January has been a nice start to my reading year, with seven books read during the month. I just wish I could somehow make it last a little longer, as I didn’t manage to read as much as I’d hoped to for Brooke‘s Southern Literature Month. I loved all her related posts about Southern life and culture.
In January, I read:
- The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
- Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
- Our Love Could Light the World by Anne Leigh Parrish
- The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
- The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
- Unseen by Karin Slaughter
My favorite read of the month was definitely The Gods of Heavenly Punishment. The big stinker of the month was Shadow of Night, which was such a disappointment considering how much I loved the first book in the trilogy.
I participated in the Wilkie in Winter readalong of The Frozen Deep, which was lots of melodramatic fun. I didn’t get a chance to follow up with The Woman in White, unfortunately, as I ran out of time this month. I’ve managed to stall out on both my Wilkie novels in progress, but hopefully I’ll be inspired to pick them up again sometime soon.
There are a few books that I planned to read in January but that I didn’t end up having time for, so I’ll be rolling those over into February.
How about you? Did you read anything really good in January?