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December Reads Roundup!

I had an awesome month of reading!!  Crafting took a backseat as I tried to get a bunch of books read from one of the challenges that I signed up for. I also read a few Christmas books.

 

Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews – 4/5

Oh my word! This book had me cracking up just a few pages into it! This is book #3 in the Weezie & Bebe series. I didn’t realize it was part of a series when I bought it, I saw the word Christmas and from an author I liked so I got it.  I finished this book in just over 2 days.  It was a super easy, funny read. It had lots of laughs but also some heartwarming moments.  I think I’ll go back and read the first two in this series.

 

Sucker Punch by Sammi Carter – 3/5

I have to admit this book was a bit better than most in this series but I am glad to be done with it. It’s not a series I would recommend to anyone unless you like stories that seem to drag on forever!

 

The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank – 4/5

This is one of those authors that I’ve read a few times quite some time ago. I’m not quite sure how I ended up with this book. I did a search for “Christmas” on my Kindle and it popped up. It was probably a daily deal or freebie over the last few years. It was an enjoyable read…even if the plot was a bit far-fetched for my tastes.

 

Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett – 4/5

I read this book in about 3 hours while I was at jury duty earlier this month.  I enjoyed getting re-acquainted with the characters and it was one doozy of a storyline!  I will admit it took me a long time to read the first two books in the series but it seems to have jumped a hurdle with this book and I couldn’t wait to read the next few books! I went straight to Barnes & Noble to pick them up for our Disney vacation.

 

Chapter & Hearse by Lorna Barrett – 4/5

This was an interesting book in the series – the little family at Haven’t Got a Clue is starting to crumble.  At first I was disappointed but I think it opens up the book for more storylines. It had some touching moments, some hilarious moments and a good mystery too!

 

Devil’s Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke – 4/5

It’s been months since I read a book in this series. I think I was getting burned out a bit on the love triangle – I think that’s the biggest complaint for most readers of this series!  It seems that the triangle is close to being over but I wonder if Hannah will end up with Norman, Mike or neither? I will have to read the next book to find out!  As always, I enjoy reading about all the goodies Hannah makes and really need to try out some of the recipes in these books!

 

Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett – 4/5

The mystery kicks off right in the first few pages and continues to go deeper and more confusing. Quite a few new characters show up and I had no clue who the killer would be. I was quite surprised at the end!  I’m also enjoying the romantic aspect for the Haven’t Got a Clue owner. There is a new book out but I’m waiting for the paperback version to come out next summer to get it.

 

Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs – 4/5

It has been awhile since I read a book in this series. Since this one was available for the Kindle, I decided to get it. I enjoyed getting re-acquainted with the characters. The storyline/mystery was really good and I was surprised at who did it! I already have the next book on pre-order for my Kindle!

 

50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber – 4/5

I read this book in just a day and a half. I always enjoy Debbie’s books especially her series books like Cedar Cove and Blossom Street.  I should have read this before the Christmas one earlier this month since that book had characters/stories that were in this book.  It was easy enough to pick up on the who/what aspect though.  I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series next year, although I will be super sad that there are no more books! I’m glad she has the new Inn series that will still have some of the characters popping up in it.

 

I’m officially done reading for this year!  While I only read 61 books of my 75 book goal, I’m glad I made it as far as I did. Seeing as I read 9 books this month, it helped inch my goal a bit closer to where I hoped to be.  I’m setting my goal at 65 books for 2013!

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