January 14, 2019

Jenne’s Quest to Read 100 Books in 2018 (concluded)

Jenne reached her goal of 100 books back in November but didn’t slow down in December. Way to read! See below for her final stats and some recommendations and reviews of her favorite books of the month. And, yup, she’s doing it again in 2019. This time with a goal of 125 books! You can do it, Jenne!!


Books read this month: 15

Books read this year: 119

December turned out to be my most productive month yet. I read 15 books, which brought my yearly total to 119. Wow! Even I’m surprised I read that many. Also, this was finally the month I read mostly NOT cozy mysteries (only 3 out of 15!) so I’m pretty proud of myself. I also finally finished Hidden Figures, which I hate to admit I did not love. It was interesting, but I have a hard time with nonfiction and it wasn’t as intriguing as the story was in the movie. It got very into details of projects at Langley, which was interesting, but could be dry at times. I started it in September and finally made myself finish it this month. I failed miserably at my quest to read more nonfiction, but hey, I can’t help that I have a deep, deep love of fiction.

Thanks for following me on this journey to (and past) 100 books! I’ve really love blogging about it, so I might keep that up. We shall see! My goal for 2019 is 125, so maybe I’ll just keep doing monthly logs so people can keep up if they want to. Or maybe I’ll start my own book blog! The world is my oyster.

My favorites:

  • How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck- I love a light romance and this one was perfect. A story of a prince who secretly married the love of his life but, due to tragic circumstances, breaks things off with her. Years later his marriage is discovered and to set things right he must find her and ask for an annulment. But of course, it’s not that easy and they find themselves drawn together once more.

  • A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill- Christmas puts me in the mood to read cozy lovely books where nothing bad happens (besides the occasional cozy murder mystery) and this was a great choice for that. Darcy is involved in an accident which leaves a handsome stranger with amnesia. Feeling guilty, Darcy takes care of his dog and tries to find out who the stranger could be. As she tries to unravel his identity, she is left with more questions than answers. And she finds herself starting to fall for him…or at least for the version of him she’s starting to discover.

  • One Day in December by Josie Silver- I have to be honest, as much as I enjoyed it, this book was aggravating at times. It follows Laurie and Jack through 10 years of near misses in love and sometimes it’s heartbreaking. But I really enjoyed the premise of the book and the characters and of course there’s a happy ending. Plus, this was Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club pick for December, so how could I resist?

December reads:

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