February 3rd, 2015

winter muse

Books Read January 2015 (Books 1-12)

The number of books I have read this month has fallen sharply. This is mainly due to my new exercise regime, which is claiming chunks of my time.. Below is a summary of my January reading with links to longer reviews in my journal.

Book 1: Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes, 2011. 611 pages. Psychological thriller dealing with domestic violence and OCD.
Book 2: Pig Island by Mo Hayder, 2006. 484 pages. Thriller involving creepy goings=on on remote Scottish island. Reviews of Books 1 and 2.
Book 3: Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant #2) by Ben Aaronovitch, 2011.375 pages. Unabridged Audiobook (10 hrs) Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Superb urban fantasy. Review here.
Book 4: The Art Whisperer (Alix London #3) by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins, 2014. 260 pages. Art-based mystery.
Book 5: Shopaholic on Honeymoon (Shopaholic #3.5) by Sophie Kinsella, 2014. 53 pages. Short tale from Becky's past. Reviews of Books 4 and 5.
Book 6: A Poisoned Season (Lady Emily #2) by Tasha Alexander, 2007.354 pages. Victorian mystery and comedy of manners. Review here.
Book 7: The Wine of Angels (Merrily Watkins #1) by Phil Rickman, 1998. 589 pages. First in series of supernatural mysteries featuring CoE vicar Merrily Watkins. Review here.
Book 8: Lockwood and Co: The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood and Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud, 2013. First in YA urban fantasy about psychic investigators in alternative Britain suffering a ghost epidemic. Review here.
Book 9: Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King. 2013.<486 pages. Whatever happened to Danny Torrance? Answers here. Review here.
Book 10: The Westminster Poisoner (Thomas Chaloner #4) by Susanna Gregory, 2009. 478 pages. More murder and mayhem in Restoration London, Review here.
Book 11: Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man (Moggy Trilogy #1)Book 12: Talk to the Tail: Adventures in Cat Ownership and Beyond (Moggy Trilogy #2) by Tom Cox, 2011.256 pages. Unabridged Audiobook (7 hrs, 21 mins) Read by Mark Meadows. Delightful feline-themed memoirs. Reviews of Books 11 and 12.