Erin’s January Wrap Up

Happy February! It’s February 1st and time for Erin’s January wrap up.

I powered through the first month of the year, reading 16 books this month. I know. That’s a lot. BUT half of those books were read during the 24 in 48 readathon, if that counts for anything. Without further ado, the wrap up!

Finished in January:
I Crawl Through It // A.S. King
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Lumberjanes vol. 2, Friendship to the Max // Noelle Stevenson et al.
–Rating: 4/5 stars
Yes Please // Amy Poehler [listened on audio]
–Rating: 5/5 stars
The Heart Goes Last // Margaret Atwood
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Silver Linings Playbook // Matthew Quick
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Boy, Snow, Bird // Helen Oyeyemi
–Rating: 4/5 stars
A Brief History of Portable Literature // Enrique Vila-Matas
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Bingo Under the Crucifix // Laurie Foos
–Rating: 2/5 stars
Jurassic Park // Michael Crichton
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Joyland // Stephen King
–Rating: 3/5 stars
The Wind in the Willows // Kenneth Grahame
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Neverwhere // Neil Gaiman
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Blue Like Jazz // Donald Miller
–Rating: 1/5 stars
Admission // Jean Hanff Korelitz
–Rating: 4/5 stars
Ella Enchanted // Gail Carson Levine
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Revival // Stephen King
–Rating: 4/5 stars

Currently Reading:
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga // Pamela Newkirk

Goodreads Challenge:
16/100 books read

Book Riot Read Harder Challenge:
This year I am doing the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, and so it will be part of my monthly wrap ups. There are 24 categories and my goal is to read a different book for each category. Here’s where I am so far:

  1. Read a middle grade novel: The Wind in the Willows // Kenneth Grahame
  2. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel: The Heart Goes Last // Margaret Atwood
  3. Listen to an audio book that has won an Audie Award: Yes Please // Amy Poehler
  4. Read a book under 100 pages: A Brief History of Portable Literature // Enrique Vila-Matas
  5. Read a non-superhero comic that has debuted in the last three years: Lumberjanes vol. 2, Friendship to the Max // Noelle Stevenson et al.

January was a big month for me and I was able to read a ton. It helped that I participated in a readathon AND I did not have any classes, just work in the afternoon and thesis writing in the mornings. Now that my classes start on Wednesday and I have to actually finish this thesis, I’m anticipating February’s wrap up to be a little shorter.

That’s all I have for now. Don’t forget you can read detailed reviews of all the books I read at goodreads.com/emurch, and if you have any thoughts about any of the books I’ve read this month tweet me @EMurch. Until next time, happy reading!

–Erin

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