Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great Reads from December 2016

I am still behind on writing reviews, but here are some of the 4- and 5-star books I've read recently. Click on the book title to open my full review from Opinionated Book Lover.


Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Ruth, a nurse, begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

This book was hard to read but SO good. Such an important read.

4 Stars


Starflight by Melissa Landers

Just out of the orphanage, Solara Brooks needs a fresh start. She's so desperate to reach the outer realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback. He and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest.

This book was a great hard-turned-love romance with fun squad goals. It reminded me of Firefly.

4 Stars


The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house.

I don't normally like character-driven novels, but there were so many great characters in this book, and the suspense of finding out all of the secrets made this book one that I couldn't put down.

4 Stars


What Light by Jay Asher

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. Every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot. Sierra lives two lives. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

This holiday romance is super cute. It was full of great characters and just the right amount of Christmas cheer.

4 Stars



Today's post will be linked up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for her Quick Lit series.


Have you read any great books recently?

6 comments:

  1. I will be waiting for Small Great Things for months. I am so far down on my library's hold list. Glad to see you liked it though!! What Light is one I think I would like as well. Glad you enjoyed these!!

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  2. What Light looks super cute. I love the idea of a Christmas tree farm as a seed idea for a story!

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    1. Yes, it was very original. I had never really thought of where Christmas trees come from. Very cute read.

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  3. Small Great Things sounds like a great book!

    My favorite December book was The Invention of Wings! So powerful and inspiring, though heartbreaking at times! I reviewed it here: https://elle-alice.blogspot.ca/2016/12/december-book-reviews.html

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    1. Yes, good read! I listened to the audiobook several months ago. I enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

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