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January 2024

I’ve been reading so much, but I don’t always feel like writing a full review for everything. I was inspired by Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit posts, as well as Hannah at So Obsessed With‘s monthly Quick Lit posts, and decided to do something similar as a way to briefly discuss the books I read in a month but don’t write full reviews for.

Ah yes, the end of February and I’m just getting around to sharing my January Quick Lit. I think my 2024 reading is off to a good start. I set my Goodreads reading goal for the year at 125 books, and I read 9 books in January. For the most part, I enjoyed my January reads.

I haven’t reviewed any of my January reads here yet, so here are my thoughts on all of them!

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman (borrowed) – 4⭐

This is a delightful essay collection, and now I want to read more of her work!

Sweeten the Deal, Katie Shepard (library) – 3.5⭐

I enjoyed this romance more than I expected to! It was sweet, fun, and I cared about the characters.

The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware (purchased) – 3⭐

This was just okay. It wasn’t a standout for me and not my favourite Ruth Ware book.

Such Sharp Teeth, Rachel Harrison (purchased) – 3.5⭐

I loved Rachel Harrison’s debut, and am trying to read all of her novels published since then. This was good, and I really liked the main character Rory and her story.

The Woman in the Library, Sulari Gentill (library) – 4⭐

Despite feeling a bit repetitive at times, this book-within-a-book was fun, inventive, and absorbing. I definitely want to read more of Sulari Gentill’s books!

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (gifted) – 3.5⭐

A lovely friend sent me her copy of this, and I partially read the physical book and partially listened to the audiobook. The audio narration was really good, and I always like a story that incorporates two time periods like this one did.

The Cruelest Month, Louise Penny (library) – 3.5⭐

This is the third book in the Three Pines series, and probably my favourite so far. I wasn’t much interested in the murder and its resolution, but I like Gamache and his crew and really enjoyed seeing his past catch up with him and find out if there was someone on his team secretly working against him.

Garlic and the Vampire, Bree Paulsen (library) – 4⭐

This was a very sweet graphic novel with adorable illustrations!

Garlic and the Witch, Bree Paulsen (library) – 4⭐

Just as adorable as the first!

What have you been reading lately?

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