January has been an EXPLOSIVE month! I’ve more than doubled the amount of books I read in January of 2010 (only 7), finishing up at a total of 15 for the month. I’m pretty proud of my 15 considering I’ve had a fairly hectic month. The bowling league that Todd and I are a part of started back up, taking over my Thursday evenings each week. Charlie and I have been heading to the movies every Tuesday to take advantage of $5 movie night. With Oscar season just around the corner we’re trying to catch up on everything we haven’t seen! Todd and I also made a few trips to NYC this month, hitting up our favorite bookstore, The Strand, and getting to see Mary Poppins on Broadway. Todd and I were also able to meet up with fellow Reflections of a Book Addict bloggers Adam and Charlie for a get together in Manhattan. There were lots of other things going on this month, but those were the highlights!
On to the reading! I tried to keep it eclectic this month and read a variety of genres: paranormal, romance, historical fiction, mystery, and graphic novels. I still owe you guys some reviews, so keep an eye on the blog. The one I’m most looking forward to sharing with you is The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen. My top read for the month was The Night Sky by Maria Sutton (I posted my review yesterday).
Great reads coming up on the horizon! Todd is currently reading the first book in The Vineart War trilogy, Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman, as well as Timeline by Michael Crichton. Flesh and Fire is a fantasy novel, while Timeline is science fiction. (Additionally, if you’re a fan of sci-fi/fantasy/magical novels, then may I suggest you sign up for Roof Beam Reader’s Magical March Challenge?) Charlie’s got some great film reviews coming up, including one for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Carnal, a new graphic novel from Sea Lion Books, is on Adam’s plate for February, as well as a review of the film The Artist. And me? Well, I’ve got a lot coming up for you! The Kitchen Daughter, Montfort, The Psychology of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo are just a few of the titles coming soon.
I hope that your own individual challenges are going well and that you’re finding some great titles! Keep on reading my friends, and leave your recommendations below!