February 5, 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2015


It's already the 5th of February? How did that happen? 

I read twelve books in January. I'm certainly not going to complain about that. Here are the books that filled my month with glorious words:

Dead Wake by Erik Larson*

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Strange Fruit by Joel Christian Gill*

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

Irritable Hearts by Mac McClelland*

A Tree Born Crooked by Steph Post

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege*

The Martian by Andy Weir

*Nonfiction


Favorite Fiction: YOU CAN'T MAKE ME PICK! It's a tie of awesomeness between The Martian and All the Light We Cannot See

Favorite Nonfiction: Dead Wake

Favorite Graphic Novel/Comic: Smile


How was January for you?

22 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for Dead Wake!! I have it waiting for me on my Kindle for March! You got some great books in this month! And I'm still raving about My Sunshine Away - reviewing coming on Feb 11.

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    1. Dead Wake was so so good, you'll love it. I was so happy to get my hands on a copy I nearly did a jig, lol.

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  2. Wow, what a great reading month! I NEED to read both The Martian and All the Light We Cannot See.

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    1. You do, you really do! I was slapped upside the head by The Martian. Oh my word, what a ride!

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  3. Wow, what a great month! So many great books, no wonder you burned through them.

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    1. It was and I did :D I can only hope that the next month goes as well. Quality over quantity of course!

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  4. I am so excited to read Dead Wake. Larsen hasn't disappointed yet. I'm glad to see that it was your favourite non-fiction of the month.
    There was something about January that made it insanely productive reading wise - I finished 14 books. But so far in February, I'm still trying to finish one.

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    1. Dead Wake is soooo good! He has a way around a subject, doesn't he? :D

      February started a little weird. I had to dnf a book for the first time. It's picked up though!

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  5. You had a good month. A couple of those I'd like to read.
    Happy February reading!

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    1. It was a productive, and fun! month :D

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  6. I started scrolling through your list and I was so impressed that I knew all of them. And then I found a few that were new to me!

    I'm glad you had a great month, Jennifer. May your February reading be just as good!

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    1. I hope February is as good too :D It's a tall order! I'm determined to make this year an awesome one.

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  7. The Girl on the Train is haunting me! From the Internet, from blogs, and the copy sitting on my dresser! I'm in the middle of two others and have one I want to read before a movie comes out later in February, but this one is just getting to me!

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    1. Lol, I know what you mean. There are always a few of those that I'm dying to get to. I don't think you'll be disappointed, Jennine!

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  8. Smile is on my list, and I really have to get Drama, too. I'm so glad you liked The Martian! I enjoyed that book so much (and it was a little unexpected, as I more or less picked it up because of the reviews I'd seen of it - going by the blurb alone, it certainly wasn't a book I'd normally read).

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    1. Smile & Drama are both so sweet and fun. You'll like them a lot.

      I only picked up The Martian because nearly every blogger I know raved about it. Science is NOT my thing and I never would have picked it up on my own. Oh my gosh, though. SO good.

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  9. January was good - I finished strong even with a 17 day vacation :) You had a greta month and I have read several of the books you have here.

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    1. I really enjoyed seeing your vacation shots on Facebook, Sheila :D Looks like you were having so much fun.

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  10. That looks like a hell of a month! I'm kidless and husbandless this weekend, so I'll be crawling into All the Light We Cannot See.

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    1. Oooh, lucky duck :D I should kick my family out of here for a weekend soon, lol.

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  11. I just finished The Girl on the Train today and I'm trying to decide if it was over-hyped (probably), but ultimately good. Or hyped to the point that it covered up the fact that it's a pretty standard domestic thriller... What did you think?

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    1. The hype might have gotten to you? Maybe? I couldn't put it down, lol. But I don't read a lot of thrillers (almost never in fact) so it might have just gotten to me because I'm not used to them, lol.

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