January, historically, is my most productive reading month of the year. Come the 1st of January I suddenly feel that spur to read and start the year with something meaningful. That said, I’m glad this month is over. There is something deeply depressing about January (and February, but I’ll save that moan for next month’s wrap up).
However, I’m feeling positive about 2015. I think it’s going to be a great year (well, I’m thinking happy thoughts at least).
I began re-reading Harry Potter at the end of last year, and it’s just as amazing as the first time around. It’s been a wonderful feeling revisiting the first books that helped me adore reading.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
- Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
- The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
- 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
- Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale by David Duchovny
- The White Album by Joan Didion
- The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth
- The Receptionist by Janet Groth
- Harraga by Boualem Sansal
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
In other news:
London dwellers, Daunt Books Festival tickets are now available. It’s running 19th and 20th of March. I’ve got myself a weekend pass, I’m very excited. If you end up going let me know, be lovely to meet some fellow bloggers.