January Reads and Looking to February

february TBRJanuary

— What I read:

I read three books in January and I honestly thought I would read five. Granted, Middlemarch was a fat book and I managed to make it half-way through another fat book (The Woman in White) so appearances are deceptive. Also, we had two weeks of all three kids taking turns with a stomach virus. I’m pretty surprised I accomplished anything.

–In January I Completed:

  • Dolly by Susan Hill (audio)
  • Bobcat and other Stories by Rebecca Lee
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot

— Events:

— New to the Stacks:

When possible I’ve linked to the exact edition and cover

— New to the Kindle:

  • Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
  • Bellman and Black: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
  • The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (free)
  • This House is Haunted by John Boyne
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith

Ummmm…. I have a feeling that listing my Kindle purchases each month will be eye-opening. Blast you Kindle Daily Deals.


Goal: Complete AT LEAST seven books. Below I’ve listed books in progress to complete and some others to choose from:

— In Progress:

  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (audio)
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

— Up Next:

  • MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  • William: An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
  • The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • an assortment of graphic novels to be determined


  • Carry on with The Woman in White discussions for Wilkie in Winter
  • Announce a NEW event on February 14th!

I hope you all are filling these dismal winter days with books. I know I am!


  1. What I’ve read from Wilkie Collins I have really enjoyed so have been meaning to read The Woman in White for years, just never seem to find the time for the chunkier titles… will have to remedy that. Thanks also for reminding me I actually have Alias Grace in my audio library… Happy reading in February!

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