Short-a-Thon Update & January Jam Jar Picks

I posted my Short-a-Thon list here a couple of weeks ago and, since today is the last day of the mini-challenge, I thought it was time to update.

What I read:

Vampire Knight Vol 13 by Matsuri Hino

Castle Mango Vol 1 by Muku Orgura

The Innocent by Avi Arad

We Were There Vol 1 by Yuki Obata

The Record of a Fallen Vampire Vol 2 by Kyo Shirodaira

Yeah, so they were all manga, but still – that’s five books I got out of the pile!  Plus, I also read Vampire Knight Vol 14 because it was on the shelf at the library and I couldn’t resist.  Also finished The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. It was a library book that needed to be returned, so I finished it first (it was short).

Now, as far as the January Jam Jar goes, my potential TBR is listed here.  Since I have cats and using an actual jam jar would mean I’d either have  broken jar or bits of paper with random book titles scattered from here to eternity (or, likely, both), I went with a digital approach.  I have my books listed and numbered in a spreadsheet and used to pick five numbers.  My numbers were: 19, 1, 8, 4, and 13.  That means my first five books for the year are:

19. In Europe’s Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond

1. I Invited Her In

8. Why Kill the Innocent

4. Hot Texas Sunrise

13. Murder on the Orient Express

This is a good mix for me and has the bonus of including two of the ARCs I need to read.  Wish me luck!

What’s on your list for January?

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