I read 11 books in January, which is probably a record for me. A combination of factors came together to give me much more time for reading this month, hopefully I’ll be able to continue this for the rest of the year, as I have really enjoyed it.
I read three books for Orange January
a. We Need To Talk About Kevin– Lionel Shriver completed 14th January 2009
b. Fugitive Pieces– Anne Michaels completed 10th January 2009
c. Digging to America – Anne Tyler completed 5th January 2009
My favourite was We Need to Talk About Kevin; there was just so much to think about in it, that I am still trying to persuade all my ‘real world!’ friends to read it!
The rest of the books I read in January:
The Bride from Odessa– Edgardo Cozarinsky completed 27th January
Mudbound – Hilary Jordan completed January 8th 2009
December – Elizabeth Winthrop completed 22nd January 2009
The Brutal Art– Jesse Kellerman completed 27th January
What Was Lost– Catherine O’Flynn completed 2nd January 2009
When Will There be Good News – Kate Atkinson completed 24th January 2009
The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson completed 20th January 2009
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte completed 21st January 2009
My other recommendations are The Gargoyle and Mudbound, both of which are well worth reading if you haven’t already.
Although I didn’t enjoy reading Wuthering Heights, I am really glad that I did. I’m going to make an effort to read many more Classics this year. I’ve ordered copies of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, so hopefully I’ll read them very soon.
I hope your reading in January was as enjoyable as mine!