My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.
Donna sent me an article with a list of fun Christmas books in early November (because who doesn’t love a good holiday read?!) and I ordered several from Book Depository, which is the new drain on my bank account.
This little novel about three sisters is set in Scotland (sort of) which is why I picked it. I have a little bit of an obsession right now thanks to the Outlander series. My biggest issue with this read was the author’s frequent use of the word “fitted” which seemed out of place. I haven’t looked up grammatical rules for the word yet, but it felt wrong. Beyond that, I loved it. This family experienced an unimaginable tragedy when the sisters were very young involving a climbing accident on Mount Rainier. I was hooked from the beginning, intrigued and interested in the story behind their struggles. I don’t think I could ever be brave enough to climb a mountain in the snow and ice, but it seems exhilarating. This is definitely a great holiday read and doesn’t follow the typical “girl meets boy” plot line.
Goodreads rating: 4.39/5
My rating: 4/5 stars
Days read: November 20-24