Oh how I love December. I am so lucky that I have a job that gives me a whole week off at Christmas. I look forward to it so. much. every year. My reading was all over the place, as you’ll see. It was a hodgepodge of a final month of the year. I spent time buying books for gifts for all of my nieces and nephews. It was so fun! I shared what I bought on my Instagram.
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I’m pretty glad that I read Anne of Green Gables as an adult. I listened to Rachel McAdams read to me while I worked a puzzle and it was pretty perfect. I 100% see why it’s a classic! I enjoyed it so much!
I loved Ordinary Grace, Krueger’s first novel. This one was really good but it fell apart in the middle for me. It might sound pretentious, but it needed an editor. I thought about 30% of it could’ve been cut out and it would’ve been even better. Still, the writing was so good, the story was full of heart and characters you could root for. Think Huckleberry Finn meets Where the Crawdads Sing.
This Stephen King book was such a departure for me! I read The Chestnut Man in October, and I thought it was great. This one has similar vibes with impeccable writing and storytelling that’s typical of King. It was creepy with a side of detective work. Also, HBO is making a series based on this book, and it starts in January!
This was my last book of the year and man, I loved it! I was surprised at how much it made me laugh. I underlined so many sentences. It’s nonfiction and tells the story of a therapist in therapy, her journey, and general but personal details about the human condition. It was the perfect book to close out the year with.