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!