January is finally over! Seriously though, how did January last about 12 years? I’m really not sure what it is about that month that seems like time has stopped moving, but now we are in February and all is right with the world!
I got a lot of reading done in January — 12 books total! I also hauled a buttload of books and was sent some gorgeous ARCs by publishers.
Books I read
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver (review)
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White (review)
Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis (review)
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (review)
Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis (review)
The Deep by Rivers Solomon (review)
Grimm Tales for the Young and Old by Philip Pullman (Goodreads review)
The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold (review)
A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff (review)
Wilder Girls by Rory Powers
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
I read 12 books last month, ranging from 4.5 to 1.5 stars. Things were a little all over the place in terms of ratings! I’ve been pretty good about posting reviews, so go ahead and check out the links for my full thoughts.
My favourite of the month was definitely The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep, while my least favourite was Wilder Girls (which I wanted so desperately to love!).
Books I bought
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
Daughter of the Empire by Janny Wurts and Raymond E. Feist
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
The Serpent and the Bear by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susannah Clarke
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
Listen. I tripped and fell in a bookshop or two. It happens.
The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne
Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova
The Deep by Rivers Solomon
Howling Dark by Christopher Ruocchio
The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith
The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso
Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
I was lucky enough to receive a TON of amazing books this month! I can’t wait to read them all — keep an eye out for reviews coming up!