What I’ve Been Reading ~ January 2019

I always tend to start off a new year of reading with reading a lot in January. This year, though, I finished fewer books than I did in January of last year. As I already shared in a previous post, I’ve been approaching some books with the mindset of a slower reading pace and that is definitely reflected in the books I finished in January. I am actually reading quite a few books all at the same time. However, of the books I started in January, I’ve only finished six *in* January.

Books I Started *and* Finished in January

the fellowship of the rings

Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

I am really enjoying this series! My husband and I just finished watching the movie for this one and we’re now ready to start reading The Two Towers. I don’t plan to write much about the books until I finish the whole series.


Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

This one definitely ranks as one of my favorites in the Narnia series. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is my other favorite so far.


the daughter of time

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

I shared my thoughts on this book HERE.


The Wide Window

A Series of Unfortunate Events:  The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

I’m working through this series little by little on my own. I wanted to read the series (1) to pre-read them to see if my daughter might like them and (2) because I watched the first episode or so of the new Netflix series and decided I wanted to read the books before continuing to watch the series.


                                                                         Black Beauty     The Black Stallion

My daughter is all about horses right now and asked me to pre-read some horse books for her. So far, I read and finished Black Beauty by Anna Sewell and The Black Stallion by Walter Farley.


What books did you read in January?



4 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Reading ~ January 2019

  1. There are some great books on this list! I read ‘The Moonstone’ by Wilkie Collins (who I learned was best friends with Charles Dickens!). This book is considered to be the first modern mystery novel. It was a long, but very fascinating read.


    • I’ll have to look up The Moonstone. My mom and oldest daughter both read The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins and they both said it was excellent.


  2. These look like some great titles. I loved horse books as a child as well. Does she like the Marguerite Henry books? Those were some of my favorites 🙂


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