Monday, January 4, 2016

January Reading List

So, I may not have reached my reading goal for 2015, and December was so crazy, I just focused on finishing books I had started and didn't even pick a reading list, but 2016 is a fresh year.  I'm going to shoot for the same thing I tried for last year- 48 books, which comes out to four a month.  Here's my January reading list.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik- I received this book in my Books 'n Blogger swap partner, Olive from abookolive.  She's great and she loved it (it was ranked #4 of her Top 10 Favorites of 2015).  This also made Page a Vu's Top 10 Reads of 2015 list, and Beth of Printcess reviewed it and loved it as well!

The Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi by Donald Spoto- I want to read more biographies and historical books this year.  St. Francis of Assisi is one of those people who I know very little about, but am intrigued by what I do know- he grew up rich, was known for being a party animal, gave it all up for his faith, and is the patron saint of animals.

A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett- I didn't read many classics last year, and that's another area I want to improve on.  After reading Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden in which Hodgson Burnett is a minor character, my curiosity was piqued and I thought I should really read her books even if I already know the gist of the story.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey- A perfect winter book.  I bought this one for Jolene of With a Little Help From My Friends when we were Books 'n Bloggers swap partners years ago, and I thought it looked interesting.  When I found it at the library book sale for .50, I had to get it.


  1. I just got Uprooted on Audible....will be my walk to work book this month

  2. I only recently came across "Uprooted" reading all the end-of-the-year lists, but it sounds right up my alley and I'm hoping to read it in the next month or two. I like the cover of "The Snow Child"! I love reading books that correspond with the seasons. I want to read "Burial Rites" by Hannah Kent soon. It's been on my to-read forever and, set in Iceland, it sounds like a perfect atmospheric read for winter.