The BookBum Club: December Theme Reviews

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Hello everyone! I’m here today to bring you all the reviews for The BookBum Club’s December theme. We have even more people & reviews for this month, it’s so nice to see the club growing! Thank you ❤️

As before, everyone’s reviews with small snippets are below. They are all linked to the actual review, so please follow them and have a read!

On blogs:

I read The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P. D. James

“Even though I hate a modern cosy mysteries, when it comes to old-school ones, I love them! This short story collection was exactly what I needed to help me on the track to enjoying reading again.”


Nicki read The Scandal by Fredrik Backman

“Unfortunately for me the writing style, and possibly the translation, definitely made this just an okay read for me.”


Maddie read Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck, and Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

“I would like to recommend three stories, which you may not know, that are helping me see the joy of Christmas this year!”


Cathy read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

“I’m happy to say the aspect of the story which is in essence a retelling of a Russian folktale didn’t mar my enjoyment of the book overall.”


Ryann read The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

“While I enjoyed the first book a bit more, I am still 100% in love with Arden’s writing, and I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy!”


Emma read Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

“This is a perfect read to enjoy on a winter’s night, perfect for enjoying when it’s cold and dark outside. Beautiful, gripping, tense and enjoyable.”


Misty read The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

“It’s a sweet story and it reminds you of what’s most important but it was lacking in character development.”


Nicole read A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey

“In short, I enjoyed this book as a library skim-read, but will not be buying it. I will also be removing all the remaining books in this series from my TBR list, and will not be wasting my time on them.”


Janel read The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

“I adored this novel and found it utterly captivating, it’s a tender story with enough mystery and suspense to keep you excited.”


Nicole read Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

“I don’t know how well the actual story told worked for me. I felt like it skimmed the surface and lacked the depth I would have liked for these characters and their situation.”


Mia read Love Me by Christmas by Jaci Burton

“It is a perfect combination of love, family and friendship. This book is a perfect romance for Christmas time.”


George read The Little Village Christmas by Sue Moorcroft

” I chose to read it when I did because it was different to the other festive reads I had picked on Netgalley but found it slightly hard to get into at first.”

and The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey

” I would definitely recommend it as a book to read this Christmas.”


On Goodreads:

Katherine read The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

“I loved every page, every scene, every profound thought!”

and The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Amazing. What else is there to say?”

and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

“To be honest this was…. weird.”

and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

“Overall this book had action, interesting history, good plot development and glorious details that I just need more of! Much much better than the first by far!”


Magical_Bookworm read The Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

“It is definitely one of my favorite books and I can definitely see myself rereading this in the future.”


Callum read The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay

“A ‘meh’ book at best, really, though it was fun to read some crime set at Christmas.”


Holly B read The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

“I absolutely enjoyed this multi-layered plot and know many have raved about this one.”


Ali read The Night Before Christmas by Scarlett Bailey

“If you are into chick lit, romance and contemporary then I would recommend this as a fun and flirty read, but don’t expect to be blown away. “

There we have it! Those are the reviews from everyone who joined in for the month of December. Please let me know if you read a book for the Club but I missed your review! I will add it in straight away.

Don’t forget, you can join The BookBum Club at any point! We’re currently reading for the January theme NEW YEAR, NEW AUTHOR which you can read all about here, and join us on Goodreads too!

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