Chitchat: My reading month

So, as you may or may not know last year I didn’t read that much. I only read 11 books and the year before it was only 13. I told myself 2020 would be the year for me to finally read more books. That’s also why I started my book club – the Oh My Book Club, if you don’t know about that yet, you can read all about it here. Anyways, January has actually been quite successful on the reading front. I read 5 books. And maybe that doesn’t seem like much to you, but it definitely is to me. The last time I read that amount in one month is a long long time ago.

I mean, I’m almost halfway of the amount of books I read last year in one month. Isn’t that crazy? Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I really genuinely believe that this is the year I turn it around and get my love for reading back completely. Not that I didn’t enjoy reading last year of the year before. But I’ve had so many reading slumps, which I hate, and that caused me to read so little. This book club thing is already helping. And not just mine! Elena from the gorgeous bookstagram account @thebibliotheque also started one; the Romancetheque book club, and I participated in that one in January too. Her book club focusses on romance books only, which is nice because I don’t read much of that genre, so I’m excited to broaden my horizons.

So these are the books that I read in January:

Dark Water by Robert Bryndza
Recept voor Geluk by Saskia M.N. Oudshoorn
Silent Scream by Angela Marsons
The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz
Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young

I really hope I can keep this reading flow alive because I definitely loved it last month. I’ve got two book club books to read, so I should end up reading at least two, but I obviously hope I can get more reading than that done. Right now I’m reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, which is quite a short read so I’m thinking I’ll have my first read of February finished soon.

How many books have you read in January?


  1. Avatar February 12, 2020 / 09:25

    Vreemd hoe dat soms gaat hé, met die leesgoestingen.
    Bij mij gaat het voorlopig gelijk een trein. Ik las 10 boeken in januari. Toegegeven, er zaten korte boeken bij ook, maar als goodreads ze mee telt als een boek, dan ik ook.
    Veel succes nog!

    • Lisanne
      February 14, 2020 / 14:47

      Zo! 10 is zeker een mooi aantal. Dankjewel 🙂

  2. Avatar February 13, 2020 / 18:03

    Ooooh, I love a good book! Especially book CLUB. I want to get more involved in one online or in my area. I started reading a lot of books in January but I didn’t manage to finish any. That’s my goal for February! I would love to get in on your book club too! I’ll check back in here in March and see what book you’ve selected! Happy reading.

    xo, Victoria

    • Lisanne
      February 14, 2020 / 14:48

      Yay, I would love it if you’d join the book club!

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