January has typically been one of my best reading months. The family has gone home the resolutions have been made, and I am all focused and committed. At the beginning of the year, I am all about trying to find a couple of hours each day where I can focus on my book. Like most resolutions, that drops away as the year progresses, but as with every year, I think this is the year that will be different.
Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly – I’m reading this with my book club, and it is so good. I see why it is getting such good reviews. I haven’t yet heard a bad thing about it and the book club members are enjoying it too.
Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys – I actually finished this one before I managed to put this list up, so one down. I have to say this imagining of Rochester’s (from Jane Eyre) first wife and marriage did nothing to endear him to me.
Certain Women, by Madeleine L’Engle – I haven’t read any of Madeleine L’Engle’s work, and I was surprised to find out that she wrote books for adults. I am reading this one for next month’s Faith and Fiction Roundtable.
Pictures of You, by Caroline Leavitt – Skype Book Club.
The Last Brother, by Nathacha Appanah – You’ll find out what this one is for in my announcement tomorrow.
Nocturne, by Syrie James – I have seen mixed review of this one around the blogs. It seems to be a love it or hate it kind of book. I am curious about this one because while I like Syrie James, I don’t really read a lot of pure romance, which it seems this might be, and I don’t read about contemporary vampires. I’m depending on the strength of her past writing.