What I Read This Month: December 2019

It’s been such a crazy few weeks, with my birthday and Christmas that I almost forgot to write this post ? but here we are. As always, I’ve listed all the books I read this month + a few thoughts about each one!


What was your @bookofthemonth pick for December?!
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I’m really excited to dive into Long Bright River which was my BotM pick for December! It sounds so good and just what I’ve been in the mood for!
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??‍♀️About The Book:  Two sisters travel the same streets,though their lives couldn't be more different. 
Then one of them goes missing. 
In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling. 
Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit--and her sister--before it's too late. 
Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.

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What I read in December 2019

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston. I listened to this one on Libro.fm and I LOVED it. I was laughing and smiling the whole time. I loved the family dynamic, it reminded me so much of my own extended family. It was about 8 hours long to listen to and I finished within 24 hours once I started. I just couldn’t stop listening! All about a girl who gets dumped so her family sets her up on 10 Blind days ?

Long Bright River by Liz Moore. Wow. Just wow. Another 5-star book. This book was hard. About two sisters, ones a cop and the other is a druggy on the streets. It talks a lot about the opioid crisis + deals with the real-life impact on loved ones when you’re a user. I loved this book, the mystery aspect, and the writing. Definitely recommend. I got it early from Book of the Month, but it’s officially out in 2020!

Holly and Mistletoe by Susan Mallory. I wanted something Christmassy so I read this but didn’t love it. It didn’t really stand out, but it was short and I read it in one day.

Just a Boyfriend by Sariah Wilson. I got an ARC of this and had so much fun reading it. This one follows Ember and Bash, who fell in love in high school but stopped dating when their parents got married (awkward!) and follow them a few years in the future when they’re both at the same college. This one was sweet.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling (audio). I started my re-read of this series. I will always love these books, even if I don’t always love everything Rowling does or says ? these books were such a big part of my growing up and they will always hold a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to read them all again!

Of Rioters and Royals by M.L. Greye. A new to me YA fantasy that I really had such a great time reading! I’m excited to continue on with this series and see what happens with Declan and Emry! You can read my full review here, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts about book two soon!

That’s what I read in December! I’m currently reading Little Women, How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen, and A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I probably won’t finish any of those until January!

What did you read this month?!


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