I started 2019 with more books on my TBR then I could possibly ever read. So, that meant I had to read more. I finished my 11 book list (although Amber & Dust was barely finished on time) and managed to read an additional three books. I also started Six of Crows. I probably would have had enough time to finish it this month if I was not burnt out on reading. So, I took a break the last week and will pick up Six of Crows in February, even though it is not on my official TBR list then either.
January was focused on finishing Mark Lawrence's books. As he so nicely pointed out to me on Twitter, I still have not tackled his short story collection. Do not be surprised if you see a review for them pop up now and then. I love the way he write short stories and plan to read them. He also has quite a few books releasing this year. He is one of those authors that never allows you to catch up on their work.
I also focused a lot on Marie Lu. I am almost finished with her books. There are two more books and her graphic novels that I will be reading in February. I am excited for all of them.
What was your favorite read for January? Link up the review if you have one.
Waiting on Wednesday is a series that is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday I will present a new book that I am waiting to be released. This is a way to help me to stay current on my favorite authors and to let you know what to expect in 2019 and beyond.
Charlie Jane Anders is releasing her next novel on February 12th of this year. The City in the Middle of the Night is a science fiction novel that sounds absolutely epic.
The planet is dying. On one side of the planet you have night and death. On the other side you have day. Sophie has been exiled to the night side of the planet. With this exile she is sentenced to death. Except she does not die. She forms a bond with the beasts who roam the ice. Then she reluctantly starts a revolution.
Between the amazing cover and the amazing description I am already hooked. I think this book will be one that I end up reading in hard cover. I also plan on bing reading the rest of Charlie Jane Anders's novels soon. I have not read any of her prior work, which is an oversight I plan to correct.
Do you ever wish that you could just go away for a year and do nothing but read? Although, even then I do not think I would get through all the books that I want to read.
On Friday night I was looking at Twitter and saw another book blogger post about a readathon. It is 24in48 a biyearly readathon where you read 24 hours within two days. As it started I decided to join in. With no prep I managed to read for 12 1/2 hours this weekend. I finished one book and read a bonus book. The reading was a lot of fun, but it was more fun to connect with other readers through social media. I plan on joining again. The think I love about readathons is that they unite readers. Reading is such a solitary experience, that I enjoy when I get to use my passion to connect with others. I call my blog The Book Recluse for a reason - I do not get out much. Part of this is that I am not a social person. Part of this is that I am a single mother. I cannot remember what a social life is like - so thank you for all of you who connect with me via social media!
I am nearly completely finished with my January reading list. I just need to read the last hundred pages in Amber & Dusk. At some point I will force myself to read this this week. This book is just not clicking with me. This week I finished The Young Elites by Marie Lu, Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen, The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence, and The Gilded Wolves by Roshiani Choshi.
This last week of January is almost a free reading week. My February TBR does not start until Friday, which means days of let loose reading. I have a few books that I have been meaning to pick up. The Gilded Wolves was one. I also packed Six of Crows that I plan to start. I also plan to finish my audiobook Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler. And at some point I need to finish Amber & Dust (I am just too close to DNF it - sigh). I will probably also start another audiobook. It will either be the third book in Jeff Wheeler's series or Becoming by Michelle Obama. Can you guess which one will probably win?
In totally I have read 12 books. Although, Goodreads shows only 11, so I need to see what book I forgot to list is. Yeah my reading planner - amazing. However, I already have book reviews well into the February space, so I may run out before the end of the year. Book Blogger problems - right?
How was your January reading? Link up your wrap ups. I would love to check them out!!
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