January 1, 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2014



This was the best month of the year! Just as I was despairing that the whole of 2014 year was (nearly) a bust*, along came December to save the day (year?).

Redemption! Huzzah!

In fact, if I could go back and rewrite my favorites of the year post I'd have to change it up and add some of the glorious books that I read at the tail end of the year. How about that?

Here's what I read:


Graphic Novels/Comics: 

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal

A Very Klingon Khristmas by Paul Ruditis

Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan**




Fiction:

A Distant Father by Antonio Skarmeta

North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo

The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister

Dirty Chick by Antonia Murphy

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum**

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Room by Jonas Karlsson

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis**

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion


Nonfiction:

The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley

Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson


*This is not to say that I didn't read some wonderful books in 2014, only that I didn't have many of those OMG EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS type of moments.

**These books could easily be added to my list of favorites.

How was your December? 

23 comments:

  1. I've got Dirty Chick on the schedule for January and I'd like to read Hausfrau too. I just posted my review of The Boston Girl, but it was kind of blah for me. Glad you had such a great end of the year with your reading!

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    1. Dirty Chick...hmmm. It's funny, I'll say that. I'll be looking forward to hearing what you think about it!

      I enjoyed The Boston Girl but it didn't come close to The Red Tent.

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  2. A Very Klingon Christmas just cracks me up! I have to remember that book for next year. You had an awesome month of reading. I have Dirty Chick too, so very curious to see if it's a good book.

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    1. It's so hilarious! I got it from Book Outlet for $3 or something, lol. Well worth it ;)

      It seems like a lot of people have Dirty Chick on the tbr piles. I'll be watching for those reviews.

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  3. Ohhh, I'm so excited to see that you really liked Hausfrau! I'm curious about The Room, since I have a copy of that and it's such a small little book. I'm so glad to hear to hear that your reading is picking up!

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    1. Oooh yes, I think you'd like it, Shannon. It's exactly the type of book I like and exactly the type of book I was missing in all of 2014.

      I hope I can keep it up throughout 2015!

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  4. Yay Saga! And I'm checking out Hausfrau now! That cover is stunning.

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    1. Oh my word, SAGA! How did that slip under my radar until now? I looooooved it.

      I have a good feeling that Hausfrau is going to be a big book. I hope so anyway, it definitely deserves to be.

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  5. Yay - you totally rocked the reading thing in December - so awesome!!! My December was spent blogging and catching up mostly, and it was great to do so, since I've missed blogging regularly.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. It was about time, lol. I was so glad that December was good because the previous 11 months were fairly lackluster ;) I've missed blogging too. Here's hoping that 2015 will be prolific for the both of us!

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  6. Happy 2015! How was The Rosie Effect? Not hearing great things about it but I loved the first one so I'm sure I'll read it.

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    1. I thought it was cute, and quite funny as well. Nothing will touch the first one though ;)

      Happy 2015 to you as well!!

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  7. Happy new year jennifer! I only finished ONE book in December but I'm looking forward to reading some of these gems--especially Saga! Hope your January is just as awesome!

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  8. You did have a great December! The only book I've read from your list is The Rosie Effect, which I'm very curious for your thoughts on since I wasn't overly impressed (Rosie drove me nuts! I still love Don though). I do have North of Boston on pre-order, so I really hope you liked that one!

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  9. You have a lot of great reads on this list, so I can see how the month was rather awesome.

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  10. What a great reading month! I didn't read as many books as I would have liked last month, but I'm hoping this month I'll be able to find more reading time.

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  11. Wow, congrats on getting your reading mojo back!

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  12. A bunch of those appeal to me! Happy 2015 reading!

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  13. Hooray for a great December! My reading seems to plod along at a pretty steady pace, but my reviewing has taken a serious nosedive and I haven't recovered yet.

    I'm so happy to see that you loved Lost and Found. I have it coming up and I am excited!

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  14. You had a great month of reading. Many bloggers seem to be talking about The Rosie Effect.

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  15. Happy New Year! It's great that 2014 ended on a high note for you. Thanks for the list of graphic novels. I'm looking for a few for my sister.

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  16. I have a copy of Hausfrau, but it's not that pretty cover! :(

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  17. My December was meh and January is not going too much better. Maybe it's me. Anyway, I just got news that a copy of Hausfrau is on its way to me which is because I begged for it after you seemed to like it so much. So, I have that to look forward to!

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