January Reads

I read 11 books and 3800 pages during the month of January. I started with The Beast by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs. That’s the second Darkdeep book. I gave it five stars making it a nice start to a new reading year. Everything went nuts in that book. Then I read Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski by Joanna Franklin Bell. I gave that one four stars. It was a quick read and very enjoyable. Next I read Spilled Milk by KL Randis. I gave it five stars. I can’t say I enjoyed reading it, but it was certainly a good book. The author is amazing (her Tik Tok is excellent).

My next book was What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Another five star book. I read it for my real life book group. I’d never read anything by that author. Now I want to read everything she’s written. After that I read Colony East by Scott Cramer. I gave it five stars as well. I read the first book in that series almost five years ago, but the author did great nutshelling and so I caught back up quickly. The five star book streak came to an end with Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I read that to the boys for their bedtime story. I gave it two stars. I forgot just how much that series annoyed me the first time I read it. After that was Bringing Up Girls in Bohemia by Michal Viewegh. That one managed to be even worse at only one star. It was truly terrible.

Then I read The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin. I gave it four stars. I was confused for pretty much the whole book but I still liked it. After that I read The Case of the Not-So-Fair Trader by Jim Stevens. That one got three stars. It was fine, just a forgettable mind vacation cozy mystery. My next book was Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I gave it five stars. I’m looking forward to continuing that series. My final book of the month was Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini. That was a two star book and that rating might be too generous.

My favorite book of the month: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

My least favorite book of the month: Bringing Up Girls in Bohemia by Michal Viewegh

Number of 5 Star Books: 5
Number of 4 Star Books: 2
Number of 3 Star Books: 1
Number of 2 Star Books: 2
Number of 1 Star Books: 1

11/100 book read for my goal of the year… 89 to go!

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