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January wrap-ups!

Reblogged from BookLikes:

One month checked, eleven still to go. How did you do in the first month of your 2017 reading challenge? Have a look at BookLikes bloggers January bookish results. Our 2017 TBR pile is growing up high ;)


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Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books - Nick Hornby Shadows Linger - Glen Cook Dark Visions - Conversations With The Masters of the Horror Film - Stanley Wiater Dark Entries - Robert Aickman

Okay, I read six books in January, half of them re-reads. Not my best month, but oh well.

1. Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books - Nick Hornby   ***** My only five-star this month, and a rerun. I love Hornby's non-fiction, so a collection of his book criticism for Believer magazine is perfect for me, and seeing him struggle with the magazine's "acid-free" policy is hilarious (I couldn't do it, myself, as you'll see shortly). Plus, a loot of great recommendations, albeit in a more mainstream vein than my usual tastes. Still, any book that got me into reading Sarah Vowell is aces... read more



The Crown's Game - Evelyn Skye Traitor to the Throne - Alwyn Hamilton Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy) by Taylor, Laini (2012) Paperback - Laini Taylor Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton

I read a total of 9 books in January. Not too bad! Most of the books I read were absolutely amazing/enjoyable. Two of them did not really keep my interest, but I still manage to finish them (and they got 3 stars because I feel like these books could be enjoyed by other people... read more



Darktown: A Novel - Thomas Mullen Defending Jacob - William Landay Killing Floor - Lee Child

So this past month was a good reading month. I read from a TBR so as to not waste time looking for my next read and donated three bags of books to betterworldsbooks. I read ten books in total. I DNF'd quite  a few- returning them to the library or donating them. It felt good to move things along reading wise... read more



Apprentice in Death - J.D. Robb Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala March: Book Two - Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, John Robert Lewis Lowcountry Bordello - Susan M. Boyer

Started the Romance Bingo and Pop Sugar Reading Challenges this month. Participated in Bout of Books cycle 18. Participated in #24in48 read-a--thon.

Library Love challenge is going great; thinking I should have gone for the top level (50+ books), but may stay at the current level (36+ books) for now. I also got in 11 hours of volunteer time at the library, despite a constantly changing school schedule that saw my son out of school more than in school... read more



Sense and Sensibility - Manga - Jane Austen Manga Classics: Great Expectations - Morpheus Studios, Nokman Poon, Charles Dickens, Crystal Chan Quidditch im Wandel der Zeiten - J.K. Rowling, Klaus Fritz Forget Me Always - Sara Wolf

5 books. Not that bad. I was hoping for more but you can't always get what you want. I'm still very proud... read more



Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space RaceLock and KeySaving GraceThe Truth About Forever

I read and reviewed 26 books this month. I guess I have to give props to whatever cold thing kicked my butt this past weekend and the fact that due to real world events I have been pretty much throwing myself into books... read more



Allegiance of Honor (Psy/Changelings) - Nalini Singh Assorted Fantasies - Joel Puga White Rabbit Society Part One - Brendan Detzner Slave to Sensation - Nalini Singh

So I will admit, for me, I have started this year out slow. Only 3 new books and one re-read. I do re-read the Psy/Changeling series alot though, I just cannot seem to get enough of that fantastic world Nalini has created. However I think for February I am going to aim for 5 new books... read more


Click to view more of January wrap-ups by BookLikes bloggers. If you're not included in the list, let us know and we'll add you up :)



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Angel's Guilty Pleasures' January wrap-up ->

Christina's book corner's January wrap-up ->

Char's Horror Corner's January wrap-up ->

meeplemaiden's January wrap-up ->

Irresponsible Reader's January wrap-uo ->

Ani's Book Abyss' January wrap-up ->

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