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January Thaw
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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"...fans of smalltown mysteries will be charmed."PUBLISHERS WEEKLY The Ice Man Succumbeth Private-eye-in-training Mira James loves Minnesotas crisp January days, as long as she can spend them in the arms of hunky Johnny Leeson. But when Mrs. Bernss erratic Zamboni driving uncovers an icebound dead man, Miras cold-weather tranquility threatens to melt away. With a frozen body in the lake and a freak January thaw descending on town, neither Johnny nor generous portions of high-octane comfort food are enough to ease Miras frazzled nerves. Theres big trouble brewing in Battle Lake. And if Mira cant figure out whos behind it, the next time she feels sub-zero temperatures, she may be sporting a toe tag in the town morgue. PRAISE FOR THE MURDER-BY-MONTH SERIES: Hilarious, fast-paced, and madcap.Booklist (starred review) . . . get started on the Lefty-nominated series if youve previously missed it.Library Journal (starred review) Once again, the very funny Lourey serves up a delicious dish of murder, mayhem, and merriment.Booklist (starred review)
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ravenlee
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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January was tough for me. We visited my parents and while I read on the planes I didn‘t read a single page there, plus I have a new 2-hour weekly rehearsal I‘m getting used to. 11 books and 3034 pages is respectable, but I hope February is better.

I‘m unofficially climbing Mount TBR, 6 books in.

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BookishGirl06
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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#januarywrapup. Read 6 books and 1,909 pages. Was an ok month. Best is probably chloe brown

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Kimmypete1
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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#JanuaryInReview

One of my best reading months in years.

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guinsgirlreads
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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January wrap up! 17 books: mostly all fabulous!

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BarkingMadRun
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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I am working on the first one but will likely finish it tonight. I should maybe get out more? Nahhhhh

tdrosebud WTG!! 2w
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Eggbeater
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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January was a good reading month for me. I loved the series ending to the Nevernight Chronicle, I'm Not Dying With You Tonight, and I'm really enjoying the re-read if Harry Potter for #potteraday . 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I thought the Sherrill Sisters, Recursion, and Sound of Gravel were just okay. 🌟🌟🌟
The rest of the books were a solid
🌟🌟🌟🌟.

Linsy I love so many of your covers! 2w
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Eggbeater
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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Here's my plan for the first month of 2020. I'll be re-reading Vicious, as It's been so long since I've read it. Have you read any of these?

Reviewsbylola Recursion is fantastic! 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve read Magic for Liars. It‘s pretty good, different than I had expected. 2mo
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kricheal
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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Hopefully I'll keep this pace up. Starting the year off nice!

Cortg I loved Beautiful Boy! Nic wrote his book, Tweaked. It was interesting to see both sides of the story. 13mo
kricheal @Cortg That's on my TBR too! 13mo
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FantasyChick
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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#JanuaryWrapUp
I'm trying something new this year to try and limit my book spending. Color codes represent where I got the book: bought myself, library, Scribd, NetGalley or from a Litten. I'm hoping this will also help me buy only books I want to add to my collection instead of seeing every book as a sparkly diamond and buying on impulse plus it will keep track of challenges I'm in. Let's see how long I stick with it 😂

Melissa_J Good luck! 13mo
FantasyChick @Melissa_J So far it's going well. I only bought 2 books last month! Of course I have a ton I want in Feb so this might be a pointless project lol 13mo
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guinsgirlreads
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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January wrap up! I read great books this month! 👍🏻

Mdargusch Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great!,📚💕 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 How was ? 13mo
guinsgirlreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks really good I thought! I enjoyed it! 13mo
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dariazeoli
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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#januaryrecap #januarystats

Though I completed 1, I‘m taking 2 more #NewYearWhoDis reads into February & keeping my Libby holds on the rest to get to in 2019! Infinite Jest is my mountain to climb this year; the books I completed in Jan were much shorter 😁

As for #MountTBR, I only completed 1 owned book 😬 I plan to do better in Feb!

Read in 2019 GR shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2827215-daria-zeoli?order=a&shelf=read-in-...

Emilymdxn You read some awesome books! 13mo
kspenmoll Great month for you! ❤️ 13mo
dgingo Unbelievably impressive! 13mo
Carolyn11215 That‘s terrific!! 13mo
monalyisha I‘ll definitely be finishing up a couple of my #NewYearWhoDis reads in February, too. Thanks for joining! Hope you had fun! 🎉 13mo
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Natasha.C.Barnes
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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41 TOTAL! I've been looking for new ways to track & present info, so here is an experiment. I've got reading method (mostly print), content format (mostly graphic due to #letsgetgraphicweeklongreadathon), source (mostly library), etc. I checked 6 books off my #mountTBR shelf, gave an equal amount of 3/4/5 star ratings & read 51% books written by women. Gotta work on that #POCauthor stat-32% isn't good enough. See comments for recommendations! ⬇️

Natasha.C.Barnes Absolute favorites of Jan: The Idiot, Private Citizens, Exit West, White Tears. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Best Of Graphic marathon reads: Here, SuperMutant Magic Academy, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, This One Summer, any Giant Days, anything Lucy Knisley. 2y
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DrexEdit Fabulous! Love the pie charts! 😊👍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! Love it!!! 💛💙💛💙 2y
readingwinds This is a fantastic way to visually breakdown your reading month. My pies would be a bit wonky as I did not read as much and all my books came from the library, but I might try this out. 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @readingwinds Well you certainly don't have to do them all, there are so many different trackable things. I'd never even think to track where the book came from but I'm trying to get through my #mountTBR so I will want to keep tracking how many were owned (acquired 2017 or before) and how many were new (acquired in 2018) 2y
LiteraryinLititz This is so cool! I‘m thinking of starting my own #bujo for 2018. I could start with my 2018 stats. Do you have any suggestions for how to get started? Is there a kind of journal most people use? Thanks! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @LiteraryinLititz I just started last September, I can tell you what I use. I have a notebook from Rhodia (the webnotebook I think) that looks like a moleskin but the paper is better, but it's also STUPID expensive. I have some great cheapo plastic stencils from Amazon that work great (sold by a million ppl, they're literally the same). I use color pens from Le Pen and Staedtler and Tombow colored markers (cont) 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @LiteraryinLititz definitely get the Tombow if you can bc so many markets bleed through but these you can hardly see at all from the other side. And washi tape! Washi tape is the best. 2y
DivaDiane I love the graphs! I just started a Bujo in December, but it‘s REALLY basic. No pretty colors or Washi tape! 2y
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Ke633
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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#Januarywrapup #readingstats.. So technically I‘m not done with the last one but I‘m 2/3rds the way through and I‘m free after 3:30 today so the chances are good that I finish. So we will say 20 books total for January.. I have my doubts that will be the case for February. 😬

Ke633 I did leave a few off.. couldn‘t fit them.. 2y
TheSketchyReader Loved Hidden Figures and the Invasion of the Tearling. Super list! 2y
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Samplergal
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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I read 21 books in January total, two being audiobooks. Not a bad@start to the year. The pictures one was actually my favorite.

Supersteph That‘s amazing!! I‘m still on my second! 😆 2y
MissAimz_55 Holy moly! Great job!!! 2y
Readage Great job! 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
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Reecaspieces
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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Great night in the ‘sip. Finally a thaw. It is 60 degrees. This is how I DO JANUARY!! The 6 degrees is for the BIRDS.

LauraBeth Felt like summer today! 2y
Reecaspieces @LauraBeth it is so awesome!! Give me my flip flops any day 2y
Tamra Oh my! The 40s here felt downright springish which is just cruel! I envy your fire! 2y
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Reecaspieces @Tamra it was such a beautiful day here and tomorrow will be even better. Sad I have to work. But I will take it 2y
Tamra @Reecaspieces but means another outdoor fire again, hopefully. 🤞🏾 2y
Reecaspieces @Tamra agreed!! 2y
amvs1111 Looks delightful! 2y
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Pamwurtzler
January Thaw | Jess Lourey
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A little seasonal reading. If only it would really thaw here . . . This book is one of the better ones of this series I‘ve read. I have the next two waiting for the calendar to change! #Murderbymonth #LetterJ #LitsyAtoZ #Cozymystery #Booked2018

Smartypants @Pamwurtzler I need it to thaw by me too! 2y
Cinfhen Great!!! Nice to have a prompt completed 🤗 2y
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