Winter 2015 Book Challenge: Month 1

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley, book cover

5 points: Read a book that has between 100 and 200 pages – Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons (126 pages, paperback edition, 4 stars) 
I originally picked this one out for another category, but soon realized it didn’t meet the page requirement – so glad it fits here! This was really more of a short story, but I thought it was interesting and intriguing. It shares the evolution of a foster child’s story from her parents to her current situation. I’m not quite sure it highlighted the race/class barrier quite the way it intended, but the point was there.

10 points: Read a book that does not take place in your current country of residence – A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley (519 pages, paperback edition, 4 stars)
A classic Susanna Kearsley novel. Set in the typical time period for her novels (a cross between present day and Jacobite Scotland times), this book is no less intriguing than any of the others Kearsley has written. I did like the main character – Sara – quite a bit just because she was different than the norm. Definitely a guaranteed good read.

20 points: Read a book with a verb in the title – Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (391 pages, paperback edition, 3 stars)
This was a random find and about par for this particular YA genre (angels/demons/young love/etc.). It follows the story of a girl who is being both hunted and guarded by her own fallen angel. I liked it enough to pick up the next book in the series.

Total Points: 35

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6 thoughts on “Winter 2015 Book Challenge: Month 1

    • Lol – I don’t know about crushing. I struggled to get these in for the month. Hopefully December will be better since there will be plenty of airport time to entertain myself. There’s just so much going on! Here’s to catching it all up in January 😉


  1. I love Susanna Kearsley novels so much, and I had never heard of this one! I actually first picked up The Winter Sea because I just finished Outlander and wanted something similar to read, and she definitely doesn’t disappoint! I’m definitely adding this one to my TBR list!


    • I found her the same way!! Love both authors so much and was happy to find the Susanna Kearsley books to read while waiting on the last Outlander book 🙂 I hadn’t heard of this one either until I happened upon it, but it’s definitely one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy!!


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