Sunday, February 2, 2014

January 2014 Wrap Up post and Crime Fiction Pick of the Month

Last Sunday I vented about longer working hours. Our Union negotiated and the timings have been reverted back for some more time. The reason given out was vague to the least. I can say that it is not going to happen anytime soon. We are all happy.

This week we will celebrate our Annual Day in school. We are busy preparing for that. In the midst of all this, my reading is going great. I finished 19 books in Jan 2014. (18 novels+1 poetry book). Not bad, eh? My goal is to read 150+ book in 2014. Let's see if I get to that. 

Listing below what I finished reading, the best part being, I have reviewed 15 out of 19, I read:

19. The Personal History of Rachel DuPREE (Historical literary fiction)
18. Mangled Hearts by Felicia (Romance) (e-book)
17. It Takes a Murder by Anu Kumar (Dark romance)
16. The Hunger Angel by Herta Muller (Literary Fiction)
15. Tahoe Trap by Todd Borg (Crime Fiction)
12. Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz (Literary....Holocaust)
11. Dead Water by Ann Cleeves (Crime Fiction)
9. The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (Gothic Suspense)
8. Where's My Son? by John C. Dalglish (Novella) (e-book)
7. Clamor by Elyse Fenton (poetry)
5. Far To Go by Alison Pick (literary....Holocaust...Canada)
1. One Dead Cookie by Virginia Lowell  (cozy)

Crime Fiction Pick of the Month for January 2014

I am choosing Dead Water by Ann Cleeves as the Crime Fiction Pick of the Month. With a wonderful setting and a grieving detective, this novel has all the elements of holding our interest till the end. Do click on the title to read my review.

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14 comments:

Suzanne Yester said...

What an incredible reading month you had! With lots of wonderful titles. Enjoy your weekend & thanks for sharing.

Suzanne @ Chick with Books

Harvee said...

You are on a mighty roll! Best wishes for your goals!~
Harvee
Book Dilettante

Nise' said...

Excellent reading month for you! Glad you work day is going back to normal for awhile!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Very impressive! Hope you have the chance to read even more in February!

My Sunday/Monday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/02/sundays-weekly-book-recap-52.html

Peggy Farooqi said...

You are certainly a fast reader. I hope for you that work settles a bit for you, it can be so un-nerving.

Yvonne said...

You had a great month!

Hope February is a good one too!

Tressa S said...

That's an awesome amount of books to have finished and a great amount to have reviews up for too! Thanks for stopping by!

Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

Greg said...

Wow, 19 books! That's great. Hope February is a good month as well.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Impressive month! Hope you enjoy the new month. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I'm glad your union worked things out for you. You did great this month. I hope you have a great week and happy reading!

My anxious life said...

Lots of amazing books you have been reading!! I need to read some of these.

Rachel Bradford said...

Wow, that's a long list of books! Some of them are pretty heavy, too. Good job! :) My update is here: http://rachelreadingnthinking.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-update.html

Sophia Lin said...

19 books, wow! You must have been busy reading in January, lol

~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

stacybuckeye said...

Wow!! You had an impressive reading month! You are well on your way to your goal.
Glad that your union bought you some time :)