January 2019 Reads

I read 14 books in January, so it was quite a good month in that respect.

You’ll know from a recent blog post that I am a little behind on my reviews – but some of these have not been reviewed yet because they aren’t out for a while – or because I’m on a blog tour soon and the review is upcoming ;-).

I also read the first two Narnia books (authors preferred order) as part of my “100 books challenge” – because all 7 of them count for 1 square… (grumble)

Without further ado – the 14 books I read were –

  1. The Magicians Nephew – C.S. Lewis – 4/5
  2. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis – 4/5
  3. Hellbent – Greg Hurwitz – 4/5 – Quick Reviews
  4. Buy A Bullet (Novella) – Greg Hurwitz – 3/5
  5. How To Lose A Country – Ece Temelkuran – My Review
  6. Material Remains – Richard Bray – Blog Tour Review 6th February
  7. How Not To Be A Boy – Robert Webb – 5/5 – Quick Reviews
  8. Severed – Peter Laws – My Review
  9. Last Ones Left Alive – Sarah Davis-Goff – 5/5 (Review to come, but this is amazing)
  10. Beton Rouge – Simone Buchholz – Blog Tour Review 6th February
  11. Twisted – Steve Cavanagh – My Review
  12. Apple of My Eye – Claire Allan – My Review
  13. Sourcery – Terry Pratchett – 3/5
  14. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett – 4/5

I’d like to say it’s easy to choose a best book of the month this time round, but I really can’t decide between three of them.

While I can see why it might not be everybody’s cup of tea, I thought Last Ones Left Alive was thoroughly deserving of the advance praise it has been receiving. This was the best FICTION book I read this month.

Both How To Lose A Country and How Not To Be A Boy left me lost for words at various points. Fantastic reads, and ones which I hope everyone will pick up at some point.

Have you read any of the above? What did you think?




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