January: My month in review

Posted On 31 January 2017

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Hah – did everyone else blink and miss January or was it just me?  I’ve been so busy.  Work is a bloody pest and every weekend has just been chaos.   And next weekend I’m off to Iceland – which I’m really excited about.  Anyway, my January in review (with a few reviews still to come):

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Defender by GX Todd (Voices #1)
  2. Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire 
  3. Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey 
  4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
  5. Rosewater – 
  6. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  7. Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder 
  8. The Grey Bastards – currently reading
  9. Department Zero by Paul Crilley
  10. Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh – review to follow
  11. The Black Wolves of Boston – review to follow

 

Last month’s covers are here.

Backlist books

None this month.

Unfinished series completed:

Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder

Books Bought: – showing restraint this month

  1. Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2) by Jeff VanderMeer
  2. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
  3. The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

Review Books: (with links to Goodreads)

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23 Responses to “January: My month in review”

  1. sjhigbee

    What a great January. I’ve got The Turn and The Collapsing Empire, which I’ll be reading in due course:). You may have been busy at work, but you’ve read an impressive number of books. And it’s also an awesome list. I’m with you on the 2nd The Turn cover – I’m not sure why they chopped the head of the woman in red, frankly.

  2. Captain's Quarters

    I so want to read the Kate Forsyth and Jen Williams books!! I need to get me hands on them and then of course find time to read them.
    x The Captain

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, finding the time – there’s the tricky part of the equation. I’m so looking forward to them both though – I will make time!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Greg

    January did whiz by. I’m curious about Caraval and the Toby Daye books- I’m reading more urban fantasy and am seriously considering trying those. I just read the first Mercy Thompson and now may try McGuire.

    Love that Windsinger cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Toby Daye books are excellent and I really do recommend them. The first one isn’t the best in the series – more a set up – which i think is also my recollection of the Mercedes books. They book improve with each book.
      I liked Caraval – it’s had mixed reviews but I loved the writing and the magical elements.
      Lynn 😀

  4. shelfiepodcast

    Looks like you have a great January!

  5. Book Club Mom

    January went fast for me too! Looks like you got some good reading in, though!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did some early reading in December to try and get ahead a little. I still seem to be behind though! Still, it was a good month.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That’s actually the first time I’ve seen that second cover for The Turn. I still think I’ll have to stick with the red dress – it’s so eye catching 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I wonder why they chopped off the woman’s head!! They’re both quite eye catching in such totally different ways.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    What an awesome month. I’ve heard mixed things about Caravel but I still want to give it a try. January did fly by and I’m hoping February slows down some and I get more reading done this month than last. At least it’s starting off well because I love my current read – Brendan Reich’s Nemesis.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh please let February slow down! I liked Caraval – it has had mixed reviews but the writing was lovely and I found the whole competition really quit intriguing.
      Look forward to reading about your current read.
      Lynn 😀

  8. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    “The Turn” sounds fascinating and it’s the first time I’ve heard about this series, so I will add it to my “next” list. And I’m looking forward to your thoughts about “The Collapsing Empire” 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’m excited to get to that one too – especially seeing as you loved it!
      Lynn 😀

  9. jessicabookworm

    My January also flew by – I was so busy but it a good/fun way! Even so you have still done a great amount of reading. More happy reading in February 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Jessica, i do have some lovely books coming up so I’m quite excited about them.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Great month! I am starting the year behind already!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did try to do some catching up in December tbh and even though Jan and Feb seem quite packed I’ve kept March and April fairly low key as well.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Michael

    January did go by quickly! And you’ve got some great books that I want to read here.

    I hope NetGalley gets ARCs of the new Scalzi for Americans soon!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I hadn’t realised the Scalzi wasn’t available to US on NG! I saw it on there and just assumed it was. Hopefully soon then. 😀

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