Monday, December 16, 2013

Read a Good Book: December Twitterature Link Up

twitterature monthly reading linkup short reviews
It's time for the Twitterature link up.

Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy invites others to share what they have recently read and to give a short Twitter type review.

Here are my reads for the month....

 The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

A novel about a women who accompanies/chaperones the future silent film star Louise Brooks to her first big audition in New York City. But the proper Cora hides a secret. Interesting historical settings.

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

A prestigiously awarded book that tells the tale of a man, who after suffering the lose of his wife and generally miserable life, retreats with his two daughters back to his ancestral home. He meets plenty of complicated yet zany characters along the way.

I also wanted to share the Christmas stories that I often reread this time of year. All are short  (perfect for this busy season) and filled with holiday cheer.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

The Christmas Box trilogy by Richard Paul Evans

The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!


  1. I love Annie Proulx! It's been years since I read The Shipping News, but I think a re-read might be in order.

  2. LOVED The Chaperone! You're the only other person I've heard of who's read it. I've read all of Moriarty's novels; the others are not "historical" like this one but they are excellent, especially The Center of Everything.

    I also read The Shipping News several years ago and liked it a lot.

    1. I actually just happened to come across it on a shelf in my local library. Glad I did.

  3. The Chaperone sounds great - added it to my list!

  4. The shipping news sounds so interesting!!

    1. It was! Just happened to pick it up because I thought the title was interesting. I was glad I read it.

  5. Oh, I've never heard of that Moriarty book. Worth reading? I'm thinking yes if Jeannie loves it too....

    And I know several people reading The Shipping News right now.

    Thanks for sharing your recent reads with us!

    1. You are Welcome! And thanks to you for hosting a great link up!