I feel like January was a whirl wind month in the blogosphere. There was a lot going on. To start with I read 10 books, which i feel is pretty good. But is it sustainable?
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Shorecliff by Ursula DeYoung
- Promise Land by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
- The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
- The Missing Shade of Blue by Jennie Erdal
- Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
- Under The Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
- A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn
- Why Are You So Sad by Jason Porter
- The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky
I also participated in Jazz Age January hosted by Leah at Books Speak Volumes, Bloggiesta – a weekend of working together to clean up our blogs, and I launch a new feature on my blog called Cover Wars.
Things don’t look to be slowing down for February. I will be hosting my first give away during the Literary Blog Hop hosted by Leeswammes’ Blog, happening February 8-12. So far 39 bloggers are participating! This overlaps slightly with Literary Love hosted by Doing Dewey, From Isi, Estella’s Revenge and Love at First Book taking place from February 10-14.
I will also be in London for a week and will hopefully have time to take in some bookishness.
Not only did you read 10 books, but you had some chunky ones in there! Hope the rest of the year goes just as well!
10 books is fantastic, and some of those were really big! Sounds like a great month. Enjoy February!
Sounds like you had a very bookish January, hope your February is the same 🙂
What a busy month, and another to come! I wish I was able to find more time for the chunkier titles. I will be joining you in Judith’s Literary Blog Hop… happy reading!
You had a great month. I feel like reading The Goldfinch and The Interestings in one month is a huge success, lol!! So many great events happening in February. Enjoy!!
Reading 10 books in one month is amazing! What did you think of The Golden Day? I hope February is another fantastic reading month.
I didn’t realize until after i read The Golden Day that it was meant for younger audiences. That smoothed over many of my problems with it. Overall, it was a good, fast read.
congratulations on your 10 titles, I still plan to read your #1!! and thanks for mentioning the Literary Hop, I need to hurry up to join. here is my warp-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/02/02/2014-january-wrap-up/
Congratulations on reading 10 books for January! I read nine but I’m not sure if I can keep a steady pace in the coming months.I’ve heard great things about The Goldfinch. I read your review and saw that you weren’t mighty impressed by it. I’ll give it a try perhaps this year.
The Goldfinch is worth a read, but for me it didn’t live up to the hype. There were parts I adored, but there were also some real weaknesses in the plot.