When I last shared here about books and reading, I wasn’t feeling very optimistic. Now nearly a full month into the new year, things are definitely looking up. For starters, I finished ten more books and all were better than those first two:
|2018 books shelved here|
In fact, Sing, Unburied, Sing was amazing (my first – and only, so far – 5-star rating); I read this on my kindle and flew through the last half (one thing I do love about reading vs. listening is that it’s certainly faster).
Then I discovered a new-to-me series where Sherlock Holmes is a woman named Charlotte Holmes. Some reviews give away a few more of the delightful character twists that aren’t revealed until late in the first book; suffice it say I gasped in pleasant surprise more than once. I binged through the first one, A Study in Scarlett Women (audio from Overdrive) and promptly purchased the second (A Conspiracy in Belgravia). Completely worth it! and my only book purchase so far this year.
The only goal I set for 2018 reading was to buy fewer books. I’ve made a solid start:
I’m also tracking book format:
I expect those percentages to even out some, but with all the knitting and treadmill time … maybe not😉
I downloaded The Immortalists on audio this morning and expect that to be my first February finish. It’s early still, but it looks like February is off to a great reading start!
How has your 2018 reading been so far? any surprises?