Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? Sadly I have been poorly for a lot of the month – not the worst cold I have ever had but I just couldn’t seem to shake it off! However it didn’t stop me celebrating a special birthday! With a trip to see my mum and family; meals out with family and friends and a hilarious trip to the theatre to see the pantomime Cinderella. Whilst for the rest of the month, I used my cold as an excellent excuse to stay in and read! Here’s what I’ve read:
Fiction: 2 Non-Fiction: 3
I started the year by finishing my comforting re-read of The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, while not my favourite it is still a fitting and bitter-sweet ending to a wonderful trilogy. Then I became completely gripped by the dark historical fiction The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland: the second and best book I have read by this author. My full thoughts on this are still to be posted, so keep your eyes peeled for that next month.
Alongside those fictions, I also read an impressive three non-fictions. First the cookbook, Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver, a collection of great new and traditional recipes for all the family with a super food twist. Next, for my church’s book club, I read the inspiring, heartbreakingly candid memoir Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi. Finally, I finished the month with the super quick The Vietnam War: A Very Brief History by Mark Black.
Pick of the Month: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
Altogether that is five books completed in January – looks like I’ve got my reading mojo back! At the end of the month, I also started reading A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King, the second Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery, and the Christian non-fiction The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel, which is the next book for my church’s book club.
In February, I look forward to more quality reading time and hopefully better health too.
What did you do and read in January? What are your plans for February?