Category: 60 Book Challenge 2013

Finishing Up the 60 Book Challenge of 2013

Book 71: Seems I forgot to log my fourth book in the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge:A Christmas Visitor, by Anne Perry Three brothers plan to return to the (relatively new) family estate for the holiday.  The brother who lives on the property has died while…

I am Half-Sick of Shadows, by Alan Bradley

Book 70 of 60 Book Challenge, Book 5 of Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge This was the fourth book in the Flavia de Luce series – the 11-year-old British girl solving mysteries in a small town in the 1950s.  And for once I have read…

Deck the Halls, by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Book 69 – 60 Book Challenge 2013, Book 3 of The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge The mother and daughter mystery writers took two of their sleuths and wrote them into a story together.  It was a Christmas kidnapping.  The director of a chain of…

The Christmas Cookie Club, by Ann Pearlman

Book 68 – 60 Book Challenge 2013, Book 2 – The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge This was chick lit, but decent chick lit.  A dozen women gather each year for a Christmas Cookie exchange and the founder of the tradition is our narrator.  …

The Mischief of the Mistletoe, by Lauren Willig

  Book 67 of 60 Book Challenge, Book 1 of The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge A Very Special Christmas Novel in the middle of a series about His Majesty’s Spies or something in Regency England.  Jane Austen herself makes an appearance (for no good…

Books 61 – 66 2013

Books 61 – 63 – The Glamourist Histories, by Mary Robinette Kowal The idea is “Jane Austen in a world where Magic exists”.  So I’m in.  The magic is called “Glamour” and is primarily used for art.  But there are other uses and I…

Books 54 – 60 2013

Now where was I?  Ah.  New York. Book 54 – New York, by Edward Rutherfurd A fictionalized history of the city of New York, following several families from the time of the Dutch settlement through 9/11.  It was epic.  There were several historical events…

Books 44 – 53

Books 44 – 46 – Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a book my mother read a couple of years ago.  She recommended it highly and a copy is in my house.  Then I…

Books 37 – 43

Book 37 – City Boy, by Herman Wouk Was meant as a sort of Tom Sawyer for urban kids.  Herbie Bookbinder is the chubby, smart, teacher’s pet of a kid.  Aged..11ish, living in the Bronx in the 1920’s.  The story goes from the end…

The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

Book 36 I have a lot of other books to log, but there was a passage from this one that I don’t want to forget.  So: I have been sort of meditating on the concept of happiness for awhile.  Personal fulfillment and the meaning…