Goodbye January, Hello February 2019

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? According to the Media and many people I work with this was a long, miserable month, but it simply wasn’t true for me! I celebrated my birthday;  attended a fascinating talk by Professor Alice Roberts; had an uplifting weekend away in Kent; and threw myself into my church’s year of exploration by joining a new house group and attending a weeknight vision service.. All in all I think a great month!  With all this excitement, here is what I managed to read:

Fiction: 2      Non-Fiction: 0

Firstly, I finished reading the newest dual narrative novel, Bellewether by, one of my favourite authors, Susanna Kearsley, which swept me back to 1759 to experience how the Seven Year War between Britain and France impacted on the regular American colonists. Lastly, I finished a comforting, fun re-read of the charmingly witty Emma by Jane Austen, my result for The Classic Club‘s last Spin event. Now I need to confess I didn’t technically finish Emma till a day into February, however as I read the vast majority of it in January I hope you understand me counting it here.

Pick of the Month: Bellewether and Emma

Altogether that is only two books read – a perfectly reasonable amount for me normally. However I do find myself rather disheartened, because I actually read a lot more but just didn’t seem to finish much. During the month, I was actually also reading non-fictions: Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley and The Story of Reality by Gregory Koukl. On the other hand, I am still behind on my reviews, so actually not finishing too much should help me catch up.

Compared to January, February looks like it is going to be relatively quiet, as I don’t have much planned. Except I am looking forward to the school’s half term break. So hopefully it will be a month of reading and catching up with reviews.

What did you do and read in January? What are your plans for February?

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14 thoughts on “Goodbye January, Hello February 2019

  1. I just put up my January reads! You sound like you had a wonderfully full month. I’m rereading two Austen’s this year…just was dipping into Northanger Abbey few nights ago. 🙂

  2. I need to pick up Bellewether – which is very late now! I look forward to reading your thoughts. I can’t believe how quickly January has flown by – I’ve got a lot to catch up on!
    Lynn 😀

  3. I got off to a great start this year with eight books in January! I’m sure I’ll slow down as the year progresses. I bet you’d enjoy a couple that I read. 🙂

  4. Well done for finishing your Spin book! I’m still reading mine. I’m glad you enjoyed Bellewether as I love Susanna Kearsley too but haven’t read that one yet.

  5. In January I finished reading Once Upon a River, and started Tomorrow by Damian Dibben, a book released last year whose ARC I requested and just now got to. I hope you enjoyed both books you managed to finish. I eagerly await your review of Bellewether.

    1. Carmen, I have been hearing a lot about Once Upon a River, so I hoped you enjoyed it and hopefully, you won’t have to wait too long for my thoughts on Bellewether; as I made good progress with my review writing yesterday!

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