Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2014

This was the best month of the year! Just as I was despairing that the whole of 2014 year was (nearly) a bust*, along came December to save the day (year?).

Redemption! Huzzah!

In fact, if I could go back and rewrite my favorites of the year post I’d have to change it up and add some of the glorious books that I read at the tail end of the year. How about that?

Here’s what I read:

Graphic Novels/Comics: 

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal

A Very Klingon Khristmas by Paul Ruditis

Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan**


A Distant Father by Antonio Skarmeta

North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

Dirty Chick by Antonia Murphy

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum**

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Room by Jonas Karlsson

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis**

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion


The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley

Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson

*This is not to say that I didn’t read some wonderful books in 2014, only that I didn’t have many of those OMG EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS type of moments.

**These books could easily be added to my list of favorites.

How was your December? 

23 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2014

  1. I've got Dirty Chick on the schedule for January and I'd like to read Hausfrau too. I just posted my review of The Boston Girl, but it was kind of blah for me. Glad you had such a great end of the year with your reading!


  2. A Very Klingon Christmas just cracks me up! I have to remember that book for next year. You had an awesome month of reading. I have Dirty Chick too, so very curious to see if it's a good book.


  3. Yay – you totally rocked the reading thing in December – so awesome!!! My December was spent blogging and catching up mostly, and it was great to do so, since I've missed blogging regularly.Tanya


  4. You did have a great December! The only book I've read from your list is The Rosie Effect, which I'm very curious for your thoughts on since I wasn't overly impressed (Rosie drove me nuts! I still love Don though). I do have North of Boston on pre-order, so I really hope you liked that one!


  5. Hooray for a great December! My reading seems to plod along at a pretty steady pace, but my reviewing has taken a serious nosedive and I haven't recovered yet.I'm so happy to see that you loved Lost and Found. I have it coming up and I am excited!


  6. Happy New Year! It's great that 2014 ended on a high note for you. Thanks for the list of graphic novels. I'm looking for a few for my sister.


  7. My December was meh and January is not going too much better. Maybe it's me. Anyway, I just got news that a copy of Hausfrau is on its way to me which is because I begged for it after you seemed to like it so much. So, I have that to look forward to!


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