I started January reading ALL THE BOOKS, then slowed down pretty dramatically at the end of the month. After finishing five books in seven days, I only finished two for the entire rest of the month. I’m not to worried about it though, since I think the quality of the books I finished was pretty excellent. Here’s what I read this month:
- Cohen, Leah Hager: I Don’t Know (nonfiction)
- Fowler, Karen Joy: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (fiction)
- Dedman, Bill and Newell, Paul Clark Jr.: Empty Mansions (nonfiction)
- Swidey, Neil: Trapped Under the Sea (nonfiction)
- Leong, Tim: Super Graphic (nonfiction)
- Bailey, Catherine: The Secret Rooms (nonfiction)
- Messud, Claire: The Emperor’s Children (fiction)
My favorite book of the month was probably Empty Mansions, but I have a lot of good things to say about Trapped Under the Sea (out in late February).
A Look to February
I’ve got a lot of good options on my plate for the month of February. And I’m happy that they fit into a variety of different categories:
- A book for One Little Word: A reread of Getting Things Done by David Allen
- A March 2014 release for Bloggers Recommend: I’m thinking of Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman (who wrote a book I loved, The Lunatic Express) or The Fishing Fleet by Anne de Courcy
- A book for a book tour: Hope Street, Jerusalem by Irris Makler
- A book for a challenge: Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedwell Smith for Nonfictionano’s President’s Day Reading Challenge
- A book for a paid review: Marketplace of the Marvelous by Eric Janik
- A book I missed reading in January: Cairo by Ahdaf Soueif
- Another book by an author of color: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
I’m not sure how many I will get to read, especially if my library holds come in this month, but I’m optimistic that there are a lot of great options to choose from during this short month.
What books are you excited to read in February?