Books I Read January, 2018

I read a total of 13 books this month, putting me nicely ahead of schedule for my Goodreads goal of 102 books for this year. Since this is the last day of January, I figured I’d share with all you lovely readers the books I read this month according to the stars I gave them on Goodreads.

1 star

1 star

  • The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) by J. Y. Yang (released Sep. 2017)
  • The Girl is Murder (The Girl is Murder #1) by Kathryn Miller Haines (released July 2011)
  • Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein (my review) (released Oct. 2006)

2 star

2 star

  • The Curse of the Pharaoh (Agatha Girl of Mystery #1) by Steve Stevenson (released Feb. 2013)
  • Zombies Christmas Carol by Jim McCann (my review) (released Sep. 2011)
  • 5-Minute Sketching—Landscapes: Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings by Virginia Hein (released Sep. 2017)

3 star

3 stars

  • Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World by Lewis, Benny (released March 2014)
  • Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie (my review) (released Oct. 1944)

4 star

4 star

  • The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett (my review) (released Jan 1983)
  • Heirs and Graces (Her Royal Spyness #7) by Rhys Bowen (released August 2013)
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past (Molly Murphy #17) by Rhys Bowen (released Nov. 2017)

5 star

5 stars

  • Murder on Bank Street (Gaslight Mystery #10) by Victoria Thompson (released Jan. 2008)
  • I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb (released Nov. 2012)

Have you read any of these books? If so, what would your ratings be? Also, what books did you read this month? Let me know down in the comments, follow my blog for more madness and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

5 thoughts on “Books I Read January, 2018

  1. Nice selections! I have not read any of those books, but tell me why did 5-Minute Sketching—Landscapes rate so low? I am interested in getting a book similar to it as I want to practice m drawing.

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    1. I was excited to read the sketching book, but mostly it talked about painting and not sketching. I was more interested in learning how to sketching quickly using simple black pencils, but more of the knowledge in there was about coloring already completed sketches and encouraging painters to try different things (that seems like an obvious thing that did not need to be repeated thirty times throughout the book). It wasn’t a particularly bad book, it just wasn’t really about quick sketching techniques. And, like you, I’m hoping to practice my drawing as well.

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      1. Well, that’s annoying. I dislike repetition and since it’s not really about quick sketching techniques, I’ll pass. If you do come across any good sketching books, do recommend it to me.

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