Sunday, February 09, 2014

Sunday Salon: January Reading Reflections

January was a very quiet reading month for me. There's not really any particular reason fro this. I was at home by myelf for a couple of weeks so I could have read to my heart's content, but I took the opportunity to watch some movies etc while I didn't have to fight for the remote control. I also had a week off of work. Most people assume that if I have a week off work I will do nothing but read but  it often isn't true. During my week off thi year, not only did I not finish a single book but I didn't manage any blog posts either! Shocking!

Here's what I did read in January:

Thornwood House by Anna Romer 4.5/5
What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies 4/5
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta 4/5 (audiobook)
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert 4.5/5
Breath by Tim Winton 3/5 (audiobook)
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts 3/5

It is pleasing that so much of my reading was by Aussie authors with the first 3 books all counted for the Australian Women Writer's Challenge.

Both Thornwood House and The Signature of All Things count for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.

February is already looking like it is going to be a more prolific reading month!

Currently Reading

The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand, The Sandman vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman and Floodtide by Judy Nunn (audiobook

Up Next

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling)


  1. I've been looking around for Thornwood House since it seems like one I'd like, but it's not available from my usual sources in the US. Fortunately I've found it online for a not too bad price at Fishpond - which I believe is a site you told me about originally!

  2. Eager to hear about the Gaiman book!
    Book Dilettante

  3. January is always a quiet reading month for me... February is doing much better. I think it is because whenever possible I am avoiding the outside!

  4. I want to read Cuckoo's Calling ... just haven't found the time.