Sunday, February 03, 2013

Sunday Salon: January Reading Reflections


The end of each month seems to come around so quickly, and this month that is definitely true, I think partially because I was away for part of it. At least, it doesn't feel like I have been at work much and I am pretty sure my boss will be relieved when I put in three or four full weeks in a row!

Here's what I read in January:

Addition by Toni Jordan 4.5/5
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley 4.5/5
The Year of the Unexpected by Erica Bauermeister 3.5/5
Wookie Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis 4/5
The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys 4/5
Fables 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) by Bill Willingham 4/5
The Falcons of Montabard by Elizabeth Chadwick 4.5/5
Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell 2.5/5
Free-Falling by Nicola Moriarty 4/5
The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway 4/5
Gallipoli: Our Last Man Standing - the extraordinary life of Alec Campbell by Jonathan King 4/5
Unforgettable by Elise K Ackers 4/5
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 4/5
One Little White Lie by Loretta Hill 4/5
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton 4.5/5
The Captive Sun by Irena Karafilly 4/5
The Wanderer by Robyn Carr 4/5
Drawing Closer by Jenny Schwartz 3/5
The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs 4.5/5
All He Ever Dreamed by Shannon Stacey 4/5
Portrait of a Scandal by Danielle Lisle 4/5
Mistaken Engagement by Jenny Schwartz 4/5
The One That Got Away by Kelly Hunter 4.5/5
The Other Side of Us by Sarah Mayberry 4.5/5
The Fine Colour of Rust by P A O'Reilly 4.5/5
The House at Salvation Creek by Susan Duncan 4.5/5
How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox 4/5 (reread)
A Lady Never Lies by Juliana Gray 4/5

Whoops, this clearly shows I got a bit slack on the reviewing thing in the last half of the month!

I have been trying to figure out the best way to take keep my challenges up to date in these posts, so I think I am going to try a couple of different ways until I find something that works. For now, I will go with lists!



Australian Women Writer's Challenge - Just like last year, the AWW Challenge continues to be a large focus of my reading.

Addition, Free-Falling, Unforgettable, One Little White Lie, The Secret Keeper, Drawing Closer, The Wedding Shroud, Portrait of a Scandal, Mistaken Engagement, The One That Got Away, The Other Side of Us, The Fine Colour of Rust and The House at Salvation Creek.



Aussie Author Challenge - In order to complete the challenge I need to read some female authors but from now on all the authors I read for this challenge will be male.

Addition, Gallipoli: Our Last Man Standing - the extraordinary life of Alec Campbell, Unforgettable, The House at Salvation Creek



Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - I am only counting historical fiction written by Australian authors for this challenge this year.

The Secret Keeper



What's in a Name - Two categories down, four to go!

The Firebird (a book with fire in the title), Les Miserables (a book with in emotion in the title)


Sci-fi Experience - Must find the time to read the books I wanted to read for this challenge!

Wookie Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook

Currently Reading

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth. Night Music by Jojo Moyes (audiobook)

Up Next

The case of the man who died laughing : a Vish Puri mystery by Hall, Tarquin, Lifesaving for Beginners by Ciara Geraghty, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

14 comments:

  1. I'm always so impressed by how much you read each month! I'm glad you enjoyed The Secret Keeper!

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    1. I did! Now we just have to wait for the next book!

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  2. Wow Marg that is a really impressive list of books read. All the best for your reading challenges.

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  3. Wow! That is an incredible start to the year!

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  4. After reading your review of addition i got it from my library. I am looking forward to reading it!

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  5. Wow, you got a lot of reading done. I've been doing so bad with my reading last year and this year too. Hopefully I can pick it up. Great way to start your year!

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    1. I hope your reading picks up Darlene!

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  6. You got a lot of reading done! Maybe I need to review less so I can read more!

    I hope you love Bitter Greens!

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    1. Erm. I suspect you have it the right way around! lol

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  7. WHAT?! You read ALL of those books in January? Impressive.. and so many great grades, too! Hope Feb is just as wonderful.

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