During January, I read and reviewed the following books:
- [5 Jan] The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
- [7 Jan] The Awakened Kingdom by N.K. Jemisin
- [12 Jan] Spell/Sword by G. Derek Adams
- [14 Jan] Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova
- [19 Jan] Joy Street by Laura Foley
- [21 Jan] City of Illusions by Ursula K. LeGuin
- [26 Jan] The Girl With All the Gifts by Mike Carey
January was a busy month, and February is about to become even busier. My reviews in the coming month might be a bit more spread out than usual, because I’m going to be having a couple friends visit from out of town, and I’ll be spending more time visiting and less time reading and writing new blog posts. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to connect with people whom I don’t have the opportunity to see very often. That being said, I’m going to start off the month with a couple mini-reviews of books that I read before the holidays and haven’t written about yet. They’re not quite as fresh in my mind still as I’d like them to be, but they were good books and I’d still like to share some of my impressions about them. I’ve also got a couple vintage sci-fi novels coming up (I got behind on Vintage Sci-Fi Month, but that’s okay, because vintage sci-fi novels are great fun all year long).
I’m also focusing more on my TBR pile rather than on new books for at least the first part of this year. I’ve got a significant number of books from Book Expo/review copies/gifts/purchases, so I’m shying away from doing tours and bringing in more (physical) review copies for a bit so I can focus on some of the books that I’ve been wanting to read for ages. I want to bring back that feeling of spontaneously discovering books based on what kind of mood I’m in, and overscheduling myself makes that so much harder.
How was January for you? Have you discovered any fun new books? What are your upcoming reading plans?