January 2012 Reading Wrap-Up

So, the pregnancy reading slowdown continues. It doesn’t look quite as bad as it might otherwise have been, because I read a LOT of short, light books this month. The average length of the books I read, excluding audios, is under 300 pages and almost a quarter of what I read in print was Agatha Christie, which I love, but it isn’t exactly deep and complex. Counting all the Christie I finished 11 books in print/ebook for a total of about 3200 pages and 5 audiobooks for a total of 48 hours.

I did read a couple of really terrific books coming out in February and March, so KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED for my reviews of A Good American and Elegy for Eddie.

What I Reviewed:

Audiobooks
A First-Rate Madness by Nassir Ghaemi, narrated by Sean Runnette
Crossed
by Ally Condie, narrated by Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono
The Invisible Ones
by Stef Penney, narrated by Dan Stevens

Fiction
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Running the Rift
by Naomi Benaron
Come in and Cover Me
by Gin Phillips

Young Adult/Middle Grades Fiction
Among Others by Jo Walton
The Name of the Star
by Maureen Johnson

Historical Fiction
The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau
The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

Mystery
Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy
The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy

Nonfiction
The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch
The Sparkpeople Cookbook by Meg Galvin
The History of the World According to Facebook by Wylie Overstreet

Saturday Story Spotlight
My Fire Engine

Other Posts:
An Announcement
D.E.A.R. – My To Be Listened List (Sound Bytes)
Empress Elizabeth – Guest Post by Eva Stachniak, author of The Winter Palace
BOOK CLUB – Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

Pick of the Month:


Other Books Read, Watch for Reviews:

Audiobook
The End of Everythingby Megan Abbott, narrated by Emily Bauer
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling, narrated by Mindy Kaling
The House at Tyneford
by Natasha Solomons, narrated by Justine Eyre

Fiction
Changeless by Gail Carriger

Historical Fiction
A Good American by Alex George

Mystery
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Crooked House by Agatha Christie
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

Note: Some of these books were provided to me for review.

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