Well, I only read 9 books again this month, which puts me FAR short of my goal of 150 for the year. I don’t think I really did that badly, though. One of the books was nearly 1,000 pages long, another was relatively long literary criticism, which doesn’t exactly make for a quick read. Hopefully February will pick up a bit (although this week doesn’t help since I’m not home all week). I did read nearly 3500 pages, though, so cheers to that. Links go to reviews.
Standing Still by Kelly Simmons (review coming February 9th)
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lillian Jackson Braun (probably won’t review either of these)
The Grift by Debra Ginsberg
The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Kay Penman
To Hold the Crown by Jean Plaidy
The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover
Favorite Book of the Month
“The Sunne in Splendor” is Sharon Kay Penman’s amazing debut novel and a fantastic recount of the War of the Roses and the life of Richard III. I was so engrossed by this book that I carried it absolutely everywhere – including into a restaurant with my husband on vacation where I subsequently forgot it after finishing it at the table. Hopefully someone in Sturgeon Bay, WI is now greatly enjoying Penman’s fantastic work.