3 Books to Read Before 2015

I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy‘s linkup formerly known as twitterature. Now dubbed Quick Lit, the goal of the game is still the same: Share some mini book reviews for what you’ve been reading over the last month. 

Here are 3 books I’ve read since last month, all three definitely worth fitting into your reading time before the new year rolls into town.

The Book Everyone’s Buzzing About: 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simion

17925125This has been a much loved book around the blogosphere and I can see why. Although it took awhile to get used to the narrator’s voice which is as methodical and dry as you’d expect from a scientist with Asperger syndrome who decides for scientific reasons to find a wife. Not a girl friend, not true love, just a wife.

He makes a questionnaire for potential prospects to fill out to determine their qualifications for said position and conducts the whole thing like a scientific study. Then in true rom com fashion, he meets the perfect girl who doesn’t match any of said qualifications.

The story really clings to your heart after awhile – the author does a good job of fleshing out the characters, while remaining true to their inherent selves. I really, really enjoyed this one.

A Christmasy Classic: 

Christmas with Anne by L.M. Montgomery

543138The perfect book for Anne Fans to curl up with during the holidays. There are two “Anne” stories and then several others that Montgomery wrote for magazines and newspapers over the years.

Each story is good, but the truth is they all tell basically the same story: Be good to people, even when they don’t deserve it. It’s better to give than to receive. Unexpected kindness is the best kind of kindness. Etc.

It occasionally borders on repetitive, but I still enjoyed each story and if you are a fan of Montgomery’s writing (and who isn’t?) you’ll probably enjoy this.

And One To Read With Your Kids: 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

2797624I think I read this once before as a kid but it was even better reading it as an adult and parent. I read it with my 8 year old who thought the antics of the Herdmans was hysterical and I agree. This story has a lot of laugh out loud moments and a few heart string tugging moments as well. It’s a really cute story that will remind you of your own family and childhood even if you never knew a family like the Herdmans. Plus it’s a nice quick read with good flow for a read-a-loud.

What have you been reading lately?