Sunday, February 1, 2009

TSS January in Review

Salon Sunday may be found here.

Books Reviewed:

Also read:

16.The Elegance of the Hedgehog**** by Muriel Barbery
17.Jenford: A Short History of Upland***+ by Henrik E. Sadi
18.The Awakening and Other Stories***+ by Kate Chopin
19.What Happened to Anna K.**** by Irina Reyn
20.No Such Creature**** by Giles Blunt
21.To Siberia**** by Per Petterson
22.Kitchen**** by Banana Yoshimoto

The best

Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek

Reviews to come:

The Book Thief***** by Markus Zusak
The Disappearing Act of Esme Lennox****+ by Maggie O'Farrell
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
The Lost City of Z by David Grann- giveaway compliments of Double Day
Now You See Him****+ by Eli Gottlieb- giveaway compliments of Harper Collins
Tightrope by Michael Karpin- nonfiction Jewish family history

Eighteen books read this month, I'm happy. What was interesting about your month?


  1. Sandra, again I have to say this.. I'm truly impressed by the amount of reading you have done! 18 books in a month.. wow! I'm looking forward to reading Through Black Spruce.. :)

  2. You had a great month! I already have several of those on my wish list. :)

  3. I am really curious about Per Petterson's To Siberia and was glad to see you rated it highly.

    It looks like you had a great reading month, Sandra!

  4. I read 15.5, you read 18! I am impressed!

  5. Wow - that's a book every day and a half. I didn't notice a dud in the bunch.

  6. Wow you have been very busy. LOL I only managed 5 books last month.

  7. Good Grief Sandra!
    18 books in one month - that's like a book every 2 days...gulp!

    Yoshimoto's Kitchen is on my 'must read' list as well so I'm hoping you're going to post your thoughts on that one pressure or anything :o)

    Anyway, have a great February!

  8. You had a great reading month! I hope I can read at least nine this month.

  9. I loved The Book Thief! One of my favorites and an amazing book. Sounds like you had a great reading month in January!

  10. Sounds like you had a great reading month!

    Quantity-wise, I had my worst reading month in many, many years, but I did read some excellent stuff.

  11. Wow - 18 books!! I'll watch for your review of A Mercy Sandra - I really enjoyed it.

  12. I see you gave 5 stars to two of my favorite reads from last year: Tomato Girl and We Need to Talk About Kevin. :)

  13. thanks for the comment on my wrap up. I have to say, I think you did rather well yourself - an eighteen book month is very impressive!

  14. I read some great books in Jan. but nowhere near 18 or them. I was aiming for 8 but only finished 6. I just posted a review of my favorite for the month, The Secret Scriptures, which was awesome. And so far Feb. is looking good too as I started Hotel on the Corners of Bitter and Sweet last night.

  15. 18 books in one month...oh my, I wish I could manage that. It really sucks being the slowest reader on the planet. ;) I'm so eager to read so many of those ones on your list--The Tomato Girl, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Kitchen...

  16. so many books in one month?? you put me to shame!:) you've had a fantastic reading month.. I am bookmarking a few reviews.. want to read the books soon!:)

  17. Another speed demon reader! Are you by any chance related to Dar? :)

  18. What an accomplishment. Congratulations.

  19. I just got Tomato Girl last week and can't wait to read it.



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