Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BOOKS READ IN JANUARY








Mostly it rained here in the Los Angeles area and we were overjoyed! It didn't make up for five years of drought but it surely raised the reservoirs and the plant life was so grateful. Three days after Christmas my back went out and I went into hobbling mode, whining mode, and pain reliever mode. Remember when they used to call them painkillers? I guess because that is an alternate fact they are now called pain relievers. In any case, it was sciatica, it is still hanging around, but on this last day of January I am much better.

At least I could read! I read 8 books, two of which were long enough to count as two regular length novels, but long books are perfect for cold rainy days when it gets dark early. Best of all, there was not a bad one in the bunch.

Stats: 8 read. 7 fiction. 5 written by women. 1 memoir. 1 scifi/fantasy. 4 from My Big Fat Reading Project. 2 from the 2017 Tournament of Books list.
Favorite: The Nix. 




How did your reading go in January? What were your favorite books? 

10 comments:

  1. So many books... I'm glad you liked them all.

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    1. Yes, it is a good reading month when all the books are good!

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  2. Sorry to hear about your back, argh! Sounds like you are on the mend. Despite listening to all the alternative facts ... coming out. You have me excited about The Nix, even though it's a long long novel and I often don't go for books beyond 450 pages. I feel I will for this one.

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    1. You will be rewarded with a great read!

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  3. Judy, I am sorry to hear you've been suffering with sciatica - I hope you feel better soon. Great that it didn't stop you reading! January was a good reading month for me, even though I was really busy. My favourite read was If You Want to Walk on Water You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg. Happy reading in February!

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    1. I am slowly getting back to normal and thanks for your good wishes. Not much can stop me from reading! I love how you always answer my question about your favorite book of the month.

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  4. I've been there with the sciatica, so when I say that I feel your pain, you can be sure that I do! Happy February and happy reading.

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    1. It has been pain beyond even childbirth and set me back physically but apparently I will survive. Thanks for your empathy. Happy February and reading to you!

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  5. Oh my God, it's horrible back pain (sciatica)... Anyway, I'm glad you feel a bit better :)
    I love your selection of books for the month of January. I read The Outsider and loved it.

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    1. It was horrible. Today marks seven weeks since the sciatica began and it finally almost fully better. I am glad you loved my January selections. I read your review of The Outsider and it gave me a wonderful memory of reading the book!

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