January 2013 Reading Wrap-Up

So, I finished 13 books this month. That is down quite a bit from my averages over the past year or two, but I am guessing that this is probably my new normal with agenting (although the fact that I watched  all 7 seasons of The West Wing this month probably didn’t help either). This is why I am transitioning to only two print/ebook reviews per week, plus an audio review. I will occasionally have other content as well, but those of you who do not use RSS to read my blog should count on posts Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday (review, review, audiobook review, Sunday Salon).

This month’s breakdown includes 8 print or ebooks for a total of about 2900 pages and 4 audiobooks for a total of about 38 hours. Below you can see the books I reviewed this month, followed by the other books I read this month.

What I Reviewed:

Audiobooks
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, narrated by Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, and Adam Lazarre-White
The Confidant by Helene Gremillion, narrated by Ellen Archer
The Bro Code for Parents by Barney Stinson and Matt Kuhn, narrated by Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris)
Habits of the House by Fay Weldon, narrated by Katherine Kellgren

Fiction
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow
Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka

Speculative Fiction
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Blackout by Mira Grant
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

Historical Fiction
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
The Italian Woman by Jean Plaidy

Nonfiction
The Tiger by John Vaillant
History in an Hour: Henry VIII’s Wives by Julie Wheeler and 1066 by Kaye Jones

Other Posts:
2012 Wrap-Up, Ahead to 2013
Interview with Bernard Cornwell, author of 1356

Pick of the Month:


Other Books Read, Watch for Reviews:

Audiobook
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson, narrated by
Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio, narrated by
The Good House by Ann Leary, narrated by

Fiction
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani

Historical Fiction
Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Nonfiction
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Young Adult Fiction
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

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

2012 Wrap-Up, Ahead to 2013

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