Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Books You Loved: December Edition





Books You Loved: November had some super books – as always.  Some reviews that caught my eye were:

For mystery lovers, Journey-and-Destination brought over The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey. Carol's review said that the book 'was a splendid mystery and an irresistible read. The characters were wonderfully drawn, the plot original, and the ending unguessable'

Reading the World by Ann Morgan was reviewed by Let's Read.  Marianne said 'So, whether you want to conquer the world by reading it or just would like to enlarge your spectrum of literature, this is a great book to read. It gives you the instigation to read more books that are not in your comfort zone and thereby getting to know the world better, even your own place in it.'

Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands was reviewed by Silver's Reviews.  Elizabeth's review said 'If you enjoy traveling, reading about France's beautiful landscapes and life of the French people, French artists especially Vincent Van Gogh, making new friends, and helping another person to feel welcome and overcome a problem, then DRAWING LESSONS will be an enjoyable read for you.'

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe was brought over by The Children's War.  The review said 'Though fear, hunger, cold, death, cruelty, and loss of loved ones are the daily experiences of Dita and the other prisoners in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, ultimately The Librarian of Auschwitz is a life-affirming novel that manages to end on a note of hope for the future.'

Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing by Libbie Hawker was reviewed by Captivated Reader.  She said 'I like Ms. Hawker's clear writing style and the outline techniques she lays out for those wishing to write a novel. Ms. Hawker's outline techniques make sense and she gives plenty of examples in her book on how and why the outline works so successfully.'

Now on to the December collection.  Remember the posts you link in don't have to be recent and the book concerned doesn't have to have been recently published or read.  The only requirement is that it is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box.


I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance.  You will also find last November's books there as well.

Mr linky

17 comments:

  1. Thank you, Carole, for the opportunity! Happy Holidays to you and all your blog followers!

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  2. Catherine Marshall's CHRISTY-- As relevant and enthralling today as it was when it was first published 50 years ago. A modern American classic for a reason.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder, happy holidays to all. should finish up with about 800 this year. some really good reads, hard to pinpoint just 1 or 2 i like, per month yeah sometimes that's even hard

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  4. Scary to run out of books. :)

    Thanks for the final post of they year. This year went CRAZY fast.

    Have a nice holiday!!

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  5. Very sad to run out of books at this time of year. Hope you find plenty of good reading to accompany the eggnog, or the wassail, or the Christmas tea!

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  6. That would be sad to run out of books!

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  7. Running out of books to read?? A concept I can't even imagine, lol

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  8. This is a fascinating science fiction story. Mr. Weir writes cool stories!

    Carole, I'll have to live to 200 to read all my books I've collected and are on my "to read" piles...

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  9. Hello Carole, this month I have linked in Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley and Christian non-fiction Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung.

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  10. Hi Carole, thanks for the mention! Linked to an Aussie crime novel, one in a series I've been enjoying and a Christmas title.

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  11. I've given you links to three wonderful books from my past month of reading by three talented women writers. Cheers!

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  12. Wanted to thank you for the mention of my review of DRAWING LESSONS.

    Elizabeth

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  13. Thank you for hosting this great party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  14. Nice...lots of great titles to check out.

    THANKS.

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  15. Carole, thank you for mentioning my blog post review for Take Your Pants Off! by Libbie Hawker!

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  16. Happy Holidays Carole and thank you for hosting this. I love looking to see what books others posted here and I have had new visitors to my blog thanks to you!

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Your comments are most welcome. Cheers