January Book List


January was a pretty good reading month for me I guess. The fact that I read two long books was balanced by the fact that the others I read where very fast reads. If I had to pick a favorite I guess it would be Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. I've read three books by her now and all have been page turners and at the same time almost agonizingly slow. She's good at building tension, but I end up spending so much time with her characters I grow to hate them. Although this might be intensional, since none of her main characters are quite likable. That might make it sound like I don't like her books, but I do and I want to read more!

Here's what I read in January 2016:

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
Slade House by David Mitchell
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes Mysteries, #5) by Nancy Springer
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Movies & TV Watched in January:
•Inside Out
•Amy (documentary)
•Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (various seasons)
•The Warriors
•Friends (part of season 2)
•David Attenborough's Rise of the Animals
•The Venture Brothers (started re-watching from the beginning. Like Bob's Burgers or Archer I re-watch this pretty frequently)

Have you read or watched anything in January that you would recommend?


  1. I watched Inside Out for the first time a few days ago. Ugh, it was so good. Made me cry but so so good.

  2. I really enjoyed 'The girl on the train' by Paula Hawkins, it was quite mundane to begin with and then things started getting quite awful. I enjoy reading that kind of book, like 'Gone Girl', 'Labor day' and my favourite 'We need to talk about Kevin'. I tried reading more 'uplifting' books, but didn't get on with them so well. I'm reading 'The Dinner' by Herman Koch at the moment.