December Reading Roundup

December was a much better reading month for me, mostly because school break started early this year and I had a lovely vacation planned, so plane rides, condo relaxing, and skiing made for lots of time to rejuvenate.

So what did I read in December?

Ladies of the Lamplight by Kay Reynolds Blair - I bought this after we did a tour of one of the old "parlor" houses in Cripple Creek, all about the women of the Gold Rush days.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowery - A long time favorite of mine that I read with one of my reading small groups.

Counting the Cost by Jill Duggar - I have been waiting for this to come into the library and it was so worth the wait.  I found their initial show fascinating, but reading Jill's side really brought the issues into the light.

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed - This was one of the diverse graphic novels I had ordered for my students.  One of the boys told me I had to read it because it was so good!

Fatal Fascinator by Jenn McKinley - I bid and won a bookstore basket at our favorite charity silent auction.  This was one of the books in it.  I've loved her other series, so I was really excited to give this one a go.

My Trouble is My English by Danling Fu - One of our professional development options this past semester was a book club. I can totally get on board with a book club.

Watch Your Back by Stacy Claflin - I actually do not remember buying this at all!  It was a Kindle read, so I'm guessing it was a free or 99cent one that sounded interesting. It was already downloaded while I was on a plane, so it became my newest pick. I always do enjoy a good mystery.

An Acquired Taste by Kelly Cain - Find the review here!

The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris by Daisy Wood - Find the review here!

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva - Find the review here!

So ten books to finish the year!  Not too shabby, especially with still being at work till mid month.  Quite a few of these were finished after school let out.  Hoping for a better 2024 in terms of reading.