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December 2015 Reading Round-Up

Happy New Year! I expect when this is posted we may still be having turkey sandwiches for dinner. It’s strange to say now that I’m 2/3 of the way through the Oyeyemi because unless it’s far, far more busy than we’ve planned, the book should be on the list below. Is that meta? I’m writing from the future. I’ve also had one too many chocolates and it’s the 23rd of December…. Anyway, I hope you’re all having a lovely Christmas and New Year’s Day and I’ll see you in a few days. Here are the books I read in December.

All books are works of fiction.

The Books

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Helen Oyeyemi: Boy, Snow, Bird – Boy runs away from her abusive father and marries a jeweller. Her new step-daughter is lovely but Boy has trouble coping and sends her away. Doesn’t know what it wants to be.

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Melanie Shawn: Let It Snow – 13 years after leaving Jake without reason, Tessa returns to the town to take care of her grandmother’s estate. Awful on many levels; don’t bother.

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Sunjeev Sahota: The Year Of The Runaways – A group of Indian men travel to Britain, mostly illegally, to get money for themselves and their families. There are some good studies in it, but it’s a bit long and the ending comes out from left field.

My favourite this month was… whoops, forgot to finish this part. I didn’t really have a favourite this month, no stands outs. I did have a least favourite, which should be obvious from the above. During the holiday I started Wild and continued The Spring Of Kasper Meier. I’m finding the former to be exactly as the reviews I read said it was.

Quotation Report

None this time.

I guess the only thing to say is, hello 2016!

What was your favourite read this month?



January 1, 2016, 4:35 pm

Happy New Year Charlie! My favourite read from December has to be the comforting and charming The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit; which was a perfect read for over the holidays.

Freda @ Freda’s Voice

January 2, 2016, 2:21 am

Happy 2016!


January 2, 2016, 7:12 pm

Happy New Year! My favourite book from Dec was The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood – I surprising delight.


January 8, 2016, 11:42 am

Alice: You too! That’s quite a title.

Freda: You too, Freda!

Jessica: Happy new year, Jessica! I *think* I’ve read that, I definitely saw the film. Such a good story.



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