January Recap/Pick of the Month & It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (4)

My plan has been to read less this year. I have wanted to make  more deliberate choices about what I read, not rush to the next book, and generally dawdle a little on my way to choosing books that have great promise and end up being really rewarding. So far, so goo. I only read eight books this month, compared to months when I have read anywhere from 16-24.

January 2013

  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • The Little Russian by Susan Sherman
  • The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly
  • Rage is Back by Adam Mansbach
  • Wise Men by Stuart Nadler
  • Lionheart by Sharon Kaye Penman
  • Hysteria by Megan Miranda
  • How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You by Matthew Inman

Additionally, I interviewed:

It was a killer trying to figure out what my pick of the month would be as The Little Russian, The Dark Rose, Rage is Back, and Wise Men are all 5 star reads. All are very memorable. But Rage is Back is totally crazy and it works.

Rage is Back by Adam Mansbach

Last Week I Read

  • Lionheart by Sharon Kaye Penman
  • How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
  • Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Currently Reading

I’m almost finished with all of these, so my total for this week, might look unusually big.

  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
  • It’s Your Move by Nick Savoy
  • Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
  • Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

Coming Up Next:

Hmm??? No idea yet.

New Arrivals:

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  • Neptune’s Tears by Susan Waggoner

Reviewed Last Week:

What are you reading this week?

1DA652C2516038AE4D02F55645591F39 Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel, Simon Vance (Narrator)  Audiobook Review


  1. Sandy

    It is amazing how your reading life changes when you start to read for yourself and not for whoever is sending you review copies! I see you are reading Calling Me Home, which I LOVED. I am about a disc away from finishing up Catherine the Great on audio, and a couple dozen pages away from finishing Stephen King’s short story collection Night Shift. No idea what I’m reading next!

  2. zibilee

    I am listening to Skinnydipping by Bethany Frankel, because I need something light and gentle right now, and am reading Creature Features, which is a humorous memoir about life on a farm. I am thinking that I need to read Rage is Back, because I loved your review, and it totally ensnared me.

    I am glad that you are reading on your own terms again. It just makes so much more sense to do it that way.

  3. boardinginmyforties

    I like the idea of reading more deliberately. Sounds like you had a good January for reading!

  4. WordsAndPeace

    all very interesting titles. here is my monthly recap: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/02/02/2013-january-wrap-up/

  5. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)

    I been fighting off migraines, so I tend to read a chick lit type books, but they have been enjoyable. I’ve got Life After Life on my stack and will get to it as soon as I can fully concentrate on reading. Have a great week.

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