What I Read in January 2021

I wanted to start the year by reading some excellent books. And did I? Yes, indeed. There have been some amazing releases already this year and I’ve even managed to kick off a unexpected reading challenge…

My January Book Reviews:

(Click on book title for my full review.)

/ Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner

People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

The Hollow by Agatha Christie

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Girl A by Abigail Dean

 The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher

The Kindness Journal by Jaime Thurston

/ Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

Winter in lockdown means the only thing I can do really is read – hence my meaty review list this month! The variety has been great, from excellent debuts like Girl A and How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House to my non-fiction choices, The Kindness Journal which gave me some practical tips and moments of pause and the fascinating life of Lady Anne Glenconner – Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, no less.

The Shape of Darkness is a brilliant new Gothic novel from one of my favourite authors, Laura Purcell and I also enjoyed a classic Agatha read I hadn’t heard of before. Speaking of Agatha…

I wasn’t going to do any sort of reading challenge this year (I didn’t feel any extra pressure was needed!) BUT then I spotted this very intriguing one from the Agatha Christie estate, which has a wide reading brief and will help me up my personal life goal of reading Agatha Christie’s whole back catalogue.

I also took a little look at 5 of my most anticipated reads of 2021, honestly, I’ve really enjoyed this month’s reads and am ALREADY excited thinking about sharing February’s with you.

2021 has not started the way many of us hoped but – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – THANK GOD FOR BOOKS.

Until next month – happy reading!

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