Thursday, February 1, 2018

My Month in Review: January

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I note the Macmillan books in this post with a star.

Books completed this month:
I was on an Antarctic cruise over the holidays so I was totally off-grid and couldn't update my December post, which is why I have a few December books here. Also, it was weird--like other cruises I've been on it did have a library but ALL of their books (in a dozen languages) were about the Antarctic, the Arctic, Greenland, and Iceland). Nothing else.

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta (actually December)*
Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline (audio) (actually December)*
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate (audio) (actually December)*
30 Before 30 by Marina Shifrin (actually December)*
My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley*
Cottons: The Secret of the Wind by Jim Pascoe*
South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby*
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (audio)
How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs*
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, narrated by Simon Prebble (audio)
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Wish Upon a Sleepover by Suzanne Selfors*
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead*
On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks (audio)
Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner*
The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal*

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology by Lisa Margonelli*
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal*

What I acquired this month (non-work books):
I had to wait an hour for a massage the other day and next door is a big used bookstore, so that's where I spent my time (and money!) Three of these four books were already on my TBR list and the fourth one has been on (and off). It's unusual to be able to actually find books you're looking for at a used bookstore. Usually at those stores, you just have to buy impulsively.
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

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