Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!

I’ve had fun seeing what all the book bloggers read in 2019 and now it’s time to begin again! I’m not doing any reading challenges this year, but I always like to have a short-term plan for what I’m going to read.

So here’s what’s in store for January:

I just started A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It’s on loan from the library on my Kindle and due soon, so that’s first. OMG I am tearing through it. I’m already sure I will give it a good review!


Next up is The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I’m reading it for my mystery book club at work. We decided to return to one of the first of the genre and this one goes way back. The Moonstone was first published in 1868!


I got two books for Christmas and I can’t wait to start them. I’ve been talking about reading a Howard Hughes biography and this one is Howard Hughes – the Untold Story by Petter Harry Brown and Pat H. Broeske.


I also got You by Caroline Kepnes. If you don’t know about this book, it’s also a series on Netflix and Season 2 just started. I’m going to read this first, watch Season 1, then move on to either the sequel called Hidden Bodies or watch Season 2 first. Can’t decide!


I hope you have some fun things and some good books lined up for 2020. What’s the first book you will read?

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

29 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. If I were not so involved with finishing my book “Flight Into The Unknown” I would read all the books you have on your list. I was especially intrigued by the book covers – it was so very difficult to find the right one for my book. Happy New Year, and THANKS for noticing my FB post!

    1. That’s so exciting for you – I hope you find a good book cover – I remember looking at what seemed like millions of stock images for my father’s book covers, but we were happy with what we decided on.

  2. I’m looking forward to your review of YOU and Hidden Bodies by Carolyn Kepnes. The Netflix series is so much fun (I finished Season 1 and am trying to not binge Season 2, lol), and I’m guessing the books are even better (because books, right?). Happy 2020, Barbara, and happy reading!

  3. Happy New Year! I’ve had a copy of A Gentleman in Moscow for two years now — I think this year I’ll finally read it! 🙂 (It was a book group book, and I missed that month. Oops!) Looking forward to your reviews of all these!

  4. Husband and I devoured Season 1 of You last year and are now in the middle of Season 2. I like the inner monologue and dialogue, and the character of Love plus the actress that plays her. She was in the Haunting of Hill House as well.
    I bet the book is good and can’t wait to read your review – although I usually prefer to read the book before the shows!

  5. Your reading enthusiasm is palpable in this post, Barbara. I also have books on loan from the library and I feel the pressure to prioritize reading them. I just looked up “You” on Netflix, and the words psychological thriller and bookstore manager came up. Sounds intriguing. I have just started reading “Metahuman” Deepak Chopra from my elibrary. I know I am in for a ride. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Erica/Erika – thanks for stopping by and sorry for the delayed response. I am about to start reading “You” and I’m excited to get going! It’s hard to prioritize the library holds. We have a freeze system (where you put your holds on hold, believe it or not!) at our library, but I’ve never tried it. Looking forward to hearing what you think about Metahuman – I haven’t read it yet!

  6. Good point, Barbara. I wonder whether there is a way to put my holds on hold. I often get overwhelmed when a few books become available at the same time. For lack of a better word at the moment, “Metahuman” is trippy. fascinating , confusing, quantum physics, quarks, and a great deal more to wrap my head around. Very interesting, overall, so far. Happy reading!

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