January was a good reading month for me. I was super satisfied with the variety of stories I read last month - they all kept me interested and hungry for more.
One of my reading goals for 2018 is to read one non-fiction book per month and I started the year off by reading The Year Of Less. It was a quick, interesting read that was so much more than just a story of stopping shopping.
WHAT I READ IN JANUARY 2018
- The Heart's Invisible Furies (BOTM) // I super, super loved this book. Just go read it. Now.
- The Woman In The Window (BOTM) // Perfect suspense book. Great beach read.
- Everyone Brave Is Forgiven // It’s been quite awhile since I underlined passages in a non-fiction book but I did a few times in this one because the language and imagery used was just so beautiful. It’s a story that will stick with me.
- The Year Of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store // Super quick read on a topic I’m interested in - how less can mean more. This book is more memoir than how-to and I was interested in her story and all the ways in which she cake to having and wanting less. Glad I read it. It’s so much more than just a story of not shopping for a year.
- Turtles All The Way Down (BOTM) // This one was a like but not love for me. I did really like some of the writing, especially towards the end, that related to the forward movement of life with mental illness. I think these kinds of stories are important and the pieces where he was writing about her self-talk/voices really resonated with me personally.
It's also time to select new books from Book Of The Month Club.
As part of their Ambassador Program I get to order from their monthly selections a bit early in order to share with you and celebrate their new releases each month.
This month I picked two books (my goal is to read whatever books I receive from BOTM in the month I receive them):
READING/PLANNING TO READ IN FEBRUARY 2018
I finished Bel Canto late last night (review here on Goodreads) and am excited to most likely start The Great Alone next. For non-fiction this month I think I'll be reading Advice Not Given: A Guide To Getting Over Yourself (read about that in the paper last weekend) but I might pick another from the list I shared here last month.