January Reads!

I told you about my super special awesome bookclub on Facebook (The Book Democracy Book Club) where we are given a bingo card and random reading prompts. You read the book and a mod gives it a look over before checking off your box. It gives me something to look forward to every month, and helps me prioritize my massive TBR (To Be Read) pile.

One book gets to pull double duty and count for its prompt AND the free space.

January’s reads were:

One by One by Ruth Ware (Meant to read in 2020 AND Free Space)

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu (Silhouette/shadow on cover)

The Nesting by CJ Cooke (300+ pages)

Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (Library book)

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Published in the previous decade)

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren (Author’s name starts with L)

Educated by Tara Westover (Best of last decade list)

Doll Bones by Holly Black (Middle grade)


This month I inadvertently picked two Nordic books, and that was pretty cool. My favorite reads were The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (charming but not for children, contrary to popular belief) and Educated by Tara Westover. I hear that Westover’s mother wrote her own book in response titled Educating, and that’s intriguing to me. As always, I reviewed each book on Goodreads.

What are you reading? Anything you’d recommend?

2 Comments on “January Reads!”

  1. I will have to check those out. Doll Bones by Holly Black is interesting. I read it with my kids. They picked up the creep factor, but it didn’t keep them awake. Anything by Ruth Ware is good. Happy reading!

  2. This was my first book by Ruth Ware and I liked it! Did you see her classy response to somebody that tagged her in a negative review on Twitter? She acted with grace when somebody else acted poorly.

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