My reading in January went surprisingly well. I finished all but one of the books on my TBR from last month, but I’ll finish it soon. I ended up reading 9 books, and over 25 issues of comics (some single, some collected in volumes). Not too shabby for the start of the year!
Now let’s move on to my overly ambitious pile for February!
From top to bottom:
- Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older – I read Salsa Nocturna by this author last month, and went and bought his new book as soon as I could.
- Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach – This is the third and last book in the Paradox Trilogy, and it’s been bugging me that I haven’t read it. Especially since I FLEW through the other books.
- Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley – I’ve never read any Mosley, and he’s such a popular author, so I want to check him out. This one seems to be stories about an ex-convict named Socrates. I’m really excited. (Also, a whole bunch of Mosley is available on Oyster, including this one. I love when I can double-up on formats while reading.)
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – I have been hearing nothing but amazing things about this book.
- The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – The wait has been KILLING me! I just might start this one today. I’m so excited for more Don and Rosie.
- The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord – Sci-fi and aliens, and I think maybe a love story… that’s really all I need to know.
- The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg – Been wanting to read this graphic novel for a while. It better be good, the damn thing is huge.
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Sooooo… I’m doing a War & Peace readalong for the next three months. The honeyman is away, I have nothing but time. Why the hell not. So this doesn’t technically count for this month since I won’t finish it till April, but I figured I’d mention it.
On Oyster / Kindle / Audible:
- Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit – Feminist-y reads, yay. (Oyster)
- Strange New Worlds by Ray Jayawardhana – Science pick, about the search for other habitable planets. Right up my alley. (Oyster)
- An Untamed State by Roxane Gay – Because it’s been too long since I’ve read Gay’s Bad Feminist and I want to read more of her stuff. (Kindle)
- Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik – I guess this looks are ten or eleven materials (glass, rock, chocolate, etc) and goes into the history and science of such things? Whatever, it sounds like fun, and it was only $3. (Audible)
And of course, there are many many other comics and such I’ll be working on reading. I need to catch up.
Alright, so this seems like a bit much. But I have a lot more quiet time at home now, so you know. Reading. And I’ll have my birthday off later this month, and hopefully I’ll just read alllll day. Oh, and on a diversity note: Out of the 11 books I hope to read this month, 7 are by non-white authors, and 6 are by ladies.
What are you guys looking forward to this month?