Wow, I started off 2019 at a sprint. 23 books read in January, though lots of audio and poetry. My goal was to read 5 books of poetry in 2019 and I basically doubled that in January alone because of my commitment to just freaking doing it. I also read some books I’d been REALLY looking forward to, like Bad Blood and Two Can Keep a Secret and made progress on my reading for class.
Total Books Read: 23
- Monday’s Not Coming
- Bad Blood
- The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One
- Atomic Marriage
- One Thing-Then Another
- The Spies That Bind
- When I Walk Through That Door, I Am
- Life on Mars
- The 57 Bus
- I Am Malala
- The First Conspiracy
- The Princess Saves Herself in This One
- Two Can Keep a Secret
- Thanks Obama
- If My Body Could Speak
- Sunshine, Sadness, and Other Floridian Effects
- The Friendship War
- Another Last Day
- Women in Sports
- Immediate Song
- The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
- Hamilton The Revolution
Audiobooks Consumed: 8 and a half?
I’ve started doing this thing where I’ll read some of a book, listen to some of it on audio, read some on my Kindle, etc. It’s kind of confusing. I read about half of I am Malala and listened to the other half.
Poetry Read: 10
Sooo much poetry. Some better than others. I love Lovelace.
Favorite Read: Bad Blood
I literally cannot stop raving about this book. The story of Theranos is crazy but this book is extremely well-written and also has great narration.
Least Favorite Read: First Conspiracy
I didn’t hate the book, but it wasn’t what I thought. It probably could have been half as long and still succeeded. The narration also didn’t hook me.
Books for Class: 5
I read Monday’s Not Coming (realistic fiction), The 57 Bus (non-fiction), Swing (book in verse), Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (horror) and I am Malala (memoir)
What did you read in January?
Here are my goals for February
- Read 5 books of poetry
- Get to 40 books read for the year
- Read 3 books for FFL (I get paid to review…woo!)
- Finish reading for my YA lit class (4 more books)