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best/worst read in January

Hope everyone's reading year got off to a great start! What was your favorite and least favorite book this month and why?

Best: Mary Poppins by PJ Travers. It was just fun and quick to read.

Worst: The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Alboim. I've been a huge fan of this author and this was disappointing. Not his best work by far
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  • I don't have a best and worst. The only book I finished was A Nomadic Witch by Debora Geary (4*). I'm about 3/4 of the way through Washington: A Life, and it will be a solid 4 stars as well when I finally finish.
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  • Best:  The Golem & the Jinni by Helene Wecker.  I loved every little thing about this book...the characters, the setting, the details...all the moments.  It was just fabulous.

    Worst:  Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris.  I guess I just didn't connect with the author's brand of funny.
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  • Best: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

    Worst: Isabella by Colin Falconer

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  • Best: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. This was such a heartwrenching story but it was told so beautifully.

    Worst: The Visibles by Sara Shepard. I really wanted to like this book, but the story fell flat.

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  • Best: Oh man, I had an amazing month.  It's a tie between HP 7 and The Golem and the Jinni
    Worst: Labor Day, hands down.
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  • Best: Fangirl

    Worst: The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window
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  • Best: Eleanor & Park

    Worst: Probably, Ladies of Liberty, it wasn't awful but just very dry and I didn't feel I learned a lot from the book.
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    Books read in 2011: 111

    Books read in 2012: 100
    Books read in 2013: 75
    Books read in 2014: 130
    Books read in 2015: 98
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  • January was kind of blah for me.

    Best at 4 stars:
    World After by Susan Ee
    Time Between Us by Tamara Island Stone

    Worst at 1 star:  Both are romances that I just didn't appreciate.
    Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster
    Twist of Fate by Jayne Ann Krentz
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  • Worst:The Good Nurse.  I had high hopes for this one, but it did not meet them.

    Best:  Cutting for Stone.  It was very, very good.

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    Best: Wonder by RJ Palacio

    Worst: It wasn't the worst but it was the biggest disappointment, Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons. 

    Update:  I just finished I Found You by Jane Lark... It was the worst book I've read in awhile by far.

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  • I haven't had a chance to read much but I started the new Bridget Jones and it's not good. Just don't read it! I can't wait for it to be over. We are reading it for our book club or I might flounce.
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  • Best: Fangirl

    Worst: The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window
    This book was HORRENDOUS.  I'm still pissed at myself for finishing it.
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  • MrsJenE said:
    Best: Fangirl

    Worst: The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window
    This book was HORRENDOUS.  I'm still pissed at myself for finishing it.
    Yes! I didn't want to finish but I had just had another dnf and so I struggled through.
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  • Best: Heartless by Sara Shepard.  I am just really into the Pretty Little Liars series right now.

    Worst: Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison.  Not horrible but it dragged a lot for me as all I wanted to do was slap the MC.

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  • MrsJenE said:
    Best: Fangirl

    Worst: The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window
    This book was HORRENDOUS.  I'm still pissed at myself for finishing it.
    Yes! I didn't want to finish but I had just had another dnf and so I struggled through.
    I'm pretty sure it was the worst book I read last year.
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  • Best: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

    Worst: Things Pondered by Beth Moore

  • sneetches said:

    Worst:The Good Nurse.  I had high hopes for this one, but it did not meet them.

    Best:  Cutting for Stone.  It was very, very good.

    @sneetches I started this two years ago.  I keep coming back, thinking it will pick up but then it doesn't so I put it back down.  I just cannot get into it.
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  • Best: Oh man, I had an amazing month.  It's a tie between HP 7 and The Golem and the Jinni

    Worst: Labor Day, hands down.
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  • Best: Hyperbole and a Half. 

    Worst: The Happiness Project, although there were some good ideas overall I just had a really hard time relating to her. 


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    Jessica Ninneman's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
  • Worst:The Good Nurse.  I had high hopes for this one, but it did not meet them.

    Best:  Cutting for Stone.  It was very, very good.

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    sneetches said:

    Worst:The Good Nurse.  I had high hopes for this one, but it did not meet them.

    Best:  Cutting for Stone.  It was very, very good.

    @sneetches I started this two years ago.  I keep coming back, thinking it will pick up but then it doesn't so I put it back down.  I just cannot get into it.
    It took me a while to get into it.  TBH, if I hadn't been reading it for book club, I probably would have quit.  I'm really glad I finished it.
  • Best: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell 
    Worst: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - I liked some things about it- the prologue really sucked me in, for example- but it just wasn't a super stand-out for me. I never got very emotionally invested in the characters, so I wouldn't rush out to read another book in this series. 
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  • Best: Wool - Howey (5 stars)
    Worst: Catching Jordan - Keneally (2 stars)
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  • Best: Wool - Howey (5 stars) Worst: Catching Jordan - Keneally (2 stars)
    I loved Wool!! 


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  • BEST: The Fault in Our Stars. Close seconds: Eleanor & Park, The Husband's Secret and Me Before You.
    WORST: When you Were Here by Daisy Whitney, but it was still really good. I have read a lot of great ones this month! I still gave this 4 stars.
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  • Best full length book: Crewel by Ginnifer Albin 4 stars.  I read 2 companion novellas that I loved and gave 5 stars Department of Alterations (Crewel 0.5) by Ginnifer Albin and War of Gifts (Ender 1.5) by Orson Scott Card

    Worst: My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking.
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  • MrsJenE said:
    MrsJenE said:
    Best: Fangirl

    Worst: The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window
    This book was HORRENDOUS.  I'm still pissed at myself for finishing it.
    Yes! I didn't want to finish but I had just had another dnf and so I struggled through.
    I'm pretty sure it was the worst book I read last year.
    I took it off my to-read after I saw babyRN's goodreads rating and subsequently read some of the reviews.
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  • Best: In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692.  Very well researched and interesting read despite the incredibly academic writing.

    Worst: Between You and Me.  No more books from the ladies who wrote The Nanny Diaries.  Blech!
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  • Best?    _World After_ by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #2)   - the first one in the series was good... this second one?  Awesome, IMO.

    Worst?   _The Redemption of Callie and Kayden_  by Jessica Sorensen  - the first one of these two was good! The second?  Bleah.
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  • Best:  The Firebird.  I just finished it and am still all happy inside.
    Worst:  I didn't really have any terrible ones...my least favorite was The Book Thief, but it wasn't terrible.  Just a little slow for me.
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  • edited February 2014
    j*&p* said:
    Best: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell 
    Worst: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - I liked some things about it- the prologue really sucked me in, for example- but it just wasn't a super stand-out for me. I never got very emotionally invested in the characters, so I wouldn't rush out to read another book in this series. 
    j*&p*
    I'm struggling to finish this one. It kills me because I usually LOVE Sanderson's writing, and there's nothing inherently bad about this book, but I.just.don't.care. about the characters. =/
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