Monthly Summary: January 2019

Hello and welcome to my first Monthly Summary of 2019.

Is this new year of reading off to a good start for you?
I spent the first days of the new year in the company of M. Poirot as he enjoyed a traditional family Christmas whilst also solving the mystery of a missing previous stone. Reading The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding also provided me with a passing encounter with Miss Marple, who featured in the short story Greenshaw’s Folly.
After that things took a rather gothic turn in The Stranger Diaries. Murder, mysteries, a possible haunted house, and strange writing appearing in a diary? It certainly made for thrilling reading, and gave me my first 5 star read of 2019.
Next I went time travelling, but not in any way I’ve read about before, for in The Psychology of Time Travel it was actually possible for several versions of the same character to be in the same place, at the same time, interacting with each other. Add a touch of romance, and a murder mystery, and this was another novel I really enjoyed.
And what winter month would be complete without a winter read? In my case… The Girl in the Tower, the second book of the Winternight trilogy. I loved it, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the final book, even though I’m feeing torn because I want to know what happens, but I don’t want the series to end.

I also participated in the latest Bout of Books read-a-thon, and spent a week documenting my reading progress. Then came Top Ten Tuesday. I’m always ready to talk about the books I meant to read, and the books I still want to read, so I joined in on a couple of the topics this month. Here’s a round up of what happened on Pages and Tea during January…

Book Reviews


The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot #35) by Agatha Christie

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Featured Posts

Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Hoped to Read in 2018… But Didn’t!

Recent TBR Additions

Other New Posts

2018 End of Year Survey

Beat the Backlist 2019 Challenge

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2019

January Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Read-A-Thon Updates

Bout of Books January 2019 Sign Up
Bout of Books January 2019 Progress
Bout of Book Final Summary


Bout of Books Read-A-Thon


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