What I Read: January 2015

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Spoiler alert: for me, it wasn’t much. Because I am doing a Bible-in-90-days reading plan, my regular reading for January through March is slim. But it’s well worth it.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen – Quindlen is one of my favorite writers. She is so succinct and her characters are believable and interesting. I almost wanted this to be longer! At only 252 pages, it’s short and sweet, but the story is fleshed out well. Rebecca Winter is a wonderful protagonist.

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead – When Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy listed this as one of her favorites of 2014, I was intrigued by the description. I’ve always liked to watch movies and read books about dancers (Center Stage! Save the Last Dance!), so it piqued my interest. The language is beautiful, the story a little whimsical, and the whole things very 80s. I enjoyed it.

If the Shoe Fits: A Contemporary Fairytale by Sandra Bricker – Light Christian and Amish fiction is my escapism reading. Plus it’s easy to just read a few pages of when I am waiting for Libbie’s bus to come. If the Shoe Fits was not my favorite by Bricker, but it was OK. There’s definitely no doubt on what the end will be, but it was a fun read nonetheless.

I’ve been slowly reading through The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, a classic, all month. It’s good, it was just written in the 1860s and thus a little difficult for me – plus it’s 600 pages long. I’m sure I’ll finish it sometime this year! I also started Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, and I just love it. He is the most magnificent writer for being a doctor.

What have you finished lately, and did you like it?

 

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3 thoughts on “What I Read: January 2015

  1. I am listening to “The Woman in White” as an audiobook read by Ian Holm and it is greatness! I am really enjoying the story and I think it makes a great audiobook.

    • Oh man! I bet it does. For awhile I was trying to listen to more audiobooks and I have just gotten out of the habit. I hardly ever am alone in the car to listen, but I need to make a better attempt to do it while exercising or washing dishes or doing chores.

      • I got a ton more work done around the house (laundry, dishes, random projects) because I wanted an excuse to listen to my book!

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