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December Reading Recap

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It's the last reading recap of 2019! Let's get to it, shall we?

I read 7 books in December: 3 ebooks/advance copies provided by the publishers, 2 library books, and 2 backlist books I've had for awhile. Which explains why I didn't have the forethought to take a photo of all the physical books I had at once. Whoops.

Anyway, here's what I thought of each book.

*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, 4/5

Unless you've been living under a rock, this nonfiction story of the sex lives of 3 American women has been hyped up everywhere. It took me awhile to work out what I thought about this book, but ultimately it's an important and worthwhile read.

A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan, 4/5*

The ultimate cheesy and lovey-dovey Hallmark Christmas movie, in book form. It was cute and silly and predictable. Not quite my thing, but a good read for the genre. Thanks to Harlequin for including me in their holiday blog tour.

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle, 3/5

I finally tackled one of my backlist books! This one made me feel all sorts of things which I rant about in my review. Namely, that I must be too old for certain types of romances where the love interest and protagonist just need to get it together.

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim, 3/5

I said it in my review and I'll say it again: this book made me hungry. It's about food and family and rediscovering yourself. The writing in this debut novel had potential, so I'm eager to check out Roselle Lim's next book.

Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison, blog post and review to come!*

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore, review to come!*

25 Days 'Til Christmas by Poppy Alexander

Not your typical light and fluffy Christmas romance. This one dealt with some heavy themes of death, poverty, and depression around the holidays. Maybe I like heavier stories, because I enjoyed this much more than A Wedding in December. But I don't think it's necessarily the most common type of "Christmas story" that you might read around the holidays.

That brings my grand total for the year to 99 books read in 2019. Yes, it bugs me that I didn't get to 100. But one of my bookish New Year's resolutions is to stop caring about stuff like that.

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