What Are You Reading This January?

My time for blogging and writing reviews has unfortunately been short lately due to the demands of life offline.  I’m still reading, however, and wanted to throw a quick post up showcasing what I’m reading and to also find out what books the rest of you are reading!  I’m currently in the process of finishing Jane Odiwe’s Searching for Captain Wentworth.  I’m also planning on starting Robert Goolrick’s Heading out to Wonderful and Philippa Gregory’s The Lady of the Rivers.  Now it’s your turn! Tell me what’s currently holding you in a trance in the comments section below!


46 thoughts on “What Are You Reading This January?

  1. Well, I am not in a trance, but for Christmas I got the newest Richard Castle novel Frozen Heat. I know he is not a real writer, but his ghost writer is a damn good one. I’m still also working my way through A History of the World in 100 Objects, I’m up to 38.

  2. Currently I am reading Incarnate by Jodi Meadows but just finished Heart of the Ocean by Heather B. Moore ( 3/5 stars) but so far Incarnate is super good. What you have a life outside of book reviews and blogging? LOL love the post as always and I love all books by P. Gregory so wonderful never a disappointment.

      • I really liked it, I liked how it wasn’t insta love at first they drew that out more, some called Ana weak and pathetic I thought she was who see needed to be at first she was abused for all those years and she needs to find herself, strength all that womanly stuff. Without spoiling anything for anyone who hasn’t read, I found the mystery behind everything wonderful, wanting to know more about why everything was the way it was and what happened. I am on too the sequel Asunder and not enough into it to know but I look forward to maybe things we haven’t been introduced too yet like Trolls and Giants. I say Incarnate is one of those books you kind of have to really like Dystopia Genre to read along with a little fantasy. Preazuma what didn’t you like about it?

  3. I’m addicted to classics (which is good, since I’m a Lit major 😉 ), so I’m on to The Grapes of Wrath. This after Huxley’s Brave New World. First Dystopia, then Depression. All kinda sad. But still awesome 🙂
    As of next week, I’ll be dedicating my time to British Modernism, for my Uni class. Fun stuff!

      • Hi Kimberly,
        Thanks so much for reply. Nope I haven’t read it yet and I keep trying to get it on my Kindle but it musnt be loaded as a e-book yet.
        Im so desperado to read “The Wedding ” though as I adore the emotional responses you get from his writing , many times Ive been sobbing , while my family roll their eyes at me!
        Ive also read “The Choice” too which is amazing! Think thatsthe only one that hasn’t been made into a film yet. Have you read any of his others?
        Victoria xx

          • Oh I have just downloaded a ” Walk to Remember” ill

            read that next , everyone raves on Dear John but I

            wanted a happy ending an there wasn’t one 😦 have

            you read *The Best Of Me” that’s really good and has

            a sweet ending ….

            I will start “A Walk To Remember” today . My sister

            cant into Nicholas Sparks as she things its too slow to

            start but Ive told her to just bear with it an it gets

            moving quite quickly …

            Ive read also “The Lucky One” but I haven’t watched

            that film.This is a nice one.

            Watched dear john, the notebook they were good but

            books are always better !!

            Ive also read another one and I cant think of the


            I will find out an let you know. Cant get the wedding on

            Kindle as it keeps giving me Danielle steele one 😦

            Apparently The Vow is a similar one by Krickett

            Carpenter funny name it sounds a bit like the Choice

            did you cry at this one ? I sobbed ridiculously and my

            husband called me a weirdo !!

  4. The Hangman’s Daughter, by Oliver Pötzsch. I’m not too far into it but it seems promising (and counts towards my historical fiction challenge!).

  5. I’m going through Grimm’s Fairy Tales, reading a couple each night. It’s really interesting to see the different styles of fairy tales that there are. It’s also fun to see how some of the stories are very similar, just with a different ending, or different characters. My version is grouped so that all the ones with “Tom Thumbling” or “The wolf” are together, so each day sort of has a theme.

  6. I’m reading a few books at once (good memory practice)! I’m reading A Storm of Swords (Game of Thrones series) by George R.R. Martin, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, and The Divine Comedy by Dante.

  7. Reblogged this on VIOLET AURA and commented:
    i can totally relate to that Kim,i haven’t been blogging a lot lately what’s with looking for a job and enrolling at the university and all that juggling between being a housewife and a mother as well. currently i have been reading the fallen series by Cynthia Eden and i haven’t gotten around to setting up my reading challenge for this year.you took the words right out of my mouth with your post!

  8. I’ve been MAKING time to read lately as it is something I have neglected for too long. This week I have read “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova (heart-rending), “Me and Emma” by Elizabeth Flock (shocking and surprising) and “Notwithstanding” by Louis De Bernieres (heart-warming and poignant). It’s nice to step away from the world and into another…

  9. Last night I finished reading the trilogy “Lord of the Rings ” 🙂 I really loved the story! Now I will give myself a short break from reading and I am going to start drawing more actively 🙂

  10. Recently, I read my first Louise Erdrich book, The Round House. I hated that she didn’t include quote marks. I also felt she included way too many teenage sexual thoughts for the main character. It was interesting to follow the plot and while learning more about the Obijwe people.
    I also read Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic. It was a fast read. The “stories” were brief and written in the 1st person plural “we.” I learned about a group of ladies I never knew existed, sad, but they were survivors.
    Now I’m reading, Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel. He sure could get away with Prologue, back story and author intrusion. It’s been a difficult read, but one I felt I needed to conquer.

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