5 star reads:
- The Hollow of the Hand by P.J. Harvey, Seamus Murphy
This book has a mixture of beautiful pictures and words that will leave you thinking about the world you live in.
4 star reads:
- Doctor Strange, Vol. 2: The Last Days of Magic (Doctor Strange (2015-) #6-10) by Jason Aaron, Gerry Duggan
Volume two left me on the edge waiting for Vol 3, don’t want to share much because it is the 2nd volume, but there is a lot going on. All I have to say is if you like action and fun pick it up.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
This book was just the right mixture of creepy and interesting. I read this book in a single day. If you like books that are creepy, eerie, or are a commentary on the human soul pick up this book!
- Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest
This collection of poetry was enjoyable and I nearly loved every single one.
- The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2)by Graeme Simsion
This was a fun sequel to The Rosie Project, I will say at times it seemed like the characters weren’t acting like themselves. Don’t let that stop you from picking up this short series, I throughly enjoyed it. I was connected to the characters throughout both books and was always cheering for them to get a happy ending because there were quite a few hiccups.
- The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
The Grownup is fun and fast paced, it really made me think. I have to say the ending to this book messed with my mind a bit. I highly recommend this thriller since it is short,”fun”, and under 100 pages.
3 star reads:
- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
I picked this up mainly to learn more about Stephen King, it was a mixture of his life and writing advice. I personally did not pick it up for the writing advice, while it is very good, it broke up the story of his life for me.
- Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich by Walter Kempowski, Shaun Whiteside
This was a mixture of short letters in the last few days of WWII. Some of the letters were very enjoyable while others didn’t really tell me much about life at the end of the war. Some just happened to be written then, but did not discuss it.
2 star reads:
- Love Speaks Its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems by J.D. McClatchy
I have learned something about myself this month, I do not enjoy love poems. If you love…love poems it would be a nice little collection to add to your TBR. Side note, without the dust jacket it is gorgeous!
1 star reads:
- She Wolf, Volume 1 by Rich Tommaso
The story was disjoined and just ridiculous. I did not enjoy at all.
Well, those are the books I read in January. I have to say I am proud of what I read especially since this month was very busy for me. I hope you all had a great reading month as well.
2 thoughts on “Wrap Up: January 2017”
You had a pretty good reading month. I am currently finishing up on book 7 of the month.
Thanks, I was trying to start the year off with a bang. Now I am starting to read all my larger books (The Goldfinch and IT). I hope they don’t put me in a rut. Reading 7 books is great!