Happy 2017, my fellow readers!
Are you ready to tackle a new year of reading? I definitely am, and this year my aim is to be a lot more organized. So I'm going back to monthly reading lists. Nothing too strict, and nothing too big (so I can leave plenty of space for impulse reads!), but definitely trying to set myself some direction this year.
That being said, here's what I plan on tackling for January.
I fell in love with Josh Sundquist's writing last year, and I was so excited to see that he had published a new book! I've actually started this on audio, and it's absolutely adorable. I've yet to read a book from the perspective of a blind protagonist, and Will is just a perfectly drawn character. I'd follow him and his quirky personality forever.
I'm a sucker for anything that remotely resembles a fairy tale, so this book really caught my eye. The Bear and the Nightingale is a Russian folklore tale, and it seems like it has just enough magic to really draw me in. I can't wait to read and review this one!
Caraval has gotten pretty stellar reviews across the board, and I was lucky enough to be granted an ARC so I can't wait to see what I think! Again, this book seems like it has magic to spare and that seems like something I'm going to want a lot of this year. Expect a review of this near the end of the month.
From the backlog pile (don't we all have one of those?) I pulled The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. It's my goal to read through as many of the books I already own, and have never touched, as possible this year. This book is a good start so far, because I'm on page 98 and feeling really good about it. Then again, Hoffman has never let me down yet.
Another book from the backlog, because I am SO FAR behind on Stephen King books. Once there was a time when I read every book as it came out. Now, I'm woefully behind. Hopefully we can remedy that this year. This book is... well, weird. For lack of a better word. We'll see how it pans out.
That's all she wrote, folks! We'll see what else I get through this month. I've decided to only work up to 10 books a month, giving myself ample time to fit in whatever my heart desires. Even if that ends up being a binge watch on Netflix instead of reading ;). We do what we must.
What are you looking forward to reading this month?