A January wrap up

Since my new blog was just launched, I was unable to do a wrap up of January so I thought I would quickly share what I read in January… two weeks late.

It was a pretty good month both in terms of the number of books and the quality of books that I read. I managed to complete 12 books and only one of them did I really dislike.

So without further ado, here are the books I read in January:

Started off pretty good and ended… just okay.

Not one of my favorite Agatha Christie books but it was number four in Project Poirot and I had to skip it a few months ago because I didn’t have a copy.

I loved this book. I love Russian folktales so this was right up my alley. Can’t wait to read the next one.

I really disliked this book. I thought it was pretty pompous and was looking for some useful tips besides “throw all your stuff away”

I really liked this. This book is basically the mother of “realism” in novels so it was interesting to read and though the story was pretty tragic, it had a lot of dry humor.

A re read of one of my least favorite books by one of my “comfort authors”

My husband bought this for my birthday last year and since then I have tried to start it 3 separate times and didn’t make it past the first chapter. So glad I pushed through this time because this was a fantastic book. If you can get past the rather slow first chapter, it is a great read… but LONG.

A light -read in one sitting- historical romance to cleanse my palette after the huge 672 page book I read before this. Cheesy but adorable. It was also the first book I read during the 24 in 48 Readathon.

So glad I finally read this. I’m not the biggest fan of short stories but these were great. Loved this book. This was also one of the books I read for the 24 in 48 Readathon.

This book is written in a much different style than the more popular Jane Austen novels but it is witty and very funny. The 3rd book I read during the 24 in 48 Readathon.

One of my favorite comfort books. I’m a sucker for gothic romance. This was the last book I read this month and a stress free way to close out the 24 in 48 Readathon. I come back to this book year after year.

So that’s it for what I read in January.  I’d like to do a more in depth review for a couple of these soon.  I’d love to hear if any of you have read any of these.

Til next time.

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