What I Read: December & Top Books of 2018

Whew, ok I know this post is INCREDIBLY late, but having been down for the count all last week with the stomach flu, I’m just now getting back to my life. I’ve been super excited to share what I read in December as well as my favorite books from 2018. As the book nerd that I am, this is basically my favorite post to write all year. 

I read 3 really great books and 1 not so great book, and 1 incredibly disappointing book (which I was expecting to LOVE) in December. 

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Ya’ll, this was my very disappointing book.

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What I Read: October & November

The last two months have been quite the whirlwind for our family. I didn’t have a chance to post my October book reviews at the end of the month due to being in the hospital for 4 days with a kidney infection and a rupture in my kidney. [Sounds like fun, huh??]

So anyway, I’m back to posting my reviews for the past 2 months, but in December I plan on getting back to my monthly book reviews! 

But the fun news is because this review covers 2 months I have a whopping SEVEN books to share with you!!

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What I Read: September

One of my favorite parts of motherhood is seeing what interests each of my kids develop. And I’m so thankful that they both seem to be falling in love with reading! Zeke especially would read (be read to) for hours, carries around books instead of lovies/stuffed animals, and demands them to be in his crib when he takes a nap and goes to bed. 

And then there’s Knox, who has a lot of the books we read in bed memorized…it’s crazy impressive!

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What I Read: July & August

A summer comes to an end and I look back over the books that lead me through this hot season, I’m giddy both because I’m reminded of the amazing people I’ve “met” over the past 2 months, but also excited for the upcoming fall, when I can curl up to read with a blanket and a cup of coffee. (Decaf of course, because I usually read at nap time or after bedtime, and mama doesn’t sleep at night if I drink caffeine after lunchtime…insert rolling eyes emoji here.) 

If you know me at all, you’ll know that I could read books, talk books, or trade books ALLLLL.

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What I Read: May & June

Friends. The past few weeks have been a DOOZY. My kids had hand foot and mouth, and it laid us out for a good week and a half. We traveled to Philly for a week in May, but throughout it all, I still managed to read some really awesome books!! As you’ll see below, I’m not quite living up to my plan of reading more non-fiction books, there are just TOO many good fiction books out there!

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What I Read: March & April

Ya’ll I thought I had killed it with reading the last two months…feeling pretty awesomely book nerdy (although I think that might be an oxymoron…) UNTIL. 

Until I heard about a girl named Addy, who’s working her way through the entire Cairn University library by reading 1,000-1,500 books a year. Hello humble pie. Whew, as heavenly as reading that much sounds, like does she have a life outside of reading???

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What I Read: January & February

Ok ya’ll. I don’t know about you, but book review day is kinda like Christmas to me. I look at other people’s book review posts and post my own so it’s like the wondrous giving and receiving of Christmas. Yes, I’m a nerd, and I’m ok with that.

So, I kinda went on a book binge these last 2 months. I “blame” it on football/Super Bowl and all my regular shows being on winter hiatus.

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Top 5 Books of 2017

2017 brought about a lot of great things…Stranger Things Season 2, Star Wars whatever number we’re on, Tay went bad girl, “Salt Bae” happened, men started wearing rompers, and I read 27+ books! (I say 27+ because I only started recording them in March, but I know I read some Jan and Feb, I just didn’t blog about them.) 

I wanted to whittle my list down to my top 5, since I’ve been getting a lot of requests for book suggestions lately, but let me tell you, it was a lot harder than it seems!

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What I Read: October & November

This monthly post has become one of my favorite to write. I get all geeked out and giddy about remembering the stories and adventures I’d been on over the past 2 months, and sharing them with others. 

This past month I traveling throughout India, Australia, Paris, and my own front yard. It was a fabulous month of reading, and I hope some of you will choose to adventure through these books too!

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