Well, January wasn’t quite as good a reading month as I wanted but I was still able to get through 8 books:
- In God We Trust
- Throne of Glass
- Death in the Clouds (part of my Agatha Christie 2017 project)
- One Fell Sweep
- A Murder is Announced (another Christie)
- Dorothy Must Die
- Wuthering Heights (January Classic)
- Life is Short
Unfinished: Cards on the Table, Royal Assassin, Firefight, Lord of Chaos and HP #1 Illustrated.
My favorite read of the month was Wuthering Heights. Deciding to go back and reread some classics that I had really forgotten was one of the best goals I made for this year.
Honorable Mention: One Fell Sweep. I am a fangirl of Ilona Andrews and this is now my #2 favorite book in that library; just behind Magic Bites.
How did January go for you?
December was a pretty good reading month for me. I finished both of the books that I carried over from November (Once Broken Faith and The Fires of Heaven). Of the 10 books on my TBR list, I finished 9 – only leaving Lord of Chaos unfinished at the 20% mark. In addition, I read two other short stories. Dreams and Slumber is part of the Toby Daye series. And, the Christmas short sent out by Craig Johnson – Eleven/Twenty-Nine. I didn’t review that one but found it to be an enjoyable if not special read.
My favorite book of the month is an oldie but a goodie. A Christmas Carol captures the spirit of the season (pun intended). I haven’t yet written a full review but plan to re-read this each Christmas to remind myself to stop and take time to enjoy the people around me. 5/5 stars for this classic Charles Dickens.
How did your reading go in December?
I didn’t quite hit my reading goal for November but I’m okay with that. When I decided to track my goals and results more closely, I had to make a deal with myself – missing a goal was no reason for self recrimination. Instead I should look at it as an opportunity to do something different.
Going into the month, I planned to read 10 books with 8 chosen ahead of time. Of those 8, I finished 6:
In addition, I finished:
- Eeny Meeny by MJ Arlidge
- Charlie the Choo Choo by Beryl Evans
- Full of Briars by Seanan McGuire (not reviewed – this is a short story in the Toby Daye world that was a fun look at one of the secondary characters. 4/5 stars.)
Last night, I was making notes on my reading results. One of the things I always ask myself is “what was my favorite book this month?” It was a tough decision this time. In the end, I chose Jade Dragon Mountain. I didn’t rate it the highest and there were things that weren’t perfect with the reading experience. But, what I loved was that it was different from my normal book selections and that kept me interested.
How did your reading go in November? Any new favorites?