Tuesday, December 29, 2020

December Reflections

Books Reviewed at Becky's Book Reviews

147. A Christmas Resolution (Christmas Stories #18) Anne Perry. 2020. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
148.  David Copperfield. Charles Dickens. 1850. 882 pages. [Source: Bought]
149. Fire Watch. Connie Willis. 1982. 26 pages. [Source: Online]
150. Doomsday Book. Connie Willis. 1992. Random House. 592 pages.  [Source: Book I Bought]
151. A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens. 1843. 96 pages. [Source: Bought]
152. The Birds' Christmas Carol. Kate Douglas Wiggin. 1886. 93 pages. [Source: Bought]
153. The Romance of a Christmas Card. Kate Douglas Wiggin. 1916. 116 pages. [Source: Bought]
154. Their Christmas Baby Contract (Blackberry Bay #2) Shannon Stacey. 2020. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
155. A Christmas Carol Murder (A Dickens of a Crime #3) Heather Redmond. 2020. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
156. Tidings of Joy (Christmas in Evergreen #3) Nancy Naigle. 2020. 280 pages. [Source: Review copy]
157. North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1855. 521 pages. [Source: Bought]

Books Reviewed at Young Readers

118. Snail and Worm All Day: Three Stories About Two Friends. Tina Kugler. 2019. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
119. Mrs. Noodlekugel. Daniel Pinkwater. Illustrated by Adam Stower. 2012. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
120. True Rescue: The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue. Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. 2020. [December] 96 pages. [Source: Review copy]
121. True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon. Michael J. Tougias. 2021. [July] 128 pages. [Source: Review copy]
122. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Barbara Robinson. 1972. HarperCollins. 128 pages. [Source: Bought]
123. Nutcracker of Nuremberg. Alexandre Dumas. Illustrated by Else Hasselris. Translated by Grace Gingras. 1844/1930/2013. Pook Press. 172 pages. [Source: Bought]
124. The Velveteen Rabbit. Margery Williams. Illustrated by William Nicholson. 1922/2014. Random House. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy]
125. The Tailor of Gloucester. Beatrix Potter. 1903. 58 pages. [Source: Library]

Books Reviewed at Operation Actually Read Bible

97. The Christmas Heirloom. Karen Witemeyer. Kristi Ann Hunter. Sarah Loudin Thomas. Becky Wade. 2018. 374 pages. [Source: Bought]
98. 1 Peter. (Thru the Bible #54) J. Vernon McGee. 1975? 108 pages. [Source: Bought]
99. 2 Peter. (Thru the Bible #55) J. Vernon McGee. 1979. 96 pages. [Source: Bought]
100. First John (Thru the Bible #56) J. Vernon McGee. 1979. 164 pages. [Source: Bought]
101. An Amish Winter (Stranded in the Snow and Caring for the Amish Baby) Vannetta Chapman and Carrie Lighte. 2020. Mills & Boon, Love Inspired. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
102. Thru the Bible #57: 2 and 3 John, Jude. J. Vernon McGee. 1979. 132 pages. [Source: Bought]
103. What Does It Mean To Fear the Lord? Michael Reeves. 2021. [January] Crossway. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
104. Revelation 1-5. (Thru the Bible #58) J. Vernon McGee. 1995 (published 1979???) 152 pages. [Source: Bought]
105. The Kissing Tree: Four Novellas Rooted in Timeless Love. Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes, Nicole Deese. 2020. Bethany House. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
106. Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation. Joel R. Beeke and William Boekestein. 2013. Reformation Heritage. 108 pages. [Source: Bought]
107. An Exposition of Hebrews. Arthur W. Pink. 1954/2012. 1428 pages. [Source: Bought]
108. An Ivy Hill Christmas (Tales from Ivy Hill) Julie Klassen. 2020. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
109. Joy to the World: A Regency Christmas Collection by Carolyn Miller, Amanda Barratt, and Erica Vetsch. 2020. Kregel. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
110. Thru the Bible Commentary Series: Revelation 6-13. J. Vernon McGee. Thomas Nelson. 192 pages. [Source: Bought]
111. Revelation 14-22 (Thru the Bible Commentary Series #60) J. Vernon McGee. 1979. Thomas Nelson. 204 pages. [Source: Bought]
112. Matthew Henry's Commentary on The Whole Bible Complete and Unabridged in One Volume. Matthew Henry. Updated by Martin H. Manser. 1710 for the original. 2010? for the update. 4200 pages. [Source: Bought]
113. Psalms 90-150 (Thru the Bible #19) J. Vernon McGee. 1977. 211 pages. [Source: Bought]


Bibles Reviewed at Operation Actually Read Bible

10. Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version. 1952/1980. 1100 pages. American Bible Society. [Source: Bought]
11. Holy Bible, NASB 2020. Lockman Foundation. 2020. 4068 pages. [Source: Bought]
12. KJV Everyday Study Bible. 2018. Holman Bible Publishers. 1888 pages. [Source: Bought]

 

 5 Star Books

The Christmas Heirloom. Karen Witemeyer. Kristi Ann Hunter. Sarah Loudin Thomas. Becky Wade. 2018. 374 pages. [Source: Bought]
David Copperfield. Charles Dickens. 1850. 882 pages. [Source: Bought]
1 Peter. (Thru the Bible #54) J. Vernon McGee. 1975? 108 pages. [Source: Bought]
First John (Thru the Bible #56)

J. Vernon McGee. 1979. 164 pages. [Source: Bought]
Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version
. 1952/1980. 1100 pages. American Bible Society. [Source: Bought]
Holy Bible, NASB 2020. Lockman Foundation. 2020. 4068 pages. [Source: Bought]
Thru the Bible #57: 2 and 3 John, Jude. J. Vernon McGee. 1979. 132 pages. [Source: Bought]
Doomsday Book. Connie Willis. 1992. Random House. 592 pages.  [Source: Book I Bought]
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
. Barbara Robinson. 1972. HarperCollins. 128 pages. [Source: Bought]
What Does It Mean To Fear the Lord? Michael Reeves. 2021. [January] Crossway. 80 pages. [Source: Review copy]
A Christmas Carol
. Charles Dickens. 1843. 96 pages. [Source: Bought]
The Velveteen Rabbit
. Margery Williams. Illustrated by William Nicholson. 1922/2014. Random House. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy]
The Tailor of Gloucester
. Beatrix Potter. 1903. 58 pages. [Source: Library] 
Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation
. Joel R. Beeke and William Boekestein. 2013. Reformation Heritage. 108 pages. [Source: Bought]
An Exposition of Hebrews. Arthur W. Pink. 1954/2012. 1428 pages. [Source: Bought]
Joy to the World: A Regency Christmas Collection
by Carolyn Miller, Amanda Barratt, and Erica Vetsch. 2020. Kregel. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Matthew Henry's Commentary on The Whole Bible Complete and Unabridged in One Volume
. Matthew Henry. Updated by Martin H. Manser. 1710 for the original. 2010? for the update. 4200 pages. [Source: Bought]
  Psalms 90-150 (Thru the Bible #19) J. Vernon McGee. 1977. 211 pages. [Source: Bought]
KJV Everyday Study Bible
. 2018. Holman Bible Publishers. 1888 pages. [Source: Bought]
North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1855. 521 pages. [Source: Bought]

December Totals

December Totals

Pages19547
Books38

 

2020 Totals
Pages125812
Books406

© 2020 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

4 comments:

Ruth said...

WOW! I would love to know your secret to reading 400 books! Was it this year in particular?

fredamans said...

A Christmas Carol is a perfect December read! Congrats on reading so many books this year! All the best for 2021!

Becky said...

Ruth, I try to read two to four hours each day. I'm actually slowing down some from my younger years when I was able to read about 500 books a year! But my goal is not necessarily quantity. I just set out to read books that I want to read.

Fredamans, I agree. I read this one nearly every year. It's just such a great book!

Ruth said...

I think I know what you mean. I have cut out so much in 2020, it has added several hours to my day, which I have filled with reading. Suddenly, I am reading for 2-3 hours, which is a lot for me.