January 2021 Books I Read

Bowlaway, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, I’ll Be Seeing You… More than I thought!

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The Books I Read in January

I ended up reading four books in January, so that’s one a week. Not bad. I count books I finish in a month as being read in the month. And I finished a book February 1 so I’ve got a head start for this month!

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

I adore Elizabeth McCracken’s writing. It’s smart and funny and she really gets into characterization, my favorite part of most books. I’m not as big on plot and all the action that some authors seem to think they have to cram in there.

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

I hadn’t heard of Rhoda Janzen until I found this book in our park’s free little library some time in December. It sounded interesting so I brought it home and set it on one of the piles of TBR books I have in my bedroom.

Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

I had heard about this book and sort of shrugged it off. I had read JoJo Moyes’ book Giver of Stars, also about the rural library woman in Kentucky who delivered books to remote patrons. So, I thought I’d read all there was to read about this particular part of history. By the way, there was a big controversy about the two books / authors and who wrote what first, since the books handle a similar topic.

I’ll Be Seeing You by Elizabeth Berg

And just like that, after reading a fiction book (based in fact) I was ready for another memoir and picked up Elizabeth Berg’s book about her aged parents. I’ve read just about everything she’s written (just about) and I was eager to hear how she dealt with the issue of aging parents.

And You?

What have you read lately? Are you a nonfiction or fiction reader? Let me know if I’m as pokey a reader or if four books in a month is normal.

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