1. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
2. The Lie by Helen Dunmore
3. It's In the Box by Jack D'Aragon
4. The Assassin's Mark by David Ebsworth
5. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
6. How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis
7. Wake by Anna Hope
8. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
That's 7 fiction and 1 non-fiction (starting as I mean to go on), including 2 reads for Leah's Jazz Age in January and 1 Classics Club read. Pretty stunning numbers I'm thinking.
January saw two brilliant blog tours, Bout of Books, a bumper crop of WW1 fiction, and a Jazz Age obsession rekindled. January also saw rather too much alcohol, even more food, lots of writing, a couple of theatre trips, and hours spent in museums. It was a brilliant (and cultured) month.
The one thing that made me a seriously proud mamma in January was the launch of my books page over at Centenary News. I mentioned a while ago that I'd taken on a new voluntary project with a World War One focus. Well, after a few months of planning, developing, writing and re-writing, the page launched in the last week of the month. You can find my reviews of The Lie and Wake over here: Centenary News Books Zone. I'm so happy with how it turned out and happier still that the team let me poke my overly enthusiastic nose in. I'd love to know what you think!
As far as February goes, I'm looking forward to maintaining this level of reading. I'm hoping to crack on with my TBR challenge list (now they've all been transported to London by my parents), and tick another book off my Classics Club list. I'd like to get started with the Russian Literature challenge but I think that may wait until March. For now, I'm finishing off Careless People and Books by Charlie Hill (completely odd but definitely enjoyable).
|Rainbow on a Friday morning|
How was your January? Is there anything you're particularly excited about for February?