Because of my blogging break over Christmas that did not include a reading break, and the way I am trying to read farther ahead these days, I’m changing up the format of my monthly wrap-ups a bit for 2011. Instead of listing everything I read and linking to what has been reviewed, I will first be listing the books reviewed over the last month, and will include unreviewed books below, so you can see what will be coming up!
In January, I reviewed 19 books, including 4 Saturday Story Spotlight posts. I read a total of 22 books (not including what I read with Daniel). Of those 22 books, 6 were audio and 16 were print, for a total of 2.6 days of listening and about 4900 pages read. 14 books I read in January had not yet been reviewed as of January 31.
What I Reviewed:
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton
The Frozen Rabbi by Steven Stern
The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
Picks of the Month:
I just can’t decide, I read a lot of good stuff this month, but there were two books that stood out above the rest, and I cannot choose between them.
I know, big surprise, I loved books from the Amy Einhorn Books imprint at Penguin. This is why I read everything that comes out of this imprint, because it is pretty much all made of win for me.
Other Books Read, Watch for Reviews:
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld, narrated by Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner
A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullins, narrated by Simon Jones
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger, narrated by Rosalyn Landor
The Cypress House by Michael Kortya, narrated by Robert Petkoff
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Madeira
13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro
Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Note: Some of these books were provided to me for review.