January Reading Recap

Total Books: 23 | Adult: 3 | YA: 19 | Nonfiction: 1

Books from TBR: 12 | Books from Tours: 6 | Digital Galleys: 5

  1. Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft (YA, NetGalley, 1/2)
  2. This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas (YA, 1/2)
  3. Something Happened by Greg Logsted (YA, 1/3)
  4. Winter Longing by Tricia Mills (YA, 1/3)
  5. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult (Adult, Galley Grab, 1/5)
  6. Falling in Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen (YA, Around the World Tours, 1/6)
  7. Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings (YA, 1/7)
  8. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (YA, 1/8)
  9. Taking Off by Jenny Moss (YA, 1/8)
  10. The Princess of Las Pulgas by C. Lee McKenzie (YA, Teen Book Scene, 1/9)
  11. Take Me There by Carolee Dean (YA, 1/10)
  12. The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston (YA, NetGalley, 1/12)
  13. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan (Adult, 1/13)
  14. Trapped by Michael Northrop (YA, Teen Book Scene, 1/15)
  15. The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt (YA, 1/16)
  16. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (YA, 1/17)
  17. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison (YA, NetGalley, 1/19)
  18. Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt (YA, Teen Book Scene, 1/20)
  19. Columbine by Dave Cullen (Adult, 1/23)
  20. Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger (YA, 1/23)
  21. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (Adult, 1/27)
  22. Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz (YA, Galley Grab, 1/29)
  23. The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan (YA, 1/30)

I’ve started organizing my books in a spreadsheet for the first time, and I’m having a lot of fun seeing how books cluster up in a ridiculous number of categories. Hopefully this will help me with my year end lists, but I also thought it would be fun to share some of my categories throughout the year:

Favorite Covers:

  • Taking Off by Jenny Moss
  • The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
  • The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt

Favorite Writing:

  • Take Me There by Carolee Dean
  • The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
  • The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
  • Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Most Overlooked:

  • Taking Off by Jenny Moss
  • Take Me There by Carolee Dean

Conversational Narrators:

  • Trapped by Michael Northrop
  • The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
  • Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
  • Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Thought-provoking Tearjerkers:

  • Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
  • Take Me There by Carolee Dean
  • The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen
  • Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

Feel-good Fun:

  • Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Creepy and Suspenseful:

  • Trapped by Michael Northrop
  • The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan
  • This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas

Historical Elements:

  • Taking Off by Jenny Moss
  • Falling in Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen

Grief and Death:

  • Winter Longing by Tricia Mills
  • The Princess of Las Pulgas by C. Lee McKenzie
  • The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston
  • The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
  • Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Adios Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft
  • Taking Off by Jenny Moss
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen

Road Trips:

  • Taking Off by Jenny Moss
  • Take Me There by Carolee Dean
  • The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
  • The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
  • Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger

Sports:

  • Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
  • Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Foreign Setting:

  • Falling in Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen

Religion:

  • This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas
  • Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
  • Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger

Stalking/Kidnapping/Abduction/Inappropriate Relationships:

  • This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas
  • Something Happened by Greg Logsted
  • The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan
  • The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Illness and Disability:

  • Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings
  • Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
  • Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
  • The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt

Seasonal:

  • Trapped by Michael Northrop
  • Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

Diversity:

  • Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult (LGBTQ)
  • Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger (POC)

Tell me all about what you read this month! Has your reading year gotten off to a good start? What were some of your favorite books?

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2 Responses to "January Reading Recap"

  • Um, I really like this reading recap post. Please continue to do this because it is very informative and helpful.

    1 Amber said this (February 1, 2011 at 3:57 PM)


    • Thanks Amber! I don’t know if I’ll keep doing recaps just like this, but I definitely intend to do something along the same lines in the future, especially if others find it useful.

      2 Melanie said this (February 1, 2011 at 4:19 PM)


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