What I’m reading, January 2015

Another year, another book review post. Part of the reason I’ve been putting this off is because January has been a disappointing month for the books I’ve read. There were some good ones, but there were also a lot of disappointments. So instead of the traditional review post, I’m going to write six-word reviews and stop beating myself up about not doing this sooner.

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami: Should have been 200 pages shorter. (3/5)

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: Introversion != social anxiety or antisocial. (3/5)

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin: Mostly the blog, but still good. (4/5)

Wool by Hugh Howey: Just couldn’t get into this book. (3/5)

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo: Satisfying ending to a good trilogy. (4/5)

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson: Educational, entertaining, but very few women. (5/5)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke: Slightly disappointing ending but good read. (4/5)

Landline by Rainbow Rowell: Disappointing compared to her other books. (3/5)

Feed by Mira Grant: Fast plot and zombies. Good book. (4/5)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Didn’t stand up to the hype. (3/5)

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray: Alternate universes unlike my novel. Whew. (4/5)

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski: Intriguing plot, characters, and alternate universes. (4/5)

Crewel by Gennifer Albin: Good parts but book fell flat. (3/5)

Including the Baby-Sitters Club and Baby-Sitters Little Sister books I’ve read on my quest to finish the series, I read 21 books in January. So about that goal of sixty books…

Up next: I’m picking up three books at the library tomorrow. Which one will I read first? Who knows. All I know is that I’m sick tired of first person present. I’m a little less sick of first person considering the number of first person book I’ve read in a row. If one of these books has a third-person narrative, it’ll definitely get read sooner than later.

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