You can follow along on my 2016 Goodreads Challenge here. I read 20 of the 100 books I decided I would read in 2016. (In this blog post I discussed why I lowered my goal from last year’s 200 to 100 for 2016). I am also a big believer in my Kobo Aura, and love how the Toronto Public Library has so many e-books available to borrow.
Last year I went kinda crazy in the aftermath of graduating with an English Literature degree, and wanted to read only “fun” things, not things where I would have to think. For me, that meant mostly cozy murder mysteries. Obviously, from this list, you can tell that I haven’t given that up. However, I am working on more “Serious” novels now, in preparation for my applications to grad school. As I said in my 2016 Goals post, I want to read all the CBC Canada Reads books. Of course, there’s a long, long waiting list for each of them at the library.
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Into the Void – Tim Lebbon
After watching the newest Star Wars, and being confused about how they changed the storyline from what I knew about the books, I decided I would start reading all the stories, chronologically. This book takes place thousands and thousands of years before Luke and Leia, and features a badass heroine.
Floral Depravity – Beverly Allen
This book is in a series about a floral shop run by two young women, and it murder happens at a Medieval Fair wedding! Yup. Very specific.
Buffalo West Wing – Julie Hyzy
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
I was expecting to love this book, since I am an English Literature Graduate, but maybe I read it too quickly. I disliked most of the characters, and some of the philosophy was lost on me. Oops.
Dead as a Doornail – Charlaine Harris
The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things – Anna Holmes, Kate Harding, and Amanda Hess
The Wealthy Barber Returns – David Chilton
Murder at Longbourn – Tracey Kiely
One Book in the Grave – Kate Carlisle
2,100 Asanas – Daniel Lacerda
This book is an amazing encyclopedia for yoga asanas if you’re more advanced in your practice!
Definitely Dead – Charlaine Harris
I didn’t like Sookie at the start of the series, but now she’s standing up for herself, and doing awesome things. It’s really gone uphill!
What did you read in January? Any recommendations for me?