Fortunately, it was a good start to the year for reading. Here's what I finished reading in January:
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt, fiction (VT)
- Solitaire by Alice Oseman, teen/YA audio (UK)
- Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves, fiction (AL), reviewed for Publisher's Weekly
- The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman, teen/YA audio (MA)
- The Art Thief by Noah Charney, fiction (Italy, France, UK)
So, I read 5 books in January - not too bad since The Secret History took me a long time to finish. It was an all-fiction month, with three adult novels and two for teen/YA. And I listened to two audiobooks. I think my favorite of the month was Solitaire - the author captured a real-life combination of serious problems, humor, and typical teen experiences.
Progress on 2016 Reading Challenges:
This is my favorite part of my monthly summary - updating my Reading Challenges! These are mostly new for this year. Click the link to see them all and check out my progress. Slow start to my Read Your Own Damn Books Challenge - only one of these was a TBR book from my shelf! For the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge, The Art Thief fit nicely into the Who Dunnit?category for January - so far, so good! No nonfiction yet for my 2016 Nonfiction Reading Challenge or classics for the 2016 Classics Challenge. For my Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, I read two books with international settings and both dealt with their respective cultures in some depth, so I covered Europe quite nicely in January!
What were your favorite books read in January (if you remember back that far)?