Every year, in December, I kick myself for not doing monthly wrap-up posts. I like to do yearly wrap-ups and it takes a lot of work when not keeping track of numbers and favorites throughout the year. Changing that starting now.
January was AMAZING for reading. Friends, I read 17 books. I haven't read that many books since May 2011 (and even then I only read 15). That was before Elliott was here, while I still had lots of time on my hands and far less activities during the week. I still can't believe it.
Part of this awesome number I can attribute to great books. They kicked me out of the reading slump I ended 2012 with. The other part is, I think, because of my newfound peace and calm in my daily life. I've become better organized with cleaning schedules and meal planning and the activities we do and I feel better about sitting down and relaxing.
Favorites of the month (images link to Goodreads):
More Non-Fiction next month. I have a pile here waiting to be read!