I don’t want to jinx anything but so far I’ve been smashing my reading plans and monthly TBR’s. I know my monthly goals aren’t huge but they’re enough for me as I still have to juggle work and applying for lots of other schemes. In total I read 1,013 pages and a total of three books, all of which I hugely enjoyed especially the trashy highlander romance that was Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn. I’m really pleased that I managed to maintain a steady reading pace and that have yet to fall into a slump, but like I said I don’t want to jinx anything! February’s TBR is dedicated to all the series I’ve been told to read millions of times, so fingers crossed that I love them as much as everyone else.
January Wrap Up
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I wanted to re-read this before I watched the film as it had been years since I’d read it last. I’d forgotten how much I adored this story and how heartwarmingly wonderful its characters are, everything about it just makes me so happy.
- A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion – Something a little different, Didion was one of my new favourites of last year so be prepared to see more of her books being featured here on the blog. This is such a heartbreaking and emotionally raw read as Didion discusses her relationship with grief after the passing of both her husband and daughter.
- Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn – This was our Reading Between the Wines book of the month and its was everything we expected. I chose this book when myself and a friend were a little intoxicated in a pub in Scotland, and its the best drunken decision I’ve ever made. It was a wonderfully cheesy, cringeworthy and saucy read and was also the perfect book to start the year with.
- Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion – This is our Reading Between the Wines book club’s book for the month of February and is a collection of essays by the wonderful Joan Didion. This is one of her most praised pieces so I really hope that it lives up to all my high expectations.
- Truthwitch by Susan Denard – This has been on my radar for years and this one stood out when I saw looking through my bookshelves at what to read next. I’m ready for a bit of fantasy!
- Scythe by Neal Shusterman – After my last post, I received so many comments saying how wonderful this series was so it’s about time I pick it up. I’m already about 20% in and I am really curious about this futuristic world and the whole concept of Sycthe’s!
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber – I read this book last year and fell utterly in love with it, sad thing is I’ve totally forgotten everything that happens in it! So my plan is to re-read it and hopefully continue with the rest of the series.