The Year in Books :: December 2015

Wow! Hello December, where did you spring from?!

Things here have just been a bit manic and time seems to have completely slipped away from me.  When things get busy or fragmented, my attention span seems to do likewise, so my reading slowed down again in November.

I still managed to read two books, but they were both read right at the beginning of the month!

First up was Kate Morton’s The Lake House.

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This was exactly the kind of book I was in the mood for once the clocks went back and the weather turned distinctly autumnal verging on wintery.

I love Kate Morton’s books, they wrap you up in their family saga and there is enough suspense and intrigue to keep you wanting one chapter more!  Perfect!

I then read The Penguin Lesssons by Tom Michell (and illustrated by my talented friend Neil Baker – you can find him over here)

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This was a lovely heart-warming tale of Tom’s experiences in Argentina in the 70s after rescuing a penguin from an oil slick.  I thoroughly enjoyed this little book – I think it would be a smashing gift for anyone who loves animals (especially penguins, obviously) and who likes to read things that warm the cockles of their hearts!

December always sees me read (or attempt to get to) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien.  I have no reason to think that I won’t try them again this year because I love them both dearly.

As for anything extra?  We’ll have to see…

What have you got lined up for your December reading?

Organdie. x

PS – As always this project was started by Laura over at Circle of Pine Trees– go and say hi, her blog is gorgeous!  You can find more information about The Year in Books project by visiting the page on her blog here.

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