I have been away from the book blogging community for a while. These temporary absences might happen more often now that I am in my final year of graduate school and trying really hard to get everything organised so that I will be able to graduate this year. This means that during the last 10 days or so, I haven’t checked any blogs and that I will once again hit the “mark all read” button in my Google Reader.
Anyway, here is what I read in January. I will review most of these books in the upcoming week. Oh, and Amy was kind enough to email me her spreadsheet, so I now have statistics to show you as well. Even if I am not as precise as Amy is.
I read 8 books during January (9, if you count A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Which I did not count because it is published together with A Vindication of the Rights of Men and some of Wollstonecraft’s thoughts on the French Revolution. I am kind of sorry that I do not get to count the book, but it feels like cheating if I do). The books made up a total of 2040 pages. Other fun facts? All books were written by women, a lot of them were about issues tied to feminism. I read my first GLBT book.
The books I read:
- The Memoirs of Emma Courtney – Mary Hays
- The Last Letter From Your Lover – Jojo Moyes
- The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
- Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
- Anna of Byzantium – Tracy Barrett
- So Long A Letter – Mariama Bâ
- Reading Women: how the great books of feminism changed my life – Stephanie Staal
- Luna – Julie Anne Peters
I have no goals for February, except keeping up with the reading (and all the reviews this time) for A Year of Feminist Classics. And hopefully catching up on all those reviews I still have to write.
Um, and maybe buy a little less. Except that I already failed miserably. I came across a book sale yesterday. The books were so cheap that I bought 24. And tonight, the annual 3-day book sale of the biggest book shop in Groningen starts. Ah, guess I have to procrastinate on restricting my book buying until March.