January was a good month of reading for me. I completed five books, which is about average for me now. Some were fairly middling, but I rated three a four out of five, putting my average rating for the month at a 3.6. And two of the four star reads were from my list of books I’m excited to read in 2020! Not bad, right?
Starting this month, I’ve decided to add another section to these wrap ups. This new section will contain links of bookish articles from around the web that I personally enjoyed reading. I hope you like them too!
Ready to see the wrap up?
Books I reviewed:
Readers who enjoy magical realism and an ornate writing style meant to be savored will probably find Things in Jars to their liking.
The Wives was compulsively readable but it told a different story than I wanted to read.
Sword and Pen and The Great Library series as a whole was a pleasure to read!
Behind Every Lie was a solid psychological thriller that explored the mother-daughter relationship in its many facets.All the Best Lies, the third book in a wonderfully versatile crime series, was unputdownable.
Other posts this month:
In 9 Books I’m Excited to Read in 2020, I mentioned the some books I’m particularly looking forward to checking out this year. See the full post HERE. In How Do You Track Your Reading?, I reflected on my history with tracking my reading and asked how you track the books you read. See the full post HERE.
In this edition of Mini Reviews, I shared my brief thoughts on a couple nonfiction books I’ve read fairly recently. See the full post HERE.
Bookish Links I Loved:
- How to Read After Becoming a Parent on Lithub
- Book Riot asks What is speculative fiction?
- 10 Things That Will Make Me Pick Up A Book on Keeping up with the Penguins
- N. K. Jemisin’s Dream Worlds on The New Yorker
On the stack for next month:
Three of my upcoming reads for February are some of the 2020 releases I’m most excited about. And The Starless Sea was one of my most anticipated books for 2019, and my library hold finally came in! I’m currently in the middle of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and hope to continue my Chronicles of Narnia marathon with The Silver Chair in February. Hopefully these all live up to my expectations; if so, it will be a great month of books!
What are you reading or planning on reading next?