Friday, December 30, 2011

December Reflections

I read 26 books in December.

Children's Books 3; Middle Grade: 2; Young Adult: 4; Adult: 12; Christian Fiction: 2; Christian Nonfiction: 2; Nonfiction: 1.

Review copies: 3; Library Books: 21; Books I Bought: 2.

My top five:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
The Merchant's Daughter. Melanie Dickerson.
Busman's Honeymoon. Dorothy L. Sayers.
Doomsday Book. Connie Willis
Clementine and the Family Meeting. Sara Pennypacker.

Reviews at Becky's Book Reviews:

The Death Cure. James Dashner. 2011. Random House. 324 pages.
All These Things I've Done. Gabrielle Zevin. 2011. FSG. 354 pages.
Eve. Anna Carey. 2011. HarperCollins. 322 pages.
The Secret History of Tom Trueheart. Ian Beck. 2006. HarperCollins. 345 pages.
Gideon The Catpurse. Linda Buckley-Archer. 2006. Simon & Schuster. 405 pages.
A Shilling for Candles. Josephine Tey. 1936. 240 pages.
The Nine Tailors. Dorothy L. Sayers. 1934. 312 pages.
The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir. Ken Harmon. 2010. Penguin. 275 pages.
The Return of the King. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1955/1965. Houghton Mifflin. 311 pages.
Hercule Poirot's Christmas. Agatha Christie. 1938/1939. Black Dog & Leventhal. 272 pages.
Doomsday Book. Connie Willis. 1992. Random House. 592 pages. 
I Am Half Sick of Shadows. Alan Bradley. 2011. Random House. 300 pages.
Busman's Honeymoon. Dorothy L. Sayers. 1937. HarperCollins. 403 pages.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. 2009. Thorndike Press. 722 pages.
Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen. 1813. 386 pages.
The Future of Us. Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler. 2011. Penguin. 356 pages.
Thrones, Dominations. Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh. 1998. St. Martin's Press. 312 pages.
A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh & Dorothy Sayers. 2002. St. Martin's Press. 384 pages.
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century. Ian Mortimer. 2008. Simon & Schuster. 345 pages.

Reviews at Young Readers:

Clementine and the Family Meeting. Sara Pennypacker. Illustrations by Marla Frazee. 2011. Hyperion. 164 pages.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances. Lenore Look. 2011. Random House. 198 pages.
Hound Dog True. Linda Urban. 2011. Harcourt. 152 pages.

Reviews at Operation Actually Read Bible:

The Mercy. Beverly Lewis. 2011. Bethany House. 310 pages.
My First Read and Learn Countdown to Christmas. Dr. Mary Manz Simon. Illustrated by Siobhan Harrison. 2009. Scholastic.
God With Us: Divine Condescension And the Attributes of God. K. Scott Oliphint. 2011. Crossway. 303 pages.
The Merchant's Daughter. Melanie Dickerson. 2011. Zondervan. 285 pages.

© 2011 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

fredamans said...

I loved The Help too! My favorite of the year it is!
Happy 2012!