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This is it y’all. My final “reads” post of the year. In case you are new around here or just forgot one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to read 50 books in a year, no realizing how much I actually read. Around July I hit that 50 book mark and have just kept on reading! After I finished my final book this month (and heads up, this was a slow month for reading) I officially read 88 books this year! I think I’m going to have to up that to 100 books next year just to see if I can do it!!
So anyway, let’s see what I read in December…
ONE. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. From the same author that wrote the Divergent series comes a new series, Carve the Mark. A YA dystopian novel set on a far away planet, Carve the Mark is about two people who are from the same planet but very different worlds. They learn a lot from each other, hurt each other and help each other. Overall I really liked this book, it was a twist on the usual dystopian YA book and I think that was much needed in today’ oversaturated YA market. I can’t wait for the next one!
TWO. Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews. I think we all know how much I love me some Mary Kay Andrews. Her writing is good for my southern soul. Deep Dish is about a girl and a guy who are facing off to win a nationally televised cooking show. It is a good book and has lots of good souther references and makes me want to go to Georgia!!
THREE. Camino Island by John Grisham. If you love John Grisham then you will love this book! Unlike most Grisham books, this one isn’t centered around the law but is instead centered around rare books and book thieves. I must say that I learned a lot about the world of books through this novel and I really liked that!
FOUR. The Obsession by Nora Roberts. I have been a Nora Roberts for some time now. I love how detailed her books are and how they suck you into their world. This book was no exception and was about a woman who is trying to outrun her past. She has an interesting career as a photographer and is remodeling a grand old Pacific Northwest home. I loved it!
So there you have it, my December Reads!! You can check out my previous month’s reads here…January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September,October and November. Hope you found some inspiration and maybe something new to read!!
What have you been reading lately??
I used to read A LOT, but that was years ago. It’s hard to put down a book that you are really into and my favorite books have been by Sylvia Brown (the renowned psychic) & Dr. Dewayne Dyer.
You have read some of my favorite authors. Can’t keep up with John Grisham and Nora Roberts books but they are all wonderful to read and enjoy.
Alli Smith says
I read that book by John Grisham and for some reason, it wasn’t one of my faves of his. Maybe it’s just me (probably). I’ll have to check out the Nora Roberts one too because I’m a huge fan.
Pam Wattenbarger says
My daughter was wanting to read Carve the Mark! She really liked Veronica Roth’s other books/
Amber Myers says
These do sound like some awesome books. I love to read, so I’ll have to add them to my list. I’m impressed with how many books you’ve read!
Dina Demarest says
I am so impressed with you reading 88 books this year. I probably read 15. I do get paid to read at work so I read those first. LOL I recognize all those authors and need to add them to my reading list.
Wow, girl! I’ve read like two books this year! You’ve got me beat and then some. I think it’s amazing that you exceeded your goal! Way to go!
Sara Welch says
These look really great. I need something to read when I lie down!
wendy polisi says
I haven’t read a really good book in way too long. I love this list!
Sandy N Vyjay says
88 books for the year is quite a lot and you have read some amazing stuff. Grisham is my favourite. I used to read at the least 20 books in a monthh when I was in college, though not it is difficult.
Farrah Less G. says
I used to read during my college days. I wish I could go back on that habit again. The Obsession really catches my attention.
Oh, how I love to read. You have just added to my overflowing wishlist. I am especially interested in Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews.
I havne’t read any of these yet, but I’ll have to add them to my list. That Carve the Mark book looks really good!
I love reading and articles such as this help me add to my “to read list” I’ve never thought of reading books by the divergent writer, but I do like the whole dystopia concept.
the title “the obsession” caught my eye, but I don’t want to judge a book by its cover with the rest. I’ll try and find them in my local book store.
I haven’t read books in a while. 88 is pretty awesome! I used to read books all the time, but now I’m just so busy. I go to work, come home and get the kids to their activities, then it’s homework, and somewhere in between all that I blog. I do miss reading! These sound like some great picks.
David Elliott says
I haven’t read a John Grisham novel in quite some time. I think I would love to read a book about books and book thieves. Definitely worth a read.