I wish January was not over yet (who would have though I would ever say that?) but alas it is. Therefore, Long-Awaited Reads Month has also ended. I hope you enjoyed delving into some long-awaited books with us, I know I certainly did!
Ana has the final linky list of posts for this month. Please let us know if you have not been included in either my earlier list or hers and we will remedy it.
As for the giveaway of a book you’ve always wanted to read but don’t own yet that is up to $15/€11/£10 on Book Depository, we have decided to give you another month to leave links or comments on our posts (for Iris on Books: preferably this one or the one posted at the beginning of January) with your links to reviews, and/or if you have not written a review with a comment telling us about which book you have read to participate. Ana and I will then select two winners and will contact them (so make sure we can find your email address when you comment).
My own January reading was all kinds of wonderful. I only managed to read five books (Thank Heaven Fasting, The Brides of Rollrock Island, Comet in Moominland, The House of Mirth, and Half of a Yellow Sun), and then finished another one in February that I had started as a long-anticipated read: Cranford. I was rather lucky in that I actually loved (almost) all of my long-awaited reads, even if I have not written about all of them yet. I feel inspired to pay more attention to the books that have been lingering on the TBR pile and/or wish list for too long for whatever reason (mostly because of fear of not liking them after wanting to like them so badly), and I would certainly love to organise something similar again. In the meantime, I hope to devote a little time each month at least trying to read more of my anticipated reads.