January Wrap-up

January Wrap-up

Monthly wrap-up This January is full of eh. I’ve had better Januaries. I’m feeling pretty dispirited and as a result unmotivated. I feel like I’ve just been sitting this month out, and I fear it’ll be the same for February. I am totally okay if we collectively decide to cancel February. Or maybe all of 2016.

But, to be a tad more positive: I did get some reading done!

Read in January

  1. Two-Minute Apocalypse by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  2. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  3. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
  4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  5. The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi
  6. A Riot of Goldfish by Kanoko Okamoto

(Sooo the first ‘book’ of the year isn’t an actual book but a short story.) I am surprised at the fact I managed to read four classics in one month. My Classics Club challenge is going well! I’m now at 47 out of 50 classics, eep. And I actually read three books for the Women’s Classic Literature Event!
And then there was A Monster Calls and it was amazing and heart-wrenching. I am falling in love with Patrick Ness’ writing a bit more every time …

Book haul
… and so I bought his whole Chaos Walking series.
Remember that one resolution I made for 2016? The one where I said I’d get my TBR down to 250 books? Yes, haha, so about that… I actually ended up buying seven books in January, and adding another bunch of free ones to my pile. I guess I’ll just have to read a lot this year. With a few more books on the way I’m afraid my TBR is getting close to 300 books again @_@

Reading in February
I have approximately zero reading plans. I am currently reading non-fiction, Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee—A Look Inside North Korea by Jang Jin-Sung, and it’s so good and so terrifying. So I’ll definitely finish that the upcoming week. Lately I am craving some young adult, but I can’t make up my mind on what to read. So I might dig into the Chaos Walking series!

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