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