Tuesday, February 03, 2015

January in Review

What I Learned

I think it is funny that last January I said that January is always a rough reading month for me... In 2015 I am happy to have read what I have read because the end of 2014 was very very quiet. I am keeping my reading low-key this year and it seems to be working for me. Hopefully I will be able to keep a consistent number for the rest of the year...

The Books
1. Ms. Marvel - Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
2. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
3. The Unwritten - Volume 3: Dead Man's Knock by Mike Carey (reread)
4. The Unwritten - Volume 4: Levitahan by Mike Carey (reread)
5. The Unwritten - Volume 5: On to Genesis by Mike Carey (reread)
6. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
7. Fables - Volume 20: Camelot by Bill Willingham
8. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
9. Captain Marvel - Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick
10. Pretty Deadly - Volume 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick
11. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Audio)
12. Morning Glories - Volume 2: All Will Be Free by Nick Spencer
13. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
14. Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, Book 1) by Ilona Andrews (Audio)
15. Alphabet of Thorns by Patricia McKillip
16. Shine by Lauren Myracle
17. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) by Marissa Meyer (reread)

The Source

Christmas: 7
Reread: 4
Bought: 3
Audio: 2
Gift: 1

New To Me Authors

G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel)
Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven)
Emily Carroll (Through the Woods)
Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel)
Eowyn Ivey (The Snow Child)

Series Talk
Ms. Marvel Series -  1/1
The Unwritten - 5/11
Fables - 20/21
Captain Marvel - 1/1
Pretty Deadly - 1/1
Morning Glories - 2/8
Innkeeper Chronicles - 1/1
Lunar Chronicles - 1/3

Books Added to the TBR

Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Just City by Jo Walton
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Through the Woods
Captain Marvel - Volume 1: Higher, Faster, Further, More
Pretty Deadly - Volume 1: The Shrike
Fables - Volume 20: Camelot
Morning Glories - Volume 2: All Will Be Free
100 Bullets - Volume 2: Split Second Chance
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (One of my favourite books in 2014... It was Costco... I didn't own it...)
After the War is Over
Ms. Marvel - Volume 1: No Normal
By the Book
Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
Station Eleven
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The Strange Library
The Paying Guests
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe
Visions: The Cainesville Series
The Back of the Turtle
All the Light we Cannot See


  1. You had a great reading month in January! I see several books in your Added to the TBR list that's also in mine. I started Blue Lily, and am hoping to get to Visions soon.

  2. Well, this January sure was a success, huh?!! Hope your February, March, April, May...are every bit as good, Kelly!

  3. It looks like you had a good reading month, Kelly. :-) My January felt busier than it was book wise--although it was busy on every other front.

    I really hope to get to Station Eleven and Snow Child this year.

    Have a great February!

  4. Looks like you had a fantastic reading month!

  5. Looks like a great reading month, hoping it continues for you. :)

  6. Awesome reading month. I really need to go back are reread or skim Unwritten so I can move forward with the books.

  7. You always amaze me - you either read a TON or nothing! or am I exaggerating? Did you like Snow Child on audio?

  8. Station Eleven! I loved that book. I just bought the first trade in The Unwritten -- super excited to start in on that series.

  9. I love that you also track books added to your TBR list. January was a great month for you! I was pretty happy with my year start too and I'm currently reading some great books but just don't feel like I'm making progress.

  10. That's a lot of awesome books - here's to an equally great February!

  11. You definitely keep good records of all this :)


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