Reading for Jazz Age January | Just Me aghan: Reading for Jazz Age January

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Reading for Jazz Age January

My main resolution for 2014 is to read more, my measly 6 books read in 2013 is mildly embarrassing. In an effort to keep to my goal I joined Books Speak Volumes Jazz Age January, an online "book club" reading books related to the roaring 20's. Like others, one of my favorite required readings in high school (since re-read) was The Great Gatsby. I decided to read The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. Others are reading books like The Paris Wife, Dollface, and Z: A Novel to name a few.
book, coffee, iphone
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I enjoyed this book and was able to finish it within just a few days. The stories of the two main characters and how they connected was really interesting. I am really keen on books like this one where factual historical information is intertwined into a fictional story line. In this novel, the life of Louise Brooks from her teenage years through adulthood was shown to the reader. When I get to absorb history and don't realize it, I really appreciate the authors writing style.

Books
http://booksspeakvolumes.com/2013/12/02/jazz-age-january-sign-up/

I'm currently reading Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington, a biography about American Vogue's creative director.

What are you reading right now?

6 comments :

Rebecca Scaglione said...

I actually started my 3rd Jazz Age January pick last night - A Moveable Feast! I'm so glad you are participating! :D

booksspeakvolumes.com said...

I've heard such good things about this book; I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing with Jazz Age January!

Marie said...

I set a goal last year to read more too- haven't come up with a number for this year yet, but I am always reading just before bed. My goal is to read more than junk…:) I am using the goodreads widget to keep track of what I do read.

Visiting from SITS,
Marie @
In Our Happy Place

Substance of Living said...

Meaghan,
Thank you for introducing me to another book club. Reading is fun and getting together with others even if online to discuss is encouraging and seems to keep me going.
I've never actually set a goal for reading a certain number of books in a year but do belong to a couple book clubs and am an avid reader.
Good luck with your goal this year to read more, I know you'll do great!
Cheers,
Marie
Substance of Living Book Club

mel said...

As an avid reader (and audio book listener) I love setting reading goals and love nothing more than getting lost in a good book! I'll have to check out the selection you're reading, I always like finding new books and authors to enjoy.

Notes From the Peanut Gallery said...

I set a goal last year to read more books than I had the year before (in 2012, I read ONE book, I know, embarrassing) and I ended up reading 10 total. And I felt pretty good about it! This year I'm shooting for 12-14 and Goodreads has been useful in keeping me accountable.

I know it's late, but a read that would've fit into this category (I think) is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. I finished it in a few days-fantastic read.

Thanks for sharing!