January Summary

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!

4 replies on “January Summary”

Wow. You were busy! Just for grins I went back through my stuff and I reviewed 8 books in January, although some of them were read in December. It didn’t seem like a productive month, especially since it seemed to take me forever to get through Wuthering Heights, and one of my audio books was 28 discs long! I am certainly glad to have run across your blog this month. I has been very enjoyable reading your reviews, and reading WH together!

Yes, I can see that if I do read Outlander in Feb, that won’t be a very productive month in terms of books read either!

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