For The Love Of Books | What I Read In January 2020

Here's a look at what I read in January 2020: 

  • Whisper Network by Chandler Baker : 3 stars. Liked it. Didn't love it. I think I wanted to like it more. Interesting subject matter for today's climate. 
  • The Most Fun We've Ever Had by Claire Lombardo : 4 stars. Finally finished this super-long one with lots of tears. There were times I felt it was slow and others when I couldn’t put it down. Overall it was definitely worth it and we will be discussing this one at my local book club this month. 
  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore : 4 stars. I was interested all the way through and invested in the outcome. Felt like the whole story operated at a low hum - not sure if that’s due to the writing style or the subject matter (opioid crisis + families caught in the middle) or something else. Definitely worth checking out.
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood : 4 stars. Totally not the same “quality/depth” as the original novel but I found it very enjoyable as a fan of the TV series and I devoured it over two days. 

To kick off your 2020 reading documentation I created a set of free digital word art circles: 

You can download this digital package here.

Happy reading in 2020!

To see everything I read in 2019 go here. To see what I read in 2018 go here

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12 thoughts

  1. CraftyCat says…
    02/05/2020

    Thank you for the Free Digital Word Art!!! I am planning to document the books I read this year and this is perfect.

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  2. swimfin says…
    02/05/2020

    Thank you for the free download! Perfect.

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  3. hgauvin says…
    02/05/2020

    Thank you for the word art Ali!

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  4. maggiedominguez says…
    02/05/2020

    Thanks for the download. I love it!

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  5. Shannon_Primicerio says…
    02/05/2020

    Thank you for the download. I plan to document the books I am reading this year too!

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  6. mrsmahersbar says…
    02/06/2020

    Felt the same about The Whisper Network. It tried hard to be a commentary on the #metoo movement but I found it to be a little problematic. I too wanted to like it more than I did and felt a little anti feminist for not loving it as much as everyone else, lol.

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  7. mtercha says…
    02/06/2020

    Thank you!

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  8. angiegiles says…
    02/06/2020

    I also want to say thank you for the digital file. My goal is to read 40 books and document them all this year.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/06/2020

      That's an awesome goal - have fun!

  9. suetrav says…
    02/07/2020

    Thanks Ali! I love the idea of documenting my monthly books!

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  10. tullyr says…
    02/08/2020

    Thanks Ali I love this too. Do you have something similar to document what I have watched for the month and podcasts/music I have listened to?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/09/2020

      Hi! I don't have anything like that right now that I can think of...

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