Friday, January 31, 2014

January Reading Wrap Up

January got off to a rocky start for me as far as my reading was concerned. I started several books and couldn't commit to any one book for very long, even though they were are decent books. I attributed it to post holiday blahs.  Fortunately things improved by month's end and overall managed to finish (10) books, but this has been my worst month for reading in years:(

Here's what I finished in January - 
  1. Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life; Marta McDowell - 5/5 (Library)
  2. Sycamore Row; John Grisham - 4/5 (library - audio)
  3. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly; Sun Mi-Hwang - 5/5 (eGalley)
  4. Life After Life; Jill McCorkle - 4/5 (eGalley/ARC) 
  5. Jacob's Eye Patch; Beth Kobliner Shaw - 3.5/5 (library) 
  6. Five Days at Memorial; Sheri Fink - 4.5/5 (NFic)(arc/audio)
  7. The Good Luck of Right Now; Matthew Quick - 4,5/5 (arc - eGalley) 
  8. The Bird Skinner; Alice Greenway - 3.5/5 (arc - eGalley) 
  9. The Dalia Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring; D. Michie - 4.5/5 (arc-eGalley)
  10. Gemini; Carol Cassella - 4.5/5 (arc/eGalley) 
Favorite Book -

February Plans - 
How was your month in books?

20 comments:

  1. I hope to listen to Five Days at Memorial soon. Make sure you have kleenex handy when you listen to Me Before You! I'm looking forward to Perfect and Still Life With Breadcrumbs, too.

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  2. January has been a month of cold and snow so severe I could not play outside ( snowshoe). It made me a little crazy. Your book list is going to help me choose my February books! Thanks! Me Before You is a good read. Very English.

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  3. I was really proud of myself for reading 8 books. You set the bar pretty high! :). I need to get my wrap up organized and posted.

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  4. Wow! I don't know how you can read so many books. Good for you! Have a great February!

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  5. I was so close to buying The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly the other day, but put it back. For Shame!!

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  6. I was the opposite, actually. I started off well and then fizzled half way through. I have so many half finished books kicking around and it is just the first month of the year.

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  7. I was the opposite, actually. I started off well and then fizzled half way through. I have so many half finished books kicking around and it is just the first month of the year.

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  8. I've kind of hit that point,too, where I am finding it hard to commit to a book. I have started several and then abandoned them and started something new. I'm hoping February is better.

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  9. Glad the month finished strong! I had a great January (need to get my post composed) due to the bitter cold. We are reading a couple of the same books in February.

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  10. Still, 10 is good. Some people don't even read 10 in a year.

    Happy February reading!

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  11. I think January has been a terrific reading month for you, Diane. Ten books a month is a lot to me. You've really whetted my interest in The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly. It sounds like it would be a favorite of mine as well.

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  12. You reads a great selection this month! I am also looking forward to Still Life with Breadcrumbs.

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  13. HA! I am one of those lucky to read 10 in a year! Too busy with critter rescue. But your reviews are always so terrific!

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  14. Wonderful lists. I'm amazed how many books you read in a month. And glad too that you gave the Grisham book a good rating. I was listening to The Litigators and had to stop after a few chapters. I might try this one.

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  15. Ah yes, we all have those periods of 'reading blah', glad the month finished well Diane. Glad to hear you enjoyed Quick's new title, the synopsis caught my attention too.

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  16. Ten books is great! I usually read 8 or so. I don't know where the free time goes!

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  17. great list! here is my wrap-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/02/02/2014-january-wrap-up/

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  18. I know you said it is one of your worst months but 10 books, Diane! That's great and I'm slightly jealous :)

    I hope February is a terrific reading month for you. I see you have Jojo Moyes to look forward to - I loved that book.

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  19. Ordinary Grace is on our Short list for the Maine Readers Choice Award - it was fabulous - you'll love it. I also have Perfect and Palisades Park on my Feb-Mar pile.

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  20. LOL! I finished 5 books last month and was happy :)

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