Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 2009 in a Nut Shell

January was a month with lots of snow and much nesting for me. I managed to read (19) books in January so I am pretty thrilled. Even better was the fact, I enjoyed most of what I read. Through the books I read, I visited places in India, Bangladesh, Tahiti, China, and Libya. I also saw some more of the United States: Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Ohio

By Title:
  1. Madness: My Bipolar Life; Hornbacher - 4/5
  2. Outliers; Gladwell - 4/5 - (audio)
  3. The Book of Bright Ideas; Kring - 5/5
  4. Frangipani; Vaite - 4/5
  5. Breadfruit; Vaite - 4/5
  6. A Golden Year; Anam - 4.5/5 (audio)
  7. Kiss; Dekker - 4.5/5
  8. Never Tell a Lie; Ephron - 4/5
  9. The Four Agreements; Ruiz - 5/5
  10. The Wednesday Wars; Schmidt - 4.5/5 (audio)
  11. Calling Mr Lonely Hearts; Benedict - 4/5
  12. Women of the Silk; Tsukiyama - 4.5/5
  13. Beat the Reaper; Josh Bazell - 4.5/5
  14. The Space Between Us; Umrigar - 4.5/5
  15. In the Country of Men; Matar - 3.5/5 (audio)
  16. Epilogue: A Memoir; Roiphe - 3/5
  17. Julius Winsome; Donovan - 5/5
  18. Carry me Home; Sandra Kring - 4/5 (audio)
  19. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County; Baker - 5/5
Favorite Books in January:
Challenge Progress - 2009:
  • Total Books Read in 2009 - 19
  • 100+ Books Challenge for 2009 - 19/100
  • New Authors Challenge for 2009 - 16/50
  • A - Z Challenge for 2009 - 13/26
  • Support Your Local Library for 2009 - 10/50
  • Read Your Own Books for 2009 - 9/100
  • Winter Reading Challenge 2008/2009 - 12/13
  • Audio Book Challenge 2009 - 5/12
  • 2009 Pub Challenge - 4/9
  • In Their Shoes 2009 - 2/4
  • John Steinbeck Mini Challenge - 0/2
How did you enjoy your month?

4 comments:

  1. You make my five books look pitiful, Diane. LOL I am glad you had such a good reading month. It looks like you read some really good ones! Have a great Sunday!

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  2. Wow, you've read a lot of books in one month. Way to go! I did a little recap for january myself, I think it will help me keep track.

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  3. WOW! You are a reading machine! Love it!!

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  4. I love the format of this post! I'm feeling a little scattered with all my challenges and may need to do some reorganizing.

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