Thursday, February 4, 2016

BOOK TALK: January 2016 in Review

Life has proven to be very chaotic, and posting here on the blog (or the lack thereof) is proof of that; however, I anticipate a change coming soon to aid in calming this chaos.  And, I have plans for when that change comes.  I won't say big plans because I may start with small steps, but I will take the small steps!

Now that I've given you that little update, let's take a look at my stats for the first month of 2016 . . .

The TOP POST for the month was my to-do list and announcement post for the Winter 2016 Mini Bloggiesta, both in hits and comments.  On the other hand, I do believe that one post needs MORE LOVE . . . my #OneWord for 2016.  I posted it a bit later than planned, but it is the one that I have put some of the most thought into.

The TOP PIC for the month was my (overly ambitious) January TBR pile.  I thought it would be fun to share the stack I will be reading from for the month, and I hope to continue with the habit for the rest of the year (as you will see in the picture below).


My BOOKS READ for the month is a short list, but they were pretty good reads to kick off the year.  Here's the full list . . .
  1. Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
  2. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  3. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Choosing a FAVORITE READ for the month is hard because two of the books stand out.  If I have to choose only one, I would go with The Girl With All the Gifts, but The Song of Achilles would be a very close second.

Last, but not least, I will leave you with my reading plans for February.  This is the stack of books that I will be pulling from this month.  Some of them are books for my class, some are review books (that I'm very behind on!), and then I have my stack of comics and graphic novels that I hope to fit in for a bit of Comics February.  Here's to a great month of reading!


How was your reading and blogging in January?  What do you have planned for February?

10 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed Where'd You Go, Bernadette. It was a fun read. Happy February!

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    1. fredamans . . . I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would. I think the hype built it up a bit too much for me.

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  2. What did you think of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? I'm listening to the audiobook right now

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    1. Tasha B. ... I liked it, but not as much as I had hoped or thought I would. I think the hype surrounding it had me expecting different things.

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  3. Hope February is going well! I always meant to read The Song of Achilles! Thanks for reminding me. I'm going to add it to my LibraryThing TBR collection.

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    1. Laurie C ... Definitely recommend that one!

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  4. I'm finally getting a bit of blogging mojo back but I'm not sure if it will last. I hope it does though because it's a nice little sense of accomplishment to finish a post and I need more of that feeling lately! I hope your chaos really does calm soon and that you get to do some of the things that make you happy. :)

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    1. Kristen M. ... Thank you! I'm hoping my blogging mojo comes back too. It's been a little lackluster the last few months.

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  5. Comics Februaryyyyyy! I am so looking forward to it. Your stack is much heftier and more ambitious than mine -- I have I think three comics that I'm planning to read this month?

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    1. Jenny @ Reading the End ... I haven't had the chance to read anything yet, but I plan to before the month is up. What's on your pile?!?

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