Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are happy and well? January has been a very cold and snow filled month. I have spent a great deal of the month tucked up with a hot water bottle, books, and mugs of tea. Don’t be fooled though I have also been a productive lady with clearing out the house a sort of early spring clean plus there have also been some interesting job prospects I have been working on. To top it off I also celebrated my 25th birthday! So all in all January was a good month and a great start to a new year for me.
Fiction: 5 Non-Fiction: 2 Poetry: 0
I started the month by finishing off The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges. Two books I started at the end of 2012 which I have thoroughly enjoyed dipping in and out of over the Christmas and New Year holiday when I had a moment’s peace between all the excitement. I also started The Dragondain by Richard Due the second instalment in his series The Moon Realm right at the end of 2012. I thought this was a delightful children’s fantasy tale that helped me while away a long train journey home which I then finished off one cold night tucked up in bed. By mid-January the weather turned for the worst bringing bitter cold winds and snow! All of which put me in the mood for the Russian historical novel The Mirrored World by Debra Dean, an author I’d been keen to read more of. Dean didn’t disappoint and this novel seemed the perfect match for the weather too. During the snow I also spent a peaceful Sunday afternoon in front of my grandfather’s fire reading Taboo by Tara Maya the second instalment of her dark fantasy series The Unfinished Song. I finished off the month with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Official Movie Guide) by Brian Sibley my one and only book I received for my birthday, but what a book to receive I thought it was fascinating. Then with barely a day to spare I finished the charming children’s classic The Children of The New Forest by Frederick Marryat my thoughts on which are still to come.
Pick of the Month: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
And those are just the books I finished. Through out January I have also been slowly but surely working my way through The Complete Brothers Grimm’s Fairytales which I started after finishing The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. I started a re-read of Believing in Faeries by Marcia Zena Mager mid-way through the month but I’m afraid it became sidelined when I received The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Official Movie Guide) for my birthday. On the last day of the month I started Sacrifice by Tara Maya the third instalment in her dark fantasy series The Unfinished Song we’ll see how long this lasts into February.
How was your January? What did you read?