Month in Review

I was going to wait until end of day to post this but I don’t see myself finishing another book today so let’s get started on the monthly recap. How’s your year going so far?

I completed four books this month and have quite a few in progress. First off, I finished A Winter Away by Elizabeth Fair which gave me an opportunity to read something from Dean Street Press and indie publisher. This was the perfect book to welcome the year with as it is set in winter and is a cozy story about a young woman set in the English countryside.

After that I read Stone Dead by Christopher Wortley for my mystery book group and unfortunately this one was not a winner but it did make for a great discussion.

I have finished one book for the Japanese Literature Reading Challenge, The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. I found this one delightful and promise a bit of a longer review soon. I also finished The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin. I may be in the minority but this one was a bit of a miss for me.

So a bit of a mixed bag but I don’t mind because I read across genres and even got in some fiction in translation.

On the book haul front I didn’t buy any books this month. Shocking but then again I really went overboard in December. I do have a B&N gift card in my purse though so I’m already thinking about what to use it on.

The best part about this month is actually sticking to somewhat of a blogging routine after the craziness that was last year. I love having participated in a couple of Sunday Salons, doing a reading challenge and being around blogland (yes, even though I’m still behind answering comments and blog visiting!).

I also have a lot of catching up to do on reviews but I’ll probably do a few posts of 2-3 summaries to get caught up.

Next post I’ll tell you all about my current reads because there’s some really interesting stuff in my pile. Now to get a cup of coffee and get busy. Let me know what you think of your reading year so far.

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