I read at a much slower pace this January than I did last year and I really enjoyed it. I read some books that had been on my list for a while, this month’s Online Book Club book and some books that were requested to be reviewed. I ended up reading 10 books this month. I’m trying to work through the books I already have on my bookshelf this year. Here is what I put on my read bookshelf this month:
Emory’s Gift by W. Bruce Cameron
January’s Online Book Club choice was a very interesting read. A boy who recently lost his mother meets a bear near his house and they share a connection. He only thinks about sharing his secret to impress a girl, until the bear writes his name in the dirt. The bear seems to have a message to share.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Women as spies was a controversial move during the World Wars. However, they were used and they often used different techniques then men, but faced the same dangers. One woman learns all about what one spy went through as they work together to find her lost cousin.
Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam
An alligator is coming between Elsie and Homer Hickam and they must take a journey together to return it to its home in Florida or face a rocky marriage. Learning to love is the theme of this incredible story.
Artemis by Andy Weir
A woman who has lived on the moon since she was 6 tries to find her own way in what most would consider a small town. Trouble seems to find her, but she just wants to find a stable life.
To Light A Fire On The Earth by Robert Barron
Robert Barron is a Catholic face in social media. This book tells his story, the history of the Word on Fire ministry and his views on evangelization.
Greg McVicker books – Through the Eyes of a Belfast Child, Silly Billy, One Cross to Bear, An Irish Heart
Memoir writings about life in Ireland and Canada fill the pages of these McVicker books. The children’s book is cute and has stories with good lessons. The poetry and memoir are filled with McVicker’s view of life and his tie to Ireland.
The Wealth of a Nation by T.B. O’Neill
This dystopian novel is set in a part of the U.S. after a civil war where the Bill of Rights and Constitution have been replaced by a system aimed at keeping people safe instead of free. Can one man and his friends succeed in changing the system?
What books did you read this month? Comment below and tell me what your favorite read was in January!