I set my sights high this month! 100 books in the year. I set the same goal last year but changed it when I started my first full time job and was a little overwhelmed. But now that I’ve adjusted to it, I think I can do 8 books a month.
I didn’t do too well in December. I think the first book I read got me all slumpy. I hope I do better this month and am going to try to commit to weekly posts.
The Witches by Stacy Schiff: 3/5 Stars
I thought I was going to love this book more than I did. As a History major, I usually inhale anything about certain time periods and events that I love. But this one just left me in a slump. The actual accounts of the trails themselves were great, but the before and after were just mediocre at best.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik: 5/5 Stars
This book was beyond words fantastic. The conflict in the story was so fantastically done and wrapped up all in one book that I was left awestruck. I loved the focus on the relationship between two best friends rather than an overbearing romance plot, that really stuck out to me. If you haven’t already, PLEASE read this book.
East of West Vol. 1: 5/5 Stars
This got me out of the slump. A quick graphic novel. A space western with an original take on the mythology of the Four Horsemen. I’m looking forward to reading the next one.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: 5/5 Stars
Wow. Can anyone top Neil Gaiman in magical realism? I don’t think so. Once again his book captured my imagination and kept me enthralled in the world of this book. It felt sort of like a nightmare that I was experiencing (but in a good way), I can’t call it a dream due to some of it’s darker parts. It was a very quick read that I actually finished today, but started in December, so I’ll just count it as December.
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
I started this one today and really like it so far.
The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
I started this series forever ago, it’s time to finally finish it.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Splintered by A. G. Howard
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Comment if you’ve read any of these or you just want to share an opinion or a recommendation! They’re always welcome.
May you read everything on your TBR.