Monthly Summary: January 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

A new year of reading has begun, and it’s had great variety for me.
I spent the first days of the year enjoying another of M. Poirot’s Christmas adventures in which he was confronted with a locked room murder mystery and a whole house full of potential suspects.
I also ventured into the strange, surreal and wonderful land of The Starless Sea, a book of books and stories all tied together within the main story of Zachary Ezra Rawlins. There was so much to savour in this novel that it became my first 5 star read of the year.
Thriller time next as I started The Six, and witnessed the lives of a group of friends come under threat after an incident from their past comes back to haunt the present.
Next up… my second 5 star read of the year so far! Can you believe that?! Stoker’s Wilde blends horror, gothic, humour, adventure together in a wonderfully entertaining tale in which Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde reluctantly find themselves teaming up to stop the Black Bishop, an unknown villain who seeks to unleash vampires and who knows what upon the world.

I also participated in the latest Bout of Books read-a-thon, and spent the week documenting my reading progress, finishing one book and making progress on another. Then came Top Ten Tuesday, which offers a perfect opportunity to talk about upcoming reads or books I‘ve already enjoyed, and to show off some colourful book covers.

Here’s a round up of what happened on Pages and Tea during January…

Book Reviews


The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Six by Luca Veste

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie

Featured Posts

Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Cover Version

Other New Posts

2019 End of the Year Book Survey

Beat the Backlist 2020 Challenge

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2020

January Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Read-A-Thon Updates

Bout of Books January 2020 Sign Up
Bout of Books January 2020 Progress
Bout of Book Final Summary


Bout of Books Read-A-Thon


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