Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Books You Loved: New Year Edition

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

Elizabeth from Silver's Reviews brought us Millard Salter's Last Day by Jacob M Appel.  Her post said 'We walk with Millard on his last day as he visits patients and his family members and thinks about this being his last day.  …

MILLARD SALTER'S LAST DAY isn't morose or morbid.  In fact, Millard makes you laugh out loud with his last day antics and his last day..'

Artemis was brought over by Jo Ann of Journey of a Bookseller.  I agree with her that 'this writer's words resonate with me.  He talks about impossible things (at least so far) and he makes it very believable.  His stories are full of suspense and huge challenges for the characters.  No matter how many pages there are in the story, you won't skip a thing and you'll be unwilling to put it down and do something else.  His stories are mesmerizing.'

Words and Peace let us know about One Sip at a Time by Keith Van Sickle.  She said 'Hilarious vignettes on adjusting to French living. Neat way of discovering real France!'

Washington's Lady was reviewed by Stray Thoughts.  The review said 'This was a fascinating and enjoyable book.'  This one is a fictionalised bio of Martha Washington.

Lastly, an illustrated book – Journey by DK Publishing Staff.  Debbie, of Different Time Different Place said 'Journey is an illustrated book reviewing the history of travel. …to learn about famous explorers, well-known journeys, and accounts of various travels. …
There were pictures of things like reconstructed ancient boats, various models of cars or airplanes, travel posters, famous explorers, historical maps and maps of the route taken by the explorers, paintings of various events, … Overall, I greatly enjoyed this interesting and informative book and would recommend it.'

Now on to the January 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. 


  1. This is a fun read. It makes you laugh!

  2. I actually have no books reviewed in December. :)

    I have a ton coming up in January - I just posted one for THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW on my blog.

    See everyone next month with all of my January reviews.

    Going to check out the links above.

  3. Did you read MILLARD SALTER'S LAST DAY?

  4. Thank you, Carole, for the opportunity!

  5. Thank you for this opportunity to talk about books we love, always a favorite topic!

  6. For Northern Hemispherers, A Season to Lie makes for a perfect wintry mystery to curl up with this January. I thought the author had a marvelous eye for detail and turn of phrase.

  7. Happy new year, one link is for dec 2017 books read and the other are best books, a few per month for whole year. got 809 read and reviewed. gotten slack off and get back to quilting. i say this every year tho LOL

  8. December reading is so wonderful. Looking forward to checking out these reviews.

  9. Posted mine. Thanks and happy new year!

  10. I read so many good books in December that it was hard to narrow the field, but in the end I gave you links to four. I hope some of your readers will sample them and enjoy them. Happy New Year to all!

  11. Sadly I am behind on my reviews due to the busyness of Christmas so I can't link in this month. I look forward to joining you next month.

  12. I haven't blogged much last month, so I chose one of my favourite books from last year taht I hadn't posted here, yet.

    Happy Reading Year 2018 to everyone!


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