January Reading Recap

January was a pretty great month for reading and I did a little writing, too.

READING โ€” I read 14 books in January and they included more really good ones than in any month I can remember. Hereโ€™s my list:

๐Ÿ“– How Reading Changed My Life, by Anna Quindlen – memoir
๐Ÿ“– My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, by Pamela Paul – memoir
๐Ÿ“– Small Fry, by Lisa Brennan-Jobs – memoir
๐Ÿ“– Jane Steele, by Lyndsay Faye – novel
๐Ÿ“– The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield – novel – 5 โ˜…
๐Ÿ“– Unlimited Memory, by Kevin Horsley – memory training
๐Ÿ“– An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones – novel – 5 โ˜…
๐Ÿ“– Brain Myths Exploded, by Indre Viskontas – cognitive neuroscience – audio – 5 โ˜…
๐Ÿ“– The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz – novel – 5 โ˜…
๐Ÿ“– A Quiet Life in the Country (Lady Hardcastle Mystery #1), by T. E. Kinsey – palate cleanser, fun
๐Ÿ“– The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller – novel – 5 โ˜…
๐Ÿ“– The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole – novella – classic
๐Ÿ“– Iโ€™m Still Here, by Austin Channing Brown – memoir/polemic – audio
๐Ÿ“– Cape Cod Summers, by Beverly Koester – memoir

Books that helped meet my reading goals:

Classic: The Castle of Otranto
Read Your Shelves: Jane Steele, The Thirteenth Tale, The Song of Achilles

WRITING โ€” I completed one โ€œ7-in-7โ€ (7 poems in 7 days). Were any of them any good? Three are worth keeping. Not bad.


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