January 31, 2021
January 2021 Reading Wrap Up
How was your January reading?
January was an eleven book reading month: I had zero five-star reads, seven four-star reads, three three-star reads, and one two-star read. I also had one DNF. Find all my January reads listed below in order of Star Rating. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me. One-star reads are usually shelved as DNF.
My favorite read of the month is the Great Escape From Woodslands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell (contemporary fiction) closely followed by The Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck (WW11 histfic).
Did we read any of the same books?
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4.5 Stars. (ARC). Heartfelt contemporary fiction. Quirky, mature characters.
Review of The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home here.
4.5 Stars. (ARC) Histfic WW11. Pub Date: 2/9/2021. Review of Invisible Woman here.
4.5 Stars Contemporary YA fiction. A gentler The Hate U Give with similar themes. Review coming soon.
4.5-5 Stars. Middle-Grade histfic (Vietnamese refugees). This is a reread and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. My brief review of Inside Out & Back Again can be found in this post.
4 Stars. (NF) Memoir. Candid reflections on his life by beloved game show host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek. Review of The Answer Is… here.
4 Stars. Heartfelt contemporary women’s fiction. My review of Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies here.
4 Stars. (ARC) Enjoyable and fun rom-com. (some steam). Pub Date: 5/25/2021. Not yet reviewed.
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
3.5 Stars. Engaging romcom. (moderate steam). Review of In A Holidaze here.
3.5 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary women’s fiction. A loose retelling of Sense and Sensibility. Pub Date: 2/9/2021. My review of Ladies of the House here.
3 Stars. Contemporary women’s fiction. Thriller. A loose retelling of Jane Eyre. My review of The Wife Upstairs.
2.5 Stars. (ARC) Reflections of a chicken owner. Pub Date: 3/9/2021. Review coming soon.
Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (personal preference)
What was your favorite January read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?
January Blog Posts:
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~Denise J Hughes
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