The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls by Wendy Delsol: I liked this book, but it's been so long since I read it, I don't remember much about it. I guess that says something, hmm. Okay, it was a perfectly good time-filler, but not outstanding.
1105 Yakima Street and 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber: I
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky: Now this book is different! Really quirky and sort of disturbing, but a compelling read.
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins: I had to see what all the fuss was about. Surprisingly, I liked The Hunger Games enough to read on in the series, but Catching Fire didn't seem to break any new ground. Suzanne Collins has a really unimpressive website considering how successful she is!
Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by D. E. Stevenson: Enjoyed other Mrs. Tim books much more than this first one. I'm glad I read those first or I'd have never continued!
Who was Changed and Who was Dead by Barbara Comyns: This is an older book that's been re-released, and boy is it strange! Good-strange, though.
Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson: Speaking of strange... This one didn't do it for me. Managed to finish it, but just barely.
The Faithful Place by Tana French: I picked this up when I felt like I needed an easy read, and it fit the bill. I got a kick out of the dialogue, as it's very Irish, with plenty of colorful expressions!
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos: Couldn't wait for this to come out, as I usually like her books. Very disappointing. Had a hard time finishing.
French Leave by Anna Gavalda: I was trying to think of how to describe this. Instead of it being like reading a book, it was like reading a piece of writing. I don't know if that makes any sense, but it's the best I can do! Not unpleasant, just nothing to sink into.
Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays by Joel Waldfogel: This isn't a funny, lighthearted book about consumption. It's very economics assignment, so beware! The premise is that the utility of presents received is never going to approach the utility of things you buy for yourself, thus presents are ineffecient. I agree, but it makes for a boring book!
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan: Hillary Jordan is the author of the amazing Mudbound, so when I heard she had a new book out I was excited. Then I read about the book and thought it sounded way too science fiction-y for my tastes. I finally gave in and tried it and loved it.
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris: On the other hand, I am not much for vampire books, and this did nothing to change my mind. I read it purely for the sake of doing readers' advisory at the library, and I hated every page.