A Booked Christmas

Going to my parents’ house is like going to the library, but better.  There are no late fees or “check out limits” and once a year I get to keep all the books I’m given.  This Christmas was no exception. I was not only graced once again with my yearly box o’ books, but also borrowed another stack from my mother.

On Christmas Eve, I found eight lovely tomes in my yearly box o’ books:

  •             The Rithmatist by: Brandon Sanderson. I’ve actually already finished this!
  •             Sense & Sensibility by: Jane Austen
  •             Brave New World by: Aldous Huxley
  •             Killer of the Flower Moon by: David Grann
  •             Caesar’s Last Breath by: Sam Kean. (And I’ve finished this one too!)
  •             Words of Radiance by: Brandon Sanderson
  •             Rebecca by: Daphne du Maurier
  •             Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by: Phaedra Patrick

As you can see, I hit the books right away because I’ve already finished two of them.  They were both terrific!

I was also able to pilfer (with permission) an additional seven books:

  •             Naked Once More by: Elizabeth Peters
  •             A Column of Fire by: Ken Follett
  •             Hardcore Twenty-Four by: Janet Evanovich (currently reading)
  •             The Cuban Affair by: Nelson DeMille
  •             Origins by: Dan Brown
  •             Z by: Therese Anne Fowler
  •             Lovers of the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by: Francine Prose

My mother-in-law also added to my reading list with a memoir of a Scottish nurse because my husband and I are planning a trip to Scotland later this year. It sounds interesting, and I’m really looking forward to it.

It was a very bookish Christmas and I loved it! It’s going to be an exciting year of reading, and I’m off to a good start. Luckily, while I’m already two books down, the Editor and a friend of hers have plenty of reading material to keep me busy once I get low, but I should be good for a couple more months.

Is there any that I should move to the top of my list?

Until next time, happy reading!


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