I read 8 books in January and they included three 5 star reads - the reading year has started off well!


I haven't figured out how to put graphs of my stats from my book tracking spreadsheet in here yet but am working on getting back up to speed with the Booklikes interface.  Tips welcome as always!


Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Review: A thriller with limited thrills but good pace.
Page count: 293 pages
Primary setting: London, England


Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Review: Fast-paced story set in the multiverse where every decision matters.
Page count: 342 pages
Primary setting: Chicago, Illinois


The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz
Review: Homage to Holmes with great writing and okay mystery.
Page count: 375 pages
Primary setting: London, England


Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Review: Haunting & scary story filled with inspiring young women
Page coiunt: 353 pages
Primary setting: Raxler Island, Maine


The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Review: Heist story that puts the epic in epic fantasy. Loved it!
Page count: 647 pages
Primary setting: the fictional city of Luthadel


The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Review: Weird, wonderful steampunk-esque mystery set in alternate 1985.
Page count: 374 pages
Primary setting: Swindon, England


The Other People by C.J. Tudor
Review: A wild ride - could not put down! Highly recommend!
Page count: 400 pages
Primary setting: England


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Review: Heartwarming, no-nonsense female lead solves big & small mysteries in Botswana.
Page count: 235 pages
Primary setting: Gabarone, Botswana



Total books read: 8

Total pages read: 3,019

Average page total: 377

Total hours reading: 60

Average rating: 4.0


Physical books: 7

E-books: 1

Audio books: 0