The first month of 2019 is behind us already. Incredible, I'm clueless as where time goes these days. Regardless, January was quite a good reading month for me, seven books read and these are they:
1. The Christmas Secret - Anne Perry
2. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late - Harry Kemelman
3. The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny
4. Around the World in 80 Days - Michael Palin (To be reviewed)
5. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
6. Fire in the Thatch - E.C.R. Lorac
7. A Talent to Annoy - Nancy Mitford
I'm quite pleased with my reading month. Seven excellent books, two non-fictions, some really superb crime writing, I mean really superb. Too difficult to choose a favourite as The Beautiful Mystery, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late and Fire in the Thatch were all so good.
I would recommend these three books to any lover of crime fiction, although The Beautiful Mystery would not be a good place to start the Armande Gamache series.
In my post at the beginning of January I did a little collage of six books I was hoping to read that month. I'm delighted to report that I actually read five of those six books. Clearly, doing that worked quite nicely for me. So nicely, I think I'll do it again. Here're a few I hope to get to, but there are others, so I won't be stressing on what gets read and what doesn't. I shall go with the flow...
I'm likely to start with The Bedlam Stacks but only because its a library book due back on the 11th. Feb. and someone else wants it so I can't renew. The cheek of it...
Happy reading and this is what my town in Devon, UK, looks like this morning, the 1st. of February: