January Reads

Wow, January is finally ending! This month has seemed like it was a million days long. Being sick for the last week or so has made it seem even longer. Boo. It’s now time to take a look at how my Unread shelf project is coming along!

I read 11 books in January, 4 from my unread shelf and the rest were from the library- either books that I had out at the end of December that carried over or holds that became available. I didn’t sweat the library book ban because at the beginning of the month I was on a roll reading from my unread shelf. And then I got hit with a cold that has now turned into a sinus infection and my attention span has left me along with my healthy immune system booo.
The goals for the UnRead Shelf this month were to read one book from your unread shelf and to go on a library and book buying ban. I did buy one book this month BUT it was a copy of a book that I read a few years ago from the library, and it was $8 at the bookstore. Oh and I picked up Gold for $1 from the discard bin at the library (But Anne Bogel had just recommended it and I figured if the library was selling it and I wanted to read it, then it needed to come live with me.
I have noticed that I am paying far more attention to the books that are available to read from the library, in the bookstore and in the different book emails that I get every day. I am finding that the books that I already own look far more appealing now.

  • Books read in January
  • The Break – Marian Keyes- library ebook from December
  • The Golden Hour- Beatriz Williams- from my unread shelf
  • Criminal- Karin Slaughter- library ebook from December
  • Ghost Ship- James Rollins- ebook from my digital unread shelf
  • A Rule Against Murder- Louise Penny- from my unread shelf
  • Fall of Poppies- various authors- library ebook
  • The Wicked Redhead- Beatriz Williams- library ebook
  • We All Fall Down- Daniel Kalla- my unread shelf
  • Bryant &May: The Lonely Hour- Christopher Fowler- library book
  • Twice in a Blue Moon- Christina Lauren- library ebook hold from 2019
  • Little Fires Everywhere- Celeste Ng- library ebook (skipped the line).