December and January Summary + Plans for February

I had a lovely break from blogging over the Christmas/New Year holiday and so am including my December reading in this post. My blogging break means that I read far more books in December than I reviewed. This has enabled me to get a bit ahead of myself and I’m loving the extra buffer this has given me. It means that I’ve been able to read some books that aren’t published for months and indulge in chunksters without impacting the number of posts I can write.

For some reason I lost my harsh abandonment policy at the beginning of December and let several disappointing reads creep into the schedule. I’m having a big crackdown at the moment and I’m pleased to say that my January reading has been outstanding. I read three 4.5 star books and one 5 star one (review for The Death of Grass coming shortly). I just hope I can keep this up!

Books of the Month

Astonishing Splashes Of Colour : The Devotion Of Suspect X

Books Reviewed in December and January

Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall 

Glasshopper by Isabel Ashdown 

Central Reservation by Will le Flemming 

The Child Who by Simon Lelic 

The Lady’s Slipper by Deborah Swift 

Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Damalis 

Chang & Eng by Darin Strauss 

The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark 

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott 

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue 

All Is Song by Samantha Harvey DNF

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles DNF

Plans for February

I’m going to continue reading randomly, but these books are calling to me loudly at the moment:

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The Swarm by Frank Schatzing

Do No Harm by Carol Topolski

The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Have a wonderful February!

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