Monday, February 01, 2021

Month in Review: January 2021


Well, we made it through the first month of the new year! Reading-wise, there have been some amazing books published already this year and it looks like there are a whole lot more to come...which is good. My big goal this year is to try to have a good mix of current books and old ones. I have quite a few backlist review books that for whatever reason I never got to and I am going to really try to make an effort to get to them this year. I managed to read 7 of them this month - mainly because a few of them happened to be buddy read picks, which helped tremendously - but whatever the case, I am on a mission to work through these books. I tried doing this last year, but pre-selected some books - this year, I am just setting a goal of at least 21. And of course, there are also the books I own...I am forever trying to mix those in, which I do manage, so that I don't stress about too much.

Do you have any book-related goals for the year?
  Reading Stats:

  • Read this month: 26
  • Year to date: 26

Books Read:   
  1. Revolver Road -- Christi Daugherty
  2. Long Bright River -- Liz Moore (audio book)
  3. A Stranger at the Door -- Jason Pinter (audio book)
  4. The Butterfly House -- Katrine Engberg (audio book)
  5. The Plot -- Jean Hanff Korelitz
  6. And Now She's Gone -- Rachel Howzell Hall (audio book)
  7. Before She Disappeared -- Lisa Gardner (audio book)
  8. The Coast-to-Coast Murders -- James Patterson, J.D. Barker (audio book)
  9. The Lady Upstairs -- Halley Sutton
  10. What Could Be Saved -- Liese O'Halloran Schwarz (e-book)
  11. Yellow Wife -- Sadeqa Johnson (audio book)
  12. A Hundred Suns -- Karin Tanabe (audio book)
  13. Blink of an Eye -- Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen (audio book)
  14. More Than Words -- Jill Santopolo
  15. The Jane Austen Diet -- Jane Austen, Bryan Kozlowski
  16. After Everything -- Andrea Nourse (audio book)
  17. Wild Swan -- Patti Callahan (audio book)
  18. The Light We Lost -- Jill Santopolo
  19. Our Darkest Night -- Jennifer Robson
  20. Watch Over Me -- Nina LaCour
  21. Until We Are Lost -- Leslie Archer
  22. Undiscovered Country -- Kelly O'Connor McNees (audio book)
  23. The Last Garden in England -- Julia Kelly (audio book)
  24. UNSUB -- Meg Gardiner
  25. Every Waking Hour -- Joanna Schaffhauser
  26. The Owl Always Hunts at Night -- Samuel Bjork
Favorite Books of January: 

  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore
  • The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson


This year I am all about the numbers. I decided that I am not doing any challenges, but I am going to pay attention to my own stats. This may or may not change as the year goes on...we shall see.

Books read that were published this year: 11

    And of those, how many were review books:  11

Backlist review books read: 7

Books read off my own shelf (not review books): 6

Books bought/won in giveaways: 6



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