Monday, January 28, 2019
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Monday again. And the last Monday of the month. January is almost outta here. January is one of those problematic months for me: I love the energy of fresh starts and new things happening, but don't particularly relish all that goal-setting and resolution-making. And, of course (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere which I do) — it's much too COLD!!
But we've been having some pretty good January weather in these parts — nothing bad enough to make my seasonal depression kick in. Which means that instead of sitting around wrapped in a blanket, cursing the weather gods, I've actually been able to get some reading done. So far this year, I've finished three (count 'em — three!) books:
• Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (1st book in the series), by M.C. Beaton
• Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
• The Janus Stone (2nd book in the Ruth Galloway series), by Elly Griffiths
I'll be posting reviews of Educated and The Janus Stone later this week. Also hoping to get another book or two read before the end of the month. I've got several advance copies leftover from last year that I really need to get finished and reviewed before we get too much farther into 2019. Mainly...
• The Last Romantics, by Tara Conklin (coming in February, from William Morrow)
• Old Baggage, by Lissa Evans (the US paperback edition of this is due out in April)
• The Water Tower Club, by B.K. Mayo (published this month, by Fir Valley Press)
And that's definitely enough to keep me busy this week. Not much else going on right now (well, just some dental work scheduled for Thursday that I'm really looking forward to). So, it looks like my January will have been a bookish success. Nice.
How's your reading year going so far?
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. If you want to let the world know what you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.