As with a lot of things lately, I'm a little late posting about how January turned out to be. I thought I'll skip this post altogether but it feels better to slide back into blogging through some kind of non-review post. I've been having a fun couple of weeks, first with Wii, and then with finally teaching myself how to knit after fascinating over the art of kitting for more than 15 years. When I finally wrapped my head around it, I almost whooped! It's wonderful to be doing more than reading or blogging.
Back to January - I read six books, which is way more than I managed in the past many months. While I'm no longer too fussed about the number, it's nice to feel that I did get a good amount of reading done. Two were audiobooks, which, thanks to my now longer commute between home and work, I'm beginning to appreciate more than ever. So here's what I read:
What I recommend: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Disappointment(s) of the month: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane
What I hope to read in February
I rarely plan my reading except when it comes to review books. Sometimes, I pick a book from the library, only to send it back the next week, because the mood isn't striking. Stephen King's The Shining is thiscloseto becoming a casualty of that. I picked it to read with Jill's #shineon, but it looks like February will be over before that. I'm also looking at Markus Zusak's The Book Thief with increased interest, after hearing about plans to make it into a movie. Other than that, my main preoccupation has been the 2013 Tournament of Books list, which I've oohed at in the past, but never bothered to read with. I've already read Gone Girl (liked) and Where'd You Go, Bernadette (loved a lot!) and I'm currently reading The Fault in our Stars (which is okay but leaving me in sniffs). I'm not too keen on some of the titles on the list, but there are a few I hope to read - HHhH, Ivyland, Building Stories, and Fobbit. Other than that, I have a couple of ARCs that I need to crack open - Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason and Ten White Geese by Gerbrand Bakker.
So that's my tentative plan for this half-over month. What are you reading?