A month long blog event hosted by Estella's Revenge,
Impossible for me to pick favorites this week because I didn't look at all the entries. Nor did I post on Christmas Eve (books that deserved the hype).
But I did read and I did get some books for Christmas.
One thing I read was on Sarah's List of books she almost put down and is glad she finished:
I'm also glad I was awake because just as I finished the book I heard some creature stirring and was afraid it was a mouse getting into the edible stocking stuff. It wasn't a mouse or a "right jolly old elf," it was housemate/daughter in the kitchen having a snack attack. So we munched together and talked about feminism.
Karsyn's list. I'll read this one later this week. Housemate/daughter is eyeing it and she may beat me to it.*
This was a good library trip: In addition to the two from your recommendations I picked up three from my wish list: Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami (which is one of the discussion books for January in Japan), On Immunity by Eula Biss, and The Murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum.
I also found A Palace in the Old Village by a Morroccan/French writer, Tahar Ben Jelloun, which looks interesting.
And one of my Christmas presents is the the eBook edition of a book I discovered on Dolce Bellezza's Favorites By a Theme during the first week of a Month of Favorites.
I know I will follow through on several other suggestions from the posts from this project. How about you?
* update 12/27, 4pm, just found out she was eyeing it because she's already read it.