Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What I Read: January

Since I'm trying to make my blog more bookish this year, I thought I would start doing wrap-ups of the books I read each month. If you follow me on Goodreads, you've probably already seen some of these. :) I'll try to keep these posts brief, but each title will be linked to my review on Goodreads in case you want to read more of my thoughts.

January was a good reading month for me! It was a nice way to start of the new year. :) I read 11 books, with no rereads, so they were all new to me. And there wasn't a single one that I didn't enjoy! It's very unusual for me to read this many books in a month, but I flew through a five-book children's series that bumped my number up quite a bit.

The Headmistress of Rosemere, by Sarah E. Ladd. I loved this one! I really related to the main character and though I liked the first book in the series, I enjoyed the sequel even more. I posted a review of this one here.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, by Roald Dahl. Just a super short, charming story.

The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. This book had been sitting unread on my shelf for about ten years. It was pretty good!

A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd. I really, really loved this book. I think you probably got that from my review. :) Seriously...just read this book. As soon as possible!

The Secret Series, by Pseudonymous Bosch. A pretty good series (with hilarious titles). My least favorite was the second book, and my favorites were the third and fourth ones. Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Princess Ever After, by Rachel Hauck. A lovely modern day princess story! Again, I think I enjoyed this one even more than the first in the series. I also reviewed this one on the blog.

Everything on a Waffle, by Polly Horvath. This was such an unusual little book. I didn't know if I would like it at first, but it was strangely endearing and funny, and I found myself really enjoying it!

Yes, I realize that only two of these books are actual "grown up" novels...the rest are children's books or middle grade. And I'm okay with that. :)


  1. I'm glad to know that I am not the only adult who reads children's books for fun! I often feel embarrassed checking them out at the library, but children's can be just as good or better than adult books.

    1. I feel the same way! I usually wonder if the librarians think I'm checking out the books for myself or for younger siblings or something. :) But I agree- there's something special about children's books!

  2. Hey! I just found your blog - it's so lovely! From reading your "about me" page, it sounds like we like a lot of the same things.

    These books all look so fun! I've been wanting to read the books by Pseudonymous Bosch for a while. They sound really witty and unique.

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts! :)

    1. It seems that we found each other blogs around the same time! :) I look forward to reading more of your posts, too...your pictures of Edinburgh are beautiful!

      The Secret Series wasn't quite as amazing as I had hoped, but it was still good and worth reading. :)


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