Well here we are, entering a new reading year. It seems only yesterday that I was saying the same about 2021!
We are still living through very tough times and books continue to be a form of self care and so I am continuing this series of posts for another year. To remind me how lucky I am to have books, bookish friends with me.
The first book I finished in 2021, was one I started as the year changed from 2021 to 2022. Circus Of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal is magical, moving and thought provoking. It was the perfect way to start the year.
Following this I delved into the latest installment of The Six Stories Series. Demon by Matt Wesolowski is chilling, yet you can’t stop reading.
Next came Late City by Robert Olen Butler, the story of one man’s regrets and experiences during a long life. Overall I loved this book, which was deeply moving and beautifully written, but I struggled with the religious element.
Next came a book that has sat on my to read pile for over a year, The Bookseller’s Tale by Martin Latham. I am a sucker for a book about books, booksellers or bookshops and so dived into this and loved it. It is an astounding book about the history of books, bookseller’s and about our favorite places to snuggle up and read.
Read as part of a blog tour The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs is beautifully told story of Eliza Acton English food writer and poet, who wrote the first cookbook aimed at the domestic reader. It tells of her quest for independence and her friendship with her kitchen servant Anne, who became not just a friend, but a collaborator in writing the cookbook. Deeply moving, I lost myself in its pages for hours at a time.
Finally was The Love That Dares by Rachel Smith and Barbara Vesey, a moving collection of letters that tell of the love and friendships of LGBTQ+ people throughout history.
Well that was January 2022, a great reading month. I am already reading two books that are set to become firm favorites and so February is I feel going to be fabulous.
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Is that the order in which you read them? Because if it is, I love that you split the month with the first half being fiction and the second non-fiction. I aspire to that type of balance!
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Hi. No, just the order I wrote the post in. Normally I add the books I have read on a Sunday morning, but I had some time away and had to do it all at the same time. xx