Monday, February 01, 2016

January in Review

What I Learned
I just have to make time for reading. I have a really hard time dropping things and reading the last few years. I end up feeling guilty because there is likely something better I can be doing with my time. I think breaking my ankle and the recovery time reminded me of how much I enjoy reading. And, rearranging my bookshelves as I do a huge purge has reminded me of all the books sitting unread on my shelves. I just want to have a consistent reading year that doesn't have months where nothing is read at all. It is time for me to pay attention to all the books I bought with such excitement and then never got around to reading. And, if I am largely blogging for myself... Oh, well, at least I am keeping a record and brushing off the dust, right?

The Books

1. American Vampire - Volume 1 by Scott Snyder (reread)
2. A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet, Book 1) by Daniel Abraham
3. American Vampire - Volume 2 by Scott Snyder (reread)
4. Star Wars - Princess Leia by Mark Waid
5. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
6. Alias - Jessica Jones - Volume 3 by Brian Michael Bendis
7. Alias - Jessica Jones - Volume 4 by Brian Michael Bendis
8. The Fade Out - Volume 1: Act One by Ed Brubaker
9. The Fade Out - Volume 2: Act Two by Ed Brubaker
10. Trees - Volume 1: In Shadow by Warren Ellis
11. Wytches -Volume 1 by Scott Snyder
12. Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1) by Kevin Hearne
13. Morning Glories - Volume 1: For a Better Future by Nick Spencer (reread)
14. Morning Glories - Volume 2: All Will be Free by Nick Spencer (reread)
15. Morning Glories - Volume 3: P.E. by Nick Spencer
16. Morning Glories - Volume 4: Truants by Nick Spencer
17. Lady Killer by Joelle Jones
18. Lazarus - Volume 1: Family by Greg Rucka
19. Giant Days - Volume 1 by John Allison
20. Outcast - Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman
21. Phonogram - Volume 1: Rue Britannia by Kieron Gillen
22. Wayward - Volume 1: String Theory by Jim Zub
23. American Vampire - Volume 3 by Scott Snyder
24. Batgirl - Volume 1: The Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart
25. Hexed - Volume 1 by Michael Alan Nelson
26. Hexed - Volume 2 by Michael Alan Nelson
27. Jem and the Holograms - Volume 1: Showtime by Kelly Thompson
28. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
29. Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, Book 1) by Robin Hobb (reread)
30. Lazarus - Volume 2: Lift by Greg Rucka
31. Morning Glories - Volume 5: Tests by Nick Spencer

The Source

Bought: 19
Marvel: 1
Humble Bundle: 4
Gift: 3

In the theme of #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks, hosted by Andi, only 5 books I read this month didn't technically belong to me. 

Series Talk

American Vampire - 3/7
Long Price Quartet - 1/4
Alias - 4/4 - FINISHED!
The Fade Out - 2/3
Trees - 1/1 - Caught up!
The Iron Druid Series - 1/8
Morning Glories - 5/9
Lazarus - 2/4
Giant Days - 1/1 - Caught up!
Batgirl 1/1 - Caught up!
Hexed 2/2 - Caught up! (Really, I am FINISHED this series...)
Jem and the Holograms - 1/1 - Caught up!
Farseer Trilogy - 1/3

New To Me Authors

Genevieve Valentine (The Girls at the Kingfisher Club)
Kevin Hearne (Hounded)
John Allison (Giant Days - Volume 1)
Cameron Stewart (Batgirl - Volume 1: The Batgirl of Burnside)
Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms - Volume 1: Showtime)
Carol Rifka Brunt (Tell the Wolves I'm Home)

Books Added to the TBR
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
Warchild by Karin Lowachee
Brightness Falls from the Air by James Tiptree, Jr.
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Wayward Volume 1 (read)
Lady Killer (read)
Giant Days - Volume 1 (read)
Lazarus - Volume 1: Family (read)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
The Kingdom's Blood by Daniel Abraham
Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye
Lazarus - Volume 2: Lift (read)
The Sculptor
Hammered by Kevin Hearne (gift)
Hexed by Kevin Hearne (gift)
Morning Glories - Volume 5 (gift) (read)
Morning Glories - Volume 6 (gift)
Morning Glories - Volume 7 (gift)
Wayward - Volume 2 (gift)
Batgirl - Volume 1: The Batgirl of Burnside (gift) (read)


  1. Busy girl! Love me some Farseer novels, but didn't care for The Girls at the Kingfisher Club as much as everyone else did.

  2. That's an impressive list (hurrah for broke ankle?)! I see you're a fan of Morning Glories - I've had it in the wish-list for ever.

  3. Aw, I wish I could permanently remove people's guilt about taking time for reading. I have to give myself that time because I get a headache if I don't take it, but also, I just love reading so much. I just love love love it.

    Happy February!!

  4. Whenever I purge books and rearrange my shelves I get a burst of reading energy. Glad to see your mojo coming back.

  5. Reading is something that has come and gone for me over the past couple of years. I'm reading a lot right now but I also feel like it's a choice and that if I choose to read then I'm giving something else up (crafting/sewing or blogging). I wish there was time for everything!!

    You certainly did get a lot read last month!

  6. Looks like you've got your reading mojo back. Look at all of those books read! And, love the shelves picture :)


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