Monday, February 01, 2016

BOOKS READ IN JANUARY









Since we don't have snow in Los Angeles, we don't get to have snowdrops. I always loved them as a harbinger of spring when I was growing up in New Jersey. Of course, this morning, after a lovely warm and sunny week and a big rain storm yesterday, it is only 53 degrees here today with wind. It is still winter and tomorrow is Ground Hog Day!

I read 11 books in January. Not bad seeing as how I took a week off to visit my grandkids. Somehow I hardly read at all when I am with them.

Stats: 11 books read. 10 fiction; 1 non-fiction. 7 by women. 2 translated. 1 reread. 1 children's book, which was also fantasy. 4 from my 1962 Big Fat Reading Project list. 1 speculative.
Favorites: The Paying Guests, Beside Myself, Purity. 
Least favorite: The Storied Life of A J Fikry


















Not at Indiebound, Open Road has an eBook










How was your reading in January? Any books I should be sure not to miss?




9 comments:

  1. Wow! You must be a really fast reader! I'll be interested to read what you thought of Purity. I've been debating with myself about whether I want to read it.

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    1. Full disclosure: I was also sick with a cold/bronchitis for a week. I couldn't do much but read then-:) I thought Purity was great. I am not a Franzen hater. His writing is so easy to read and he seems more real than some other novelists I read.

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  2. Looks like a good month - I wish you more happy reading in February :-)

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    1. Thank you Jessica! You too.

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  3. I wish I could read 11 books a month; then my ginormous TBR would decrease at a faster rate and I would also have enough time for new releases... (Sigh)

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    1. Well, my goal when I retired was to read as much as I could and as much as I want. I'm doing it! But I wish I could read more, because those piles and lists!

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  4. How good is Purity? Not sure whether to add it to the TBR pile or forget it. Grew up in Jersey?! Then moved to Michigan?

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    1. I liked Purity a great deal. Have you read his other novels? I have liked his three major ones. Actually born in Pittsburgh, grew up in NJ, then moved to Michigan when in college.

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  5. Hello dear Judy...Ho I wish I could read 11 books a month ;-) I am sure that when you retire you will achieve your goal. Have a lovely weekend...By the way let me know to which email should I send you an invitation to read my blog that as you know is not public. ;-))

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