Ah, January. An interesting month indeed. The month that brings about hope of change and new beginnings. For me, the first half of the month was spent in bed attempting to recover from mono. Who did I ring in the new year with? The cast of RENT. Singing along to my favourite tunes and declaring “No day but today.”
Thankfully I’m back at work now. I mean, sort of thankfully. I definitely was enjoying laying in bed reading all the time! Even though I also felt like crap… Whatever. BOOKS!
Because I’ve been sick and very tired all the time, I’ve been mostly at home reading when I’m not working. The result? I’m several books ahead on my Goodreads challenge! The other result? I’ve done almost absolutely nothing else of note in January. I mean, I participated in the Bout of Books readathon and went to the Women’s March in my city. So that’s two things!! Anyway… Let’s get to the books!
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Gods, this book is good. Heartbreaking, beautiful, you know. That sort of thing. It’s the story of a couple torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Check out my review for my thoughts!
Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges #2) by Stephen King
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Wintersong (#1) by S. Jae-Jones
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The Final Girls by Riley Sagar
This was quite the thrill ride that kept me guessing the whole time! There were tons of twists and turns and I never saw them coming (and it wasn’t because they were ridiculous and stupid, which it a problem I have with some thrillers). However, I’m not 100% sure how I feel about the ending. But this was definitely a solid four star read!
On Fuelled by Fiction:
- My Year in Book Feat. Pie Charts!
- Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
- The 5 Best Books I Read in 2017
- Affirmative Consent, Toxic Masculinity, and Aziz Ansari
- Finders Keepers by Stephen King
- 8 Exciting February New Book Releases!
Sadly, author Ursula Le Guin passed away this month. If you are interested in checking out her work (you should!) I’ve reviewed a couple for them!
On Book Riot
The Life Things
I participated in Bout of Books 21 and read four books!
I went to my local Women’s March. There wasn’t any actual marching, but it was amazing and then I went home and slept forever #monobody.
What did you get up to in January?
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.