Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Books for Christmas!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season and that those who celebrate it enjoyed a Merry Christmas! Here is my annual round-up of the books that my book-loving family exchanged for Christmas yesterday - quite a haul!

First, I received, from my son, my mom, and my husband:

  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (a classic I've been meaning to read for years)
  • Not the End of the World by Kate Atkinson (a favorite author)
  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (another favorite!)
  • The Official Scrabble Dictionary (my mom and I love to play Scrabble together)
  • And, not a book, but a set of classic Hitchcock movies from my husband because I just watched my first Hitchcock (Rear Window) last year!
We gave our son:
  • The Rose and the Thorn by Michael Sullivan (book 2 in The Riyria Chronicles - he just finished book 1 and loved it...almost bought book 2 three days ago for himself!)
  • Defender by Robert J. Crane (book 1 of The Sanctuary series)
  • Pithy Seedy Pulpy Juicy by Hilary B. Price (a book of cartoons - she draws Rhymes with Orange in the newspaper, with is very Far Side-like)
And, from my son and I, my husband got a big stack of his favorite thrillers:
  • Edge by Jeffrey Deaver, a stand-alone novel (not part of the Lincoln Rhyme series)
  • Live to Air by Jeffrey L. Diamond
  • The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
  • Past Tense by Lee Child
  • Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
That should keep him busy for awhile!!

And I gave my mom two of my all-time favorite novels ever: Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver.

So, it was a happy and bookish Christmas here! Hope it was for your family, too!


  1. LOVE Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven! Great choices. I gave my dad the new Lee Childs as well. What a great pile of books you all got. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks, Helen - those 2 are definitely in my top 10 of all time :) I know my mom will love them, too.

  2. What a nice selection.

  3. Nice Christmas haul, Sue. Hope you enjoy all of the new books.