BOOKS - January

It's book post time.

Want more? Of course you do. Here's the November / December book post, the October book edition, the September's (plus the picture book one), the June / July / August one (and the picture book one) and here's one with links to all the rest.  You can always browse through everything filed under the "books" tag here.

Let's start off with the awesome collection of books I discovered over the last month / books that were released over the course of last month...
Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor by Karina Longworth.
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson & Kate Hindley.
Hearts: A Toon Book by Thereza Rowe.
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson / Dog Loves Counting by Louise Yates
Noisy Poems for a Busy Day by Robert Heidbreder and Lori Joy Smith.
Pat-a-Cake and All Fall Down by Mary Brigid Barrett and LeUyen Pham.
The Miniature World of Marvin & James by Elise Broach and Kelly Murphy.
The Art of Vintage Cocktails by Stephanie Rosenbaum and Danielle Kroll / Olle Eksell: Swedish Graphic Designer by Kaoru Takahashi / It's Kind of a Cute Story by Rolly Crump as told to Jeff Heimbuch 
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim and Grace Zong.
I Hatched! by Jill Esbaum and Jen Corace.
Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis.
Pets, Blocks and Yard by John Hutton and Andrea Kang.
Shadowville by Michael Bartalos.
Cinderella: A Fashionable Tale by Steven Guarnaccia.
10 Little Insects by Davide Cali and Vincent Pianina.
12 Days of New York by Tonya Bolden and Gilbert Ford / Daisy and Josephine by Melissa Gilbert and Julia Kuo / A Cat Called Elvis: Brilliant Poems by Brian Moses / Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones
Counting in the Garden by Emily and Patrick Hruby.
Put On Your Shoes! by Dan Stiles / Donkeys by  Adelheid Dahimene and Heide Stollinger / Buddy and the Bunnies in Don't Play with Your Food by Bob Shea / Odd, Weird & Little by Patrick Jennings / Flying Henry by Rachel Hulin
And now for the books I read and enjoyed during the month of January.

I loved Eleanor & Park as much (if not more) than I loved Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. So good.

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy was pretty great (I'll definitely get a hold of the sequel) and I also liked John  Boyne's Noah Barleywater Runs Away (as you can see this was a pretty teen/children-centric book month).

I got The Most of Nora Ephron for Christmas, and her writing is as wonderful as it always is, but unfortunately I'd already read a great portion of the material in the other Nora Ephron books I own. Still, if you don't have all her other collections or Heartburn - you should buy a copy for yourself.
Finally, I went ahead and bought every one of the Moomin-related or Miss Bianca-related books I didn't already own so I'm working my way through those. In January I read - Moominpappa at Sea (so much Groke goodness), Moomin: Book 8 and Miss Bianca.