Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a wonderful day/night 😀
I’m happy to say I managed to read 7 books this month, a great start to the year. I’m right on track with my reading goal this year of 50 books. I’ve had a lot of spare time throughout this month so I made the most of it because it gets busy as before I know it Uni will begin again and I know my reading will go down. I read a nice collection that helped me get back into reading.
How to Catch a Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare
I started off this year with a quick Tessa Dare romance. It was quick, only around 100 pages, and obviously because it was so short the story progressed rather quickly. It definitely kept me engaged, wasn’t my favourite Tessa Dare, but a good kick off for the reading year.
I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry by Halsey
I came across Halsey’s poetry collection when I visited the library and I’m a fan of her music and completely forgot she published this. I finished it that afternoon as I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Halsey (definitely recommend the audio) and I think that definitely help me understand the poetry and emotion behind it. If anything I think the writing style prevented me from having an attachment towards it but hearing her story, the themes, her experience and topics within it was so important that I’m glad I picked it up.
Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
Sadly I didn’t fall in love with this book like her other books I read by her. I do love Laini Taylor’s writing style but just didn’t connect to these three short stories which was a bummer. They definitely were unique and intriguing but just didn’t grasp my attention as well. The illustrations within them were beautiful.
Violet Bend Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey
After finishing Halsey’s poetry collection the audiobook for this was recommended to me so I thought I’d give it a try. Honestly, the cover looked so pretty and calming. I thought it was told beautifully by Lana Del Rey (as she also narrated the audio) and not only did I end up buying the physical copy as I was listening to it the following week I bought the vinyl of the audiobook so I can play it. It just unexpectedly surprised me on how much I liked it.
The Muppet: Sherlock Holmes by Patrick Storck
This was a fun reread (I can’t even remember the last time I read it but it was definitely when I was younger and didn’t really know Sherlock Holmes or understand the jokes) so it was great to read again knowing the story of Sherlock Holmes. I’m glad I hung onto this all these years. This was another quick, fun read as I don’t want to spend all my reading with serious, full on books, gotta have some fun with it.
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
I’m am happy to say that I have finally finished Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray. The audiobook saved me, even though I could have read it on its own, the audiobook motivated me to get through it. Like I knew I would, I did enjoy it but I don’t know when I’ll pick up the next book as it’s another decent length one haha. I did enjoy stepping back into this world, the whole atmosphere and reading about the characters again. Memphis and Theta still take my heart.
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
The last book I read this month was Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer. This graphic novel duology follows on the end of the Lunar Chronicles series pretty much from where it ends in the books. It revolves around the same group of lovable characters and what they’re up to but is told from Iko’s perspective where she’s now trying to help Cinder locate and take down all the rogue wolf hybrids left on Earth. It was great dipping back into this world and didn’t even know this graphic novel existed until I happened to come across it in the library.
I hope everyone’s January reading went well!
Until next time…