Monday, February 1, 2016

January in Reading Summary

2016 got off to a great start for me. I managed to read (13) books and enjoyed most of the books I read as well.
  1. Like Family; Paulo Giordano - 5/5 (arc) (Jan)
  2. The Guest Room; Chris Bohjalian - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (Jan)
  3. Between the World and Me; Coates - 4.5/5 (library) (Jan)
  4. The Opposite of Everyone; Joshilyn Jackson - 3/5 (arc) (Jan)
  5. My Name is Lucy Barton; Elizabeth Strout - 5/5 (eGalley & audio) (Jan)
  6. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories; Stephen King - 4/5 (library) (Jan)
  7. Under the Influence; Joyce Maynard - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (Jan)
  8. Perfect Days; Raphael Montes - 4/5 (arc) (Jan)
  9. A Banquet of Consequences; Elizabeth George - 3/5 (library) (Jan)
  10. Remarkable Creatures; Tracy Chevalier - 4/5 (library) reread-book club (Jan)
  11. Surf's Up; Kwame Alexander - 3.5/5 (review book) (Jan)
  12. The Winter Girl; Matt Marinovich - 2/5 (eGalley) (Jan)
  13. When Breath Becomes Air; Paul Kalanithi (NF/memoir) - 4.5/5 (audio) (Jan)- no review yet
                        Favorite Books 
  • Books Read - 13
  • (2) NF - 11 (Fiction)
  • (2) translated works
  • (1) debut
  • (4) Library Books
  • (2) audio books
  • (3) ARCS
  • (3) eGalleys
  • (1) my shelf



  1. So glad you gave the Strout and Paolo books 5 stars. I've just started the Strout and love the writing already. I will put the Paolo book on my radar too. thanks

  2. A great month indeed! I picked up the Giordano book from the library and can't wait to read it.

  3. I loved My Name is Lucy Barton, too, and look forward to reading Like Family when the TBR Dare is over.

  4. You had a great month of reading! I will be reading Like Family.

  5. Looks like you had a great reading month! I have My Name Is Lucy Barton on my 'ToRead' list. I'm glad you rated it with 5 stars.

  6. Awesome month! And you and I shared a favorite book of January :)

  7. I still have to write my review for Under the Influence. Do you follow Maynard on Facebook at all? She spoke of her own concerns over wine and now I am seeing how the character of Helen came to be.

  8. Yay, you! What a great month with lots of winners! I wish I had enjoyed Like Family as much as you... Glad to know you enjoyed When Breath Becomes Air. I'm reading it today, as I'm home on a Snow Day! I may never leave my couch. ;)

  9. You had a great month! Happy February!

  10. Looks like you had a pretty good reading month - I hope February proves to be much the same.

    Reading With Jade


Thanks for taking the time to visit and double thanks for any comments. If you ask a question in your comments, I will try to reply to it here, or by email if your settings allow me to do so. Thank again for visiting.

(I apologize for the word verification, spammers spoil it for all sadly.)