Oh, you guys. Yesterday I realized that I haven’t been receiving your comments via email for about a week. I have always prided myself on responding to all of your comments and due to this glitch I haven’t been doing that. I have a good friend working with me to help straighten this out but please know that I am reading them even if I’m not emailing you back at this time. Technology is grand, isn’t it?
Okay, onward to today’s post.
I shared a month of photos, how about if I share a month of reading? Links are to GoodReads followed by my rating and review of each book.
In January I read:
This was a great first book of the year read. And the concept of hygge is really appealing to me right now as I face the dark cold days of January. Sounds like the Danes have a lot of things figured out quite well.
Oh, Louise Penny. I don’t know how you do it but even 11 books into the series you managed to make this one fresh and new and yet, at the same time, comfortable and familiar. I can’t recommend this series enough. Read it.
A thoughtful and well written book on family dynamics, siblings and the fall out that occurs when relationships fall apart. I won’t say more because there are a couple of surprises in this one that I didn’t see coming and I sure don’t want to give anything away. Recommended.
Charming and sophisticated, this novel is simply wonderful. The life of the Count, as he lives in the Metropol hotel in Moscow under house arrest for years, is full and dedicated to service. The people he encounters, the rules of civility he lives by, the ways he orders his life, are all fantastic. The story is built slowly, layer upon layer, until it culminates in the absolutely perfect ending. Highly recommended.
Inspiring! And perfect for right now. Hang in there, RBG, we need you more than ever.
Stunning and captivating, this book is an excellent read. The premise, while creepy, is fascinating and the story is alluring and compelling, making you really think about beauty and tragedy, fate and free will. I’m late to the party on this one but I highly recommend it if you missed it when it came out almost 30 years ago.
I’ve set the bar for 2017 pretty high already with 3 five star and 2 four star books. I will say, though, my to-read list is very carefully curated and I think that leads to a high rating for most of the books I read.
Here’s what I’m reading right now:
Stoner by John Williams (audio)
What are you reading?