January In Books

Wednesday, February 03, 2016


One of my goals for 2016 is to read at least 26 books, which works out as one a fortnight. I've always loved reading, however over the past year I've not picked up as many books as I wanted to so I thought that setting myself a little challenge would help. I'm happy to report that so far it is working, and I have actually read a book each week. I plan to carry on at this pace for as long as possible, and who knows, I may hit my target after just six months! I thought it would be fun to share what I read each month, so here is my January in books:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
This is probably my all time favourite book, and I decided to re-read this as my first book of 2016. I loved the film as a child, and was something I used to rent from the library! It wasn't until a few years ago that I actually picked up the book, but now I like to read it every winter as it reminds me of Christmas. I love that the main character, Jo, is very independent and strong despite the norms of the time.

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde:
This has been sat on my bookshelf for years unread, and finally I decided to give it ago. I'm so glad I did because I really enjoyed it. It starts off quite light hearted, but gets deeper and darker as you get further into the story. I believe that this book caused a bit of a stir when it was released, and I can see why. If you haven't read this classic I would definitely recommend it.

The Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton:
I cheated a little with this one as it is actually a children's book. I used to love Enid Blyton books when I was younger, and one day I spotted this book in Poundland of all places and had to get it. I was totally suckered in by the cover, and although I plan to put it by to give to Zach when he is older I decided to read it myself first. Classic children's adventure book, fantastically written and reminds me of my childhood.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:
Wow. This book is so different to anything I have read before purely because of the unique style in which it is written. It is narrated by 'death', and follows the story of a young girl in Nazi Germany. Powerful, thought provoking and a definite must read!

What have you read in January?


  1. I loved the book theif and thought it wonderful that such a though provoking book was marketed to children.

  2. I adored The Book Thief, it is so powerful. Glad you managed to get some reading in this month! Good Luck with your goal xx

    1. I ended up crying on the bus as I read the last chapter! xx


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