Most places in the northern hemisphere, January was a cold, cold month. Of course the opposite was true in Australia, etc. Cold weather is great reading weather and I took advantage of it. Since I exceeded my goal of 144 books read in 2018, I am challenging myself to read even more this year. So far I have. I did not get all of those books reviewed and posted here but I came close. The rest will be posted in the next week.
Stats: 15 books read. 14 fiction. 8 written by women. 1 non-fiction. 4 for My Big Fat Reading Project. 2 translated. 4 historical. 1 thriller. 1 dystopian.
Authors new to me: Oyinkan Braithwaite, Buddadeva Bose, Lisa Wixon, Uzodimna Iweala, Chloe Benjamin, William Trevor.
Places I went: United States, Scotland, France, Nigeria, India, Japan, Great Britain.
Favorites: I gave 5 stars to 7 of the books. Top two favorites were The Lost Queen and The Immortalists.
Least favorite: not a one!
What were your favorite reads in January?
You did a great job with your reading goal for last year. I would like to increase the number of books I read this year as well.ReplyDelete
My January favorites were; I'd Rather Be Reading, The Secret Diaries of Lizzie Bennett and I Went to Vassar For This? (which was a time travel book!)
Thanks Angela. I wish you well with your reading as the year goes on. I will have to check out that time travel book!Delete
Wow, sounds like you have a great month of reading last month!!ReplyDelete
I read 5 books in all last month. One 5 star review and the remaining books I read I gave 3 stars out of 5 stars.
Yes, I am still on a roll. Good for your 5 books! One 5 star book our of 5 is a good average I think.Delete
What a terrific month Judy. I want to read Once Upon a River for sure and, The Immoralists is one our book group will read in a few months.ReplyDelete
The Immortalists is a fabulous book for discussion. I bet your group will love it.Delete
nice book travels! I only visited 3 countries: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/02/01/2019-january-wrap-up/ReplyDelete
I really got around, didn't I? I will visit you in a little while.Delete
You had a great reading month and reviewed most of them. Good work, and happy reading in February.ReplyDelete
Thank you Carmen!Delete
That sounds like a great month of reading. I read and loved Once Upon a River in January too and I would like to read Washington Black and The Lost Queen.ReplyDelete
You will love both of the books you want to read, I am sure.Delete
Another busy month of reading and a lot of winners there. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Wow 5 star reads in January! Way to start off the year. I also read My Sister the Serial Killer in January and thought it was clever. And Wash Black was a winner too. You have me curious about Chloe Benjamin's book.ReplyDelete
Review of The Immortalists will be up in a day or two.Delete
It is very impressive how many books that you have read in January. I am a bit jealous: ) You also read a lot of very interesting looking books. Here is to a good reading February for us all!ReplyDelete
It helps when one has so many good books to read. It was a special month in that regard.Delete
Judy, as always, you've read an amazing amount, but even better is how you gave 5 stars to 7 of the books you read. That's brilliant - Quality and quantity. As you know, I only finished two books in January, but they were both great!ReplyDelete
You are right! When the quality keeps up with the quantity, life is good.Delete
The Lost Queen has a stunning cover!ReplyDelete
And it is a stunning historical novel with plenty of romance!Delete