January 5, 2014 20 Comments
December was a mixed month. I read some really nice books, and a few less good ones. But nothing I couldn’t finish, I’m glad to say.
Book that stood out:
I really enjoyed The Kept, a historical fiction about family and identity. Well written, bleak and beautiful.
This is what I read
Click on the blue links to go to the review (as you can see, I still need to post a few reviews!).
The Kept by James Scott. Historical fiction, 5 stars.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Contemporary fiction, 5 stars.
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. Short stories, 4.5 stars.
Queen Sugar by Nathalie Baszile. Contemporary fiction, 4.5 stars.
This Year Will be Different by Maeve Binchy. Christmas stories, 4.5 stars.
Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino. Mystery, 4 stars.
Have Wormhole, Will Travel by Tony McFadden. Science fiction, 3.5 stars.
Dutch blog (reviews in Dutch):
1 Ding [The One Thing] by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Non-fiction, self-help, 5 stars.
Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton. Mystery, 4.5 stars.
De zonderlinge avonturen van het geniale bommenmeisje [The Curious Adventures of the Genius Bomb Girl] by Jonas Jonasson. Contemporary fiction, 4.5 stars
De gestolen kinderen [The Stolen Children] by Gerardo Soto y Koelemeijer. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
De mannenmaker [The Man Maker] by Petra Kruijt. Chick-lit, 3.5 stars
Leave me a comment with a book you really enjoyed in December!