Saturday 28 January 2012

January Summary & February Reading Plans!

HOW is it February already? I swear the older I get, the faster time goes, it's mad. Anyway! January, my first month of making proper reading plans, and I did well. Really well, in fact. I planned to read eight books and the first part of Les Miserables, and I read seven books and almost the first part of Les Miserables. The only book I didn't read that I planned to was 1Q84 Books 1 & 2, and that was because after reading Norwegian Wood I was pretty much all Murakami'd out (yes, that's a valid word). 

Sooooooo onto February reading plans! Obviously I need to read the next part of Les Miserables. Aside from that I have no reading commitments at all, which is nice. I'd like to read at least one other classic as well as my monthly graphic novel. Here are the books I plan to read. As with last month I will link up reviews as the month progresses!

  • The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  • One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
  • Dear Fatty - Dawn French
  • The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S Lewis (any or all of)
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • A Wedding in December - Anita Shreve
  • Bleeding Kansas - Sara Paretsky
  • Kick Ass - Mark Millar
Also the rest of Aunt Jo's Scrapbag Vol 1 by Louisa May Alcott which I am reading (because it is short stories and I can just about cope with short stories) on my laptop... I've read the first two stories and so far it's just like tiny snippets of things which could just as well have come out of LIttle Women. Needless to say I love it! 


  1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a wonderful tale of self-discovery and standing up for oneself. It is one of my favourite books.

    I am reading One Good Turn for school, so we'll be commenting on it more or less at the same time. Yay!

  2. Macbeth is excellent. My second-favorite Shakespeare to date. (Behind Hamlet.) :-)

  3. Macbeth is my absolute favourite Shakespeare play. I hope you like that one as much as I did! I might have to try this TBR thing. I doubt myself but maybe...