I have to be honest with you. I totally meant to get a book review post out at the end of January and at the actual end of February, but life. Man, winter mom life is not for the weary. And sometimes I am weary. So it’s March 4th and I’m posting my book reviews from January and February. I hope you don’t mind.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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???
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.
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!
I don’t know about you, but to me, other than Jesus’ birth, Christmas is all about family, staying in jammies way too long and last but certainly not least, cheesy Christmas movies.
However, we don’t have cable, and I recently learned that Hallmark’s streaming app doesn’t include any of the Christmas movies from the current year.
Soooooo cheesy Christmas books were my next best option.