Monday, December 2, 2013

Required Reading: December 2013

Hello! Better start with the greetings as early as today. hehehe  Aren't we excited? I know I am.  So before we proceed with the decorating, checking lists, shopping, and wrapping, let me review the books I've read last November.

  1. Claus: Legend of the Fat Man by Tony Bertauski - a very different take on Santa Claus's origin. 4/5 stars
  2. His First, Her Last - I'd rather not talk about this.  0/5 stars
  3. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi - ruthless and fast-paced; I'll keep an eye on the sequel.  4/5 stars
  4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - I highly recommend this book. 5/5 stars 
  5. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - my favorite YA mystery/ thriller/ crime story of the year. 
  6. The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall - one heck of a crazy ride, but worth it. 4/5 stars
For December, I've reserved 2 books, both series I have followed for a long long while now:
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling - our TFG F2F book of the month.
  2. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson - I miss Alex Cross and this one is long overdue. 

Besides these two, I still have Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter and A Feast Of Crows over-spilling from November.  Here's hoping to finish all these even with the events and holiday celebrations looming near. How about you guys, what books have you chosen for the most wonderful month of the year?


  1. I have to snort at that book with zero stars haha! (I'm actually reading it now but I might put it on hold. Don't want any potential bad vibes for the holiday season. Hee.)

    And, Happy Holidays, Louize! :)

  2. Your HP is a re-read right? And see you at the AFFC thread. Have a great Christmas! :D

    1. Yes Tin, HP is a reread. I am still debating if I am going to have it on audio this time. What do you suggest?

    2. I'd go for audiobook, just to change things up. And just to listen to Ron say Blimey! and Bloody hell, Harry! :D