Recent Reads [December 2017]

I thought November went by fast, but dang!  December really flew by!  I definitely didn’t read as much as I thought I would this month, but I think that’s because I was just so worn out from the final weeks of classes that I couldn’t even think straight.  It kind of stinks too, since it’s been mega-cold and perfect for staying inside with a hot beverage and a book.

Oh well, I have the first week of January to kick-off my reading challenge with a book or two.

I started off the month by reading Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – a book I’ve been wanting to read for years.  I figured since it takes place around Christmas, it was a good way to start my December reading.  It was a very cute book and I really enjoyed it… I also wouldn’t mind finding a Snark like Dash!

I kept up the Christmas-feel by reading Last Christmas by Kate Brian.  Though it’s not very Christmas-sy, it does take place around Christmas break for two students who are stranded at their boarding school and if they are found on campus, they will be expelled since they are not supposed to be there.  And of course, they don’t like each other much, but there might be some feelings that they are not addressing.  This book is the prequel to the Private novels, which is full of mystery and suspense, and that’s why I’d like to read at least the first book (or three) in that series sometime next year.

I read Skipping Christmas in one day, two days before Christmas.  I was a little surprised at first that I read the entire book while at my dad’s, but due to the fact that the book is less than 200 pages, it wasn’t really that surprising.  The entire time I pictured the move based off this book, Christmas With the Kranks, and realized that they added scenes into the movie (probably because the book is so dang short!).  At least I can say I’ve read the book now when I watch the movie!

My final read was just, eh.  Game Change by Joseph Monninger wasn’t really a book that completely captured me, yet I ended up reading it in two reading sessions.  I think that was more or less to just be done with the book, though I did think of not bothering with it a few times.  I probably should’ve DNF’d the book, but this was just one of those times I powered through.  It was just okay.

And that’s all I read this month.  I have been debating to start a book and read like a maniac tonight and tomorrow to squeeze one more in, but I don’t want to force anything.

What did you read this past month?

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