Monday, December 15, 2014

December Reads

The books I'm mentioning in this post just happen to be the books I'm reading this month (and maybe into the next month as well...), but they aren't necessarily books you'd associate with the month of December.  I don't mean to be misleading!

I just finished reading these two.
The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin and Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
I liked Glitter and Glue a lot.  It's the second memoir I've read by Kelly Corrigan.  Love her writing style, she's around my age, and I can relate to her books.  So her book was a sure bet for me. 

I loved The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry. I'd never read anything by Gabrielle Zevin, but now that I have, I'm going to have to check out some of her previous books.  This was a book lover's book for sure.  Read the summary here at Amazon and then buy the book.  It's magical!

These are next for me, and they were all ready for pick up from my library at the same time... I'm not sure I can read them all in the 3 weeks I have them for, but I will surely do my best!
YIPPEE!! A big batch of books! 
Is there another A.J. Fikry in this bunch?  I can only hope!  In case you can't see the titles/authors, here they are:
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (I'm about 80 pages into this one.  So far I like it, but it's not my favorite.)
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (Really interesting premise.  Sounds like it's a mystery and our narrator will be someone with dementia who thinks her friend is missing.)
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc (I somehow got this title while listening to something about the Serial podcast. So it could be amazing!)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (I've previously read Eleanor and Park, also by this author.  I have reasonably high hopes for this one.)
Bark by Lorrie Moore  (A collection of short stories I read about recently in the NYT.  The title grabbed me, but I don't usually read short stories.  But I might be about to discover something great!)
Life in Motion by Misty Copeland (I love memoirs, and this one is a story of an "unlikely ballerina".)
The Body Book by Cameron Diaz (I'm not super excited about this one, but I'll thumb thru it for sure.)

I love sharing titles of good books...  And I love it when people pass along ones they think are worth checking into!  So if you have something you think others might like, please leave it in the comment section! 

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