I’ve had a blogging break over Christmas and New Year’s but now I’m back! The two weeks off did me real good and I had time to get lost in books rather than social media and blog reading. One of my goals in 2017 was to read one book a month, 12 books in total. And I have! The last three were easy reads and I’m very happy about that because I saved them all till the last two weeks of the year. For some reason I can’t remember now, I wasn’t into reading in October and November. The other nine books I read in 2017 I wrote about, here, here and here.
Moving on, these are the three books I read in December.
Moonlight Over Manhattan – Sarah Morgan
This was the perfect book to read in December as it’s set over the Christmas period in New York. It’s a real chick lit so if you’re not into those, stop reading here and move on to the next book.
Moonlight over Manhattan is about a girl who’s never been in love for real and a man who thinks he never will have time for it again. They meet by chance and the love between them start to grow. Both of course ignoring the fact they are falling for each other but don’t worry, they both come to their senses.
If you’re looking for an easy and cheesy read then this is the book for you. The characters are those types of people you know only exist in books or on film but not in real life.
The Mountain Between Us – Charles Martin
I chose this book because it’s been filmed, with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba in the lead roles. I really like both of them as actors and thought if they like the script, it must be a good book. My instinct was right.
Ashley and Ben meet at an airport, both eager to get home to their loved ones but the plane is cancelled. They pay a private pilot to fly them to the next airport but crash in the middle of nowhere, with only snowy mountains as far as the eye can see. With the pilot dead and Ashley badly injured, their journey home don’t turn out as planned.
I really enjoyed this book, the characters are very interesting and together they have to learn to trust each other in order to have a chance to survive. The book follows Ben and Ashley’s journey on the mountains, with every other chapter including flashbacks to when Ben met his wife.
The Dry – Jane Harper
I knew nothing about this book before buying it, I solely chose it for its blue coloured pages. Aren’t they nice?
I enjoyed the book straight from the start which is rare for me. Set in the outback of Australia, Aaron Falk returns back home after 30 years to attend his supposedly best friend’s funeral. The locals believe he killed his wife and son before taking his own life but Aaron isn’t too sure. Yes Luke did give Aaron an alibi as teenagers when he was suspected of killing a mutual friend. Something the people of Kiewarra hasn’t let go.
Through the book, Aaron struggles with his relationship to his home town, his old acquaintances and his past is can’t help but blinding him finding out the truth about how Luke and his family died.
The book at the bottom of the pile will be the first I read in 2018. Did you read any good books in 2017? Have you set yourself a goal for 2018? Let me know in the comments below.