We made it to 2021! I can’t believe it’s been an entire year, and we’ve recapped 107 books as of today! I don’t even have the words, so here’s what I read in December!
THE VANISHING HALF BY BRIT BENNETT – 3 STARS
So. Much. Hype. for this book on the internet these days, and to be honest, I felt there was a lot to be desired. It was about twin sisters growing up in a small town – they leave as teenagers, one comes back as an adult with a daughter, and the other is nowhere to be found. The story follows the returned sister and then both of their children as they grow up and navigate life through issues of class, race, etc. I just had so many unanswered questions at the end of it all.
A RULE AGAINST MURDER BY LOUISE PENNY – 3 STARS
I tried really hard to get back into the Inspector Gamache mysteries, and I’ve decided I just don’t think they’re for me. I know so many people whose opinion I value so much that absolutely adore the books, but I have just had too much trouble getting into them!
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT BY DANIEL JAMES BROWN – 5 STARS
So interesting! I love history, and learning about the Olympic rowing team during this time was so interesting since I knew nothing about it. I loved that their story overlapped with facts about everything else happening during the time like WWII so you could get an even bigger picture of the historical landscape.
THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW BY C.S. LEWIS – 5 STARS
I’ll probably never pick up the Chronicles of Narnia again until I have kids to read it to, but it sure was fun to jump back into that world one more time!
ANXIOUS PEOPLE BY FREDERIK BACKMAN – 5 STARS
I truly love Frederik Backman’s story-telling abilities. This is one of those books where you sort of know the ending from the very beginning, but all of the little details in between are what truly make the story riveting. So many twists and turns that I didn’t expect, and of course, everyone is somehow connected in the end. This is the story of an apartment showing that accidentally gets held up by a bank robber, and how it all plays out in the end.
THE COMEBACK BY ELLA BERMAN – 5 STARS
This was an audiobook that I reserved on a whim, and I wasn’t disappointed! Hollywood darling returns from a year away from the spotlight, and everyone wants to know where she’s been. There were definitely some “me too” vibes that made you just root for the main character so hard.
And that’s a wrap on 2020, y’all! See ya next year!
You can follow along with all of my 2020 reading here:
What I Read in January
What I Read in February
What I Read in March
What I Read in April
What I Read in May
What I Read in June
What I Read in July
What I Read in August
What I Read in September
What I Read in October
What I Read in November