Be omnivorous, don't just read one kind of book, read everything. - Richard Wagamese

Sunday, February 2, 2014

January Reads

January ended with me reading a total of 5 books. I read a mix of Young Adult and Adult Literature, and enjoyed them all. I'll be reviewing them shortly. Caleb doesn't always like to nap during the day, so reading hasn't been as plentiful as I had expected. You know what else I never expected? How much laundry one little baby can go through... Seriously, his hamper is always full! He'll be 2 months old tomorrow, and growing so fast!

Books Read

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor 5/5 Stars
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 4/5 Stars
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 4/5 Stars
The Evolution of Mara Dyer 3/5 Stars
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robinson 5/5 Stars

My favorite book read this month was Maybe One Day. This one releases in March, and will sure to have rave reviews. It certainly pulled at my heart strings. Zoe and Olivia are best friends, who were always inseparable. Olivia is suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia, and both of their worlds are rocked. Zoe tries to be positive, and refuses to think the worst while Olivia has her mother hovering over her.

The Evolution of Mara wasn't as enjoyable as the first book. I found this one too long, but I will read the final book. This book left me with too many questions.

I'm currently reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg's. I went into this one with no expectations and I'm really impressed with how much I'm enjoying it. When the book was first released, I remember seeing the cover on many blogs but I never paid much attention to it, with the sequel being released, I wanted to see what this one was about.

I'm hoping to get more reading time in February, but as long as I'm reading, i'll be happy. I have a wide variety of books I want to get to, but I usually pick my next read depending on my mood. I won't tell you how long it took me to write the post, Caleb is finally napping but for how long...I'm not sure.

Happy February Reading!


  1. I've discovered the joy that is the Boppy for naps during the day. My guy doesn't like to nap in his crib, so I usually strap him on me and do things until he goes to sleep, then take off the carrier and ease myself onto the couch to read with him on me. This weekend I've been cozying him in the Boppy with a blanket next to me on the couch and it's worked great! Surprisingly we don't go through *that* much laundry, but I have lots of duplicates of things so we usually last 2-3 days before doing a load of baby things. I think he goes through more clothes when hubs changes him ... ha ha. I guess mommy does the diapering better. :)

    I so need to read the Sue Monk Kidd book! I loved The Secret Life of Bees and the premise for this one really intrigues me. I'm glad that you're reading Miss Peregrine, too! I read the sequel this month and am enjoying the series (even though I don't think the first book *needed* to be made into a series). I hope you can get more reading in in February!

    I can't believe two months has flown by already!

  2. Out of your list for the month I've read two: The Invention of Wings and Burial Rites. I LOVED Burial Rites. It was one of my very favorites in 2013. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed in Wings. I think I let the hype get to me :(

    I hope you have a fantastic month of reading in February!

  3. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but do have Burial Rites and Somewhere in France on my shelves, so I'm very glad to see you liked them. I've also got Miss Peregrine's book on my TBR pile so I hope you continue to enjoy it.

  4. I loved Somewhere in France, too!