Thursday, February 03, 2011

Books Read in January 2011

I'm not too sad to say good-bye to January.  Between non-stop storms and snow days and terrible computer problems, it was a rough month for me.  The best part of January?  I read some really great books this month!

All in all, I read 7 books in January, which seems to be fairly average for me.  Three of those were middle-grade or teen/YA books and the other four were grown-up books, with a mix of fiction and non-fiction:
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  • Gone by Lisa McMann (teen/YA)
  • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sachs
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (teen/YA)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary by Jerdine Nolen (middle-grade)
It's tough to choose a favorite.  I absolutely loved Room by Emma Donoghue, but The Lovely Bones was excellent, too.  As for kids/teen books, Shiver was my favorite this month.

You can read my computer woes in the lack of links to reviews above.  That week without a computer really put me behind in writing reviews, though I'm trying to catch up.

At least my reading month was a good start to the year!  What were your favorites read in January?


  1. Congrats on a great reading month! You read some great books. Here's to a fabulous February :)

  2. Nice list! Happy February reading. :)

  3. I read a book called "Gone" in January too, but mine was by Mo Hayder!

  4. Shiver was pretty awesome wasnt it?