Favorite Books Read in January 2019

Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart. – Oprah Winfrey

This was a month of re-reading.

And for some reason it wasn’t just wasn’t a month of re-reading it was a month of reading classics. I am not quite sure why this was the case but it was.

One of the reasons that I did a lot of re-reading is that I decided to start reading through all the books on my bookshelf and I have read just about all of them at one time or another.

Anyways, here are my favorite books that I read this last month.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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This is one of those books that I always enjoy reading. I love the story. I love the characters.

This is one of those books that feel so comforting and yet there is so much that can be learned from it.

It is a story of four girls growing up and learning about themselves and those around them.

The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander

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I feel like this book is on my lists way too often, but it truly is a great book.

It is a story of discovering oneself through helping others.

It is about a young prince setting off to find a mythical realm, but what he does end up finding is far greater than any mythical realm could be.

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

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I enjoy this book. I just wish that it was finished. And there are times when I was reading this book and I couldn’t help but think that if this was a more recently written book it would be completely different.

This is about a young woman growing up and getting a stepmother. In way it is kind of like Cinderella, but the stepmother and stepsister are not blatantly evil. If you read it you’ll be able to figure out what I mean, but it is a little bit difficult to explain.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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I am rather proud to have finished this book as I have been reading this book on and off for several months which for me is a long to be reading anything.

I do enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries quite a bit, but you can only read so many mysteries at one time. At least, that is the case for me.

This book is about Sherlock Holmes solving or failing to solve mysteries in case you were wondering.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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This is probably my least favorite Jane Austen, however I have realized that I do still enjoy this one.

The main point of this story seems to be that one should be extremely sensible and have no emotions.

The story is about two sisters and how they deal with being in love.

Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery

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This is one of L.M. Montgomery’s lesser known books, and I feel like it is lesser known for a reason, although I did still enjoy it (or it wouldn’t have been on this list).

This is about a young man falling in love with a mute girl named Kilmeny who eventually learns to talk.

So, those are my favorite reads from this January. What were your favorite reads in January?

7 thoughts on “Favorite Books Read in January 2019

  1. My January (and some of February) was devoted to non-fiction: Superdove by Courtney Humphries (interesting) and Elizabeth the Queen (alternately titled The Life of Elizabeth I) by Alison Weir (made me grieve for people who’ve been dead for 500 years!) I’m sticking with Tudor history for the next book too (Mary Boleyn, also by Weir) 🙂

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      • I love history, but particularly Tudor history (I couldn’t say why–I’m just drawn to it). I recommend Weir’s books on the period. She’s also written fiction about various Tudor women, but I have yet to read any (I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction–I’d rather know the real story). So many interesting books–I need to pick up my reading pace!

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