December Books

Jeeves, ColetteAfter going strong all year, I kind of fizzled out of the reading habit by December. I barely finished my book club book in time for the discussion and then I found myself cramming one last book into my suitcase so I could achieve my goal of fifty books for the year.

The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

This was our book for book club. I didn’t love it, which put me in the minority. (It was widely loved by the group.) I think I didn’t love it because I tried to read it in too short of a time. A book club friend compared it to a really sweet dessert; it’s best enjoyed in small tastes. So, I think I need to give ol’ P.G. another try sometime.

for a flower album by Colette

This is a really lovely book. Colette writes exquisitely about flowers and her beautiful prose sits alongside simple, sweet watercolor illustrations. She weaves vignettes of her life into the floral descriptions. There’s no real plot, but it’s the kind of book you can revisit over time and still enjoy it. Hmmm…maybe it’s similar to Jeeves in that way!

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