January top reads

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As always, I glommed down a bunch of books this month, and also watched quite a few movies. They’re all reviewed on my Books, etc. page. (I’ve been doing this since around September last year; go here for 2014’s reviews.)

I thought it would be good to give an extra mention to the ones I enjoyed most, so here goes:

  • Next, by Michael Crichton – an intense fantasy thriller, gave me chills
  • Heartburn, by Nora Ephron – lightweight, funny, easy read
  • Coming Clean, by Kimberly Rae Miller – a moving memoir about growing up with hoarders

And the best of the month’s movies were…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – witty and powerful; I have to own it because I’ll need to watch it again, and then  again
  • Election – a fun comedy despite some dark humor
  • The 100 – complete junk, and I’m a junkie 

Hmm, not the most challenging month of reading, I must confess. No matter; I’m halfway through a wonderful book, and have a pile of promising reads next to my bed. February’s looking good!

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6 responses »

    • Thanks for the feedback, Laina! I’m also a Crichton fan; I love the fact that he does seem to do good research (I’ll sometimes google claims made in his books, and find that it’s got a strong scientific basis). But at the same time he tells a good story.

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  1. Nice post! I haven’t read a Michael Chrictonbook in years but I do remember really enjoying them. I’ll have to pick up Next. I’m curious about the Grand Budapest Hotel as I have not seen it yet. I’ve either heard really good things about it or really bad so I figured it’s definitely worth a watch!

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