it’s so nice
on the sliding ice
to sip hot chicken soup with rice.
– Maurice Sendak, In January
We’ve made it through January and book-wise we’re off to an auspicious start!
How was your reading month? Did you have any 5 Star reads? I read 1️⃣7️⃣ Books and had 2️⃣ DNFs which was disappointing. but it’s okay because not every book is for everyone, right?!
I posted 1️⃣1️⃣ Book Reviews (Links go to my reviews.)
Watching You | Educated | An Anonymous Girl | I’ll Be There For You | True Places | The Dreamers | The Songbird | Mourning Dove | Maid | The Wartime Sisters | The Suspect | The Lost Girls of Paris | What Doesn’t Kill Her
1️⃣4️⃣ Fiction 3️⃣ Nonfiction
TOTAL 🆕 POSTS 3️⃣5️⃣
January was a good month for reading! I had THREE five star reads and I don’t think I can pick a favorite…
I caught up with 7️⃣ Netgalley books and ten of my own books so that’s a win! #readwhatyouown
Can you believe it? I was lucky to receive 2️⃣2️⃣ physical ARCs, gifts and purchases. Thank you authors, publishers and friends!
In other news, I’m using the Bookly app (+goodreads) to keep track of my reading this year. (I’m a sucker for a cool infographic.) You can see how many pages you’ve read, your reading speed and lots more. I see I managed to carve out 63 hours of reading last month… Highly recommend!
📖A to Z Challenge: 11/26
📖New Release Challenge: 10
📖Backlist Reads: 1
📖2019 Discussion Challenge: 3 posts
📖Nonfiction Book Bingo: 3
📖Popsugar Challenge: 5/41
I’m currently at 70% on netgalley. My goal is 80% at least.
Southern California Events 🎉
There are lots of new events posted. Check out the updated Events Page and look for February events with:
🎉Chloe Benjamin & Nicole Richie
🎉Dani Shapiro & Jamie Lee Curtis
🎉Jill Santopolo & Taylor Jenkins Reid!
… plus Angie Thomas, Gloria Steinem, Kate Quinn and more! Check out the events page to get in on the fun.
I can’t believe how many amazing books are coming out this month. Look for reviews of The Curiosities, More Than Words, The Girls at 17 Swann Street, The Moon Sisters, The Huntress and many more!
Some of the books I’m reading in February are The Last Romantics, Forget You Know Me, The Age of Light and The Secret of Clouds.
Our Amazon Storefront (Current earnings – $1.48) now features an entire page dedicated to Southern California Authors. Come over and take a peek!
And that’s it! Thanks for checking out my month. What are you excited about in February? Tell me in the comments!