My January Reading Wrap-Up

snowJanuary started off a slow reading month, because I have a lot going on with work and school (and will for the next three months). But with a trip to California and a snowed-in weekend, my reading definitely picked up. Here’s what I read in January:

  • The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  • Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  • After Dad by Ralph Cohen
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  • The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

My favorite read of the month: Our Souls at Night, which was just a beautiful book. And thumbs up to JK Rowling for the latest in the Cormoran Strike series; this one was really disturbing but had so much more development of our two favorite characters. Also I was glued to Leviathan Wakes last week, a very cool book.

By the way, I really need to stop picking up new series! That’s two new series this month. I can’t follow the series I’ve already started.

Book I didn’t finish: I tried to read Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, which most critics called a Best of 2015 book. I didn’t like the characters at all and I hated the writing style. I read some reviews that said the second half makes the first half worthwhile, but I decided I wasn’t going to read half a book I didn’t like just to get to the second half.

Books for challenges: Although written in 1982, I consider The House of the Spirits a classic, and a very worthwhile re-read, although I did find the middle of the book quite a bit slower than I remembered. But a very powerful book.

What I’m reading now: The Shore by Sara Taylor. No comment yet, since I just started. I also just got Saint Mazie from my library waitlist, has anyone read that?

February looks like a lot more work, and I really have to buckle down and work on my thesis. I expect to read and post a lot less in the next couple of months, but we’ll see.

Happy reading in February, and here’s hoping for less snow.

  1 comment for “My January Reading Wrap-Up

  1. February 5, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Oh hey, good luck with your thesis! When do you have to defend?

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