Monday, December 17, 2018

The RAHM Report for 12/17/18

What I Finished Reading

  • Cold as Ice by Julie Mulhern, audiobook read by Callie Beaulieu (⭐⭐⭐⭐); Diamond Girl by Julie Mulhern (⭐⭐⭐); Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern, audiobook read by Callie Beaulieu (⭐⭐⭐)
    The ending of Cold as Ice left me so worried about the future of a particular relationship that I had to pick up the next book right away. And before I did that, I had to read the novella that came between the two books. So now I only have one book left before I'm caught up! 
  • The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
    I finished my re-read. It's still good. I'm not sure I'd let my kids read it (I'm aiming for teenage girls who are much less boy crazy than I was), but the nostalgia is strong. 
  • Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand (⭐⭐⭐)
    This book was kind of all over the place, and the ending felt very abrupt, but I'm happy to have finished out the series.
  • Paperback Crush by Gabrielle Moss (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
    This was a fun read. A lot of the books mentioned were popular before my time, but there were plenty I recognized. 

What I'm Currently Reading

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    I stopped reading at chapter 25, which was the goal for December 15th for the read-along I'm doing. I will finish the book by the 29th. I'm still waiting for it to wow me. 
  • Over the Holidays by Sandra Harper
    I'm skeptical of this book so far. The characters just aren't grabbing me yet. I'm going to give it a while longer but maybe there is a good reason I've owned this book for a decade and never read it. 
  • Three Children and Shakespeare by Anne Terry White
    I didn't touch this book this week. I'd like to get back to it and finish it today or tomorrow. 
  • Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase
    I only just borrowed this, and read just a few pages. It will be quick once I get into it.
  • We, the Jury by Robert Rotstein
    I won a giveaway through the Christmas Spirit read-a-thon at Seasons of Reading, and this is the book I selected. I started reading the first few pages just to give myself a preview and got hooked pretty quickly, so I guess I'm reading it now!   
  • Comic Sans Murder by Paige Shelton, audiobook read by Marguerite Gavin
    I couldn't find a Christmas audiobook, so I settled for one involving skiing instead. When I finish this book, I'll be caught up on another series! 
As usual, I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. I always appreciate the number and variety of books you share each week. And I miss your stars!! I tend to gravitate toward your 4 and 5 starred books. In any case, I'm intrigued by The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman. We don't have a local copy so I would have to ILL this title. Have a wonderful reading week, Katie!

  2. Nice variety of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. I tried and failed to read Little Women as a teen. It never managed to wow me. My weekly updates.

  4. Yeah, Little Women just didn't ever work for me, though I did enjoy the film adaptation with Winona Ryder when I was growing up. :-)