninvited was a very good apocalyptic read.
This is what I read
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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. Contemporary fiction, 5 stars.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Classic, 5 stars.
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen. Apocalyptic fiction, 5 stars.
Fingerprints by Marcia Leonard. Mystery, 4.5 stars.
Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris. Contemporary fiction, 4.5 stars.
The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker Thompson. Dystopian fiction, 4.5 stars.
May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes. Contemporary fiction, 4.5 stars.
The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern. Contemporary fiction, 4.5 stars.
Reach for a Different Sun by Jenni O’Connor. Mystery, 4 stars.
The Ghost of Neil Diamond by David Milnes. Contemporary fiction, 3 stars.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Classic, did not finish.
De rode loper [The Red Carpet] by Thomas Rosenboom. Contemporary fiction, 5 stars.
Incognito by Henk Rijks. Contemporary fiction, 5 stars.
Het bamischandaal [The Noodle Scandal] by P. F. Thomése. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
Uit naam van de aartsengel [In the Name of the Arch Angel] by Olaf J. de Landell. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
PAAZ by Myrthe van der Meer. True story, 4 stars.
Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen. Thriller, 4 stars.
Reviews of books I read before December
Heft by Liz Moore. Contemporary fiction. 5 stars
Without Mercy by Renate Dorrestein. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
Eerst een huis [First a House]by Cathelijn Schilder. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
Nacht over Westwoud [Night over Westwoud] by Wanda Reisel. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
De verzegelde brief [The Sealed Letter] by Emma Donoghue. Historical fiction. 4 stars
Secret Santa visited and left me two books and lots of other great goodies. I still don’t know who she is. Please, Francesca, let me know who you are!!
The Book Blogger Holiday Card Exchange was fun and lots of people got lots of great cards.
Challenges… You want to see how I did in 2012? Look HERE.
What was YOUR favorite book in November?