Well, it's unlikely that I'll actually finish another book before the end of the month so I thought I'd get my 'Books read in January' post done a little early.
January tends to be one of my main hibernating months. Comfortably ensconced in a comfy chair, the fire lit, while the rain beats down and the wind whistles down the chimney is my idea of heaven. To the point that I often sigh a bit when the weather gets warmer as Spring approaches. Although the weather getting warmer as Spring approaches is not always a given of course - snow in March or April is not exactly unknown in the UK. There's an old weather proverb isn't there, 'As the days get longer, the cold gets stronger'.
Anyway, the books I've been reading in my comfy chair this month numbered six and these are they:
1. Kickback - Damien Boyd
2. Travelling Light - Alastair Sawday
3. Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry - Harry Kemelman
4. The Cure of Souls - Phil Rickman
5. The First Cadfael Omnibus - Ellis Peters
6. Without Expiration - William R. Hincy (to be reviewed)
Hmm, I've definitely majored on murder mysteries this month - four this month, six if you count the fact that the Cadfael omnibus had three books within its covers. Not that I'm addicted to dead bodies or anything...
Thus, my favourite book this month was this:
Huge fun rereading these first three books from this excellent historical crime series.
I'm currently reading five books but concentrating on these three:
And these are some of the books I want to choose from to read in February:
Under the Tuscan Sun will be for the European Reading challenge and Fair and Tender Ladies will be for 'Virginia' for my personal 50 States American challenge. I've neglected that a bit but want to resurrect it and crack on. I'll be doing an update on my progress very soon.