Can I just exclaim a little at how happy a reading month I had in January? I finished five books – a steady, comfortable speed for me, especially considering I’d started one of those books in the last week of 2014. Two were audiobooks. Two were nonfiction (unusual for me, but I loved them both). My three fiction reads were all speculative (figures!) and I’d count three of five books this month as diverse. All five were new-to-me authors. All five, if I still rated books, would be 4+ stars. While it was really hard to pick a single favorite from a group of five wonderful reads, I’d have to say that All Joy and No Fun beat the other four out by a tiny margin.
In addition to having some really excellent reads this January, I did a lot of work on purging my TBR and to-investigate piles, cutting 20-25 books from those lists and making them both feel far more manageable. I also sorted my TBR into already-published and not-yet-published piles, so that the latter doesn’t bloat up my TBR and make me hyperventilate. Yes, I know, I’m weird. But it works for me.
I didn’t get nearly as much progress forward as I wished to on my loose 2015 goals, but it’s early days still, right? I have plenty of time, and I’m definitely working toward those things. Balance is proving to be difficult at times. More on that next Sunday.
Keeping it short this week. How was everyone else’s January? What was your favorite read of the month?