Thursday, January 31, 2013

Not Just Hiking - January 2013

Want to see what I am reading and have read before I post my complete list at the end of the month? Want to know when I read a book or what I am going to read? Check out my Goodreads page. Want to see a list of every physical book in this house? Want to know what my husband read? Want to know what my kids own? Visit LibraryThing.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
I read this at the beach which was a great place to read it.  Funny, smart and easy.  I am a little surprised this made the ToB list, but I am also very glad not every book on it requires deep thinking.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
I loved this book. And let me say a big thank you to the TOB, otherwise I would not have picked this up. I thought it was brilliantly put together ... the author made the disparate stories come together in a way that made absolute sense to me. It was bright and colorful with just enough madness to keep it interesting. It spanned decades of time, but I did not get lost along the way.

Hey, don't judge.  I could have read more, but I didn't want to.  I spent the month of January vacationing in the Florida Keys, skiing in British Columbia and cleaning up after the holidays.