Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Books Read in January

This is one of the strangest winters ever.  That tiny dusting of snow in the photo is all that we've seen in January; yesterday and today it was 60 degrees outside!  I'm not complaining, but it does seem weird.

I think my reading year is off to a good start, though!  Here's a recap of what I finished in January:
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss, a novel by the author of A History of Love.
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, a half-novel, half-memoir about the author's grandmother.
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth, a hot teen dystopian novel.
  • The Novice: A Story of True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Thai folktale that illustrates the tenets of Buddhism, listened to on audio.
  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, a wholly unique and amazing middle-grade novel.
I'm still in the midst of an audio book and an adult novel, as well.  So, I read 2 grown-up novels, listened to another, and read one teen novel and one middle-grade novel - a nice variety.  I enjoyed all of these books - do I have to pick a favorite?  Wonderstruck stands out, as it was just so captivating and one-of-a-kind.  Half Broke Horses was my grown-up favorite of the month (but even grown-ups will find Wonderstruck compelling).

I am already making progress on my 2012 Reading Challenges, with one dystopian novel this month and one for my What's in a Name? challenge.  So far, I have visited 3 states and 2 countries in my reading: Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Israel, and Thailand.  All in all, a good reading month.

What were your favorite books read in January?

1 comment:

  1. The weather has been so strange everywhere. After our freak horrible October 29th snowstorm, the rest of the winter has been unusually mild. 63 yesterday. The birds and flowers are confused.

    Hope your February is just as good as January for reading.