*The Martian by Andy Weir
*The Gallery of Lost Species by Nina Berkhout
*The First Bad Man by Miranda July
*It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell
*Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
*If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie
I know what you’re all thinking: Why the hell is Karen bringing up January 2015 when it’s mid-February? I don’t really have a good reason other than my ever-present procrastination – so, so sorry! That being said, I posted my January 2014 post on February 18th (tomorrow, aka my blogiversary!!!!!), so let’s just say that this was my plan all along to celebrate my blog being (almost) one year old.
This month was a great one. It started out strong with The Martian, a sci-fi novel that finds a man stranded and trying to survive in Mars. It was my first five star read of the year! I actually had a great reading month, with 2 five star ratings (the second one being If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie), 3 four star ratings, and 2 three star ratings.
I also debuted my new feature: Things I Learned… I started with Amy Poehler’s Yes Please as it was full of teachable moments as well as heartfelt writing.
Overall, I’m excited for where this year is heading! January was a great start to a hopefully wonderful year.
How was your January? What was your favourite read from the month?
8 thoughts on “January 2015”
Happy ‘Blirthday’! It sounds like you had a great reading month, as did I! I have been on a roll – I’m not sure I could pick a favourite. And the Birds Rained Down, Us Conductors, All True Not A Lie In It, And The Stone Angel. Four Favourites. 🙂
What are your thoughts on The Gallery of Species and It Was Me All Along? I haven’t seen reviews of either of them, yet.
Haha thank you! Glad to hear Us Conductors and All True Not A Lie in It are among your favourites! I have both of them on my shelf that I’ve been meaning to read!
I enjoyed The Gallery of Lost Species but I was hoping to love it more. I think that the characters could have been developed a bit more. It Was Me All Along was a great memoir about Mitchell’s journey to finding acceptance in herself and figuring out what worked for her. I think Lindsey from Reeder Reads has a review of it up on her site!
All the Bright Places was definitely my favorite read of January!!!
That book is SO GOOD. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it too! Are you excited for the movie???
Loved The Martian as well! And I’m not normally a sci-fi fan.
Me neither! Which made it such a nice surprise. I loved Mark’s tone – just the perfect amount of sarcasm and lightheartedness.
Off topic, but I see you’re reading Hausfrau! I’m planning to start it soon. I hope you’re enjoying it!
I actually finished it over the weekend and loved it!!