Hooray! The first month of the year is past us! Huzzah! We have survived another month of winter. Not that winter in Texas is cold, really.
But alas, a weather report is not why you are here. You want to know about what I read during the month of January. Onward!
Outlawed by Anna North
A book about a woman who runs away from a potential hanging to join an outlaw gang? I thought I was going to love this book. Alas, it just didn’t resonate with me in any way. Which can sometimes happen. Sorry book. Into the DNF pile you go. 1 Star.
This Place: 150 Years Retold by Various
A graphic novel with the stories of 150 years of Canadian Indigenous history. It was hard to read, and in places I might have cried. No really. I did tear up. There was some terrible stuff happening to these people, and still is happening. And it’s not so different here in America, either. 5 stars.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A witch finds a magic book and a vampire wants said book. That’s a really terrible description of a really great book. I did write a review of all three books in the series. If you want to read that it’s here. Be aware, there are mild spoilers in it. And yes, I do love this book. 5 stars.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
The sequel to A Discovery of Witches. It’s also my favorite book in the series. Big shocker if you read that review I was talking about. 5 stars.
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Yes I read the whole All Souls Trilogy. No I’m not sorry I did it. See said review. Writing said review made me want to read the books again, and I just finish reading them! I have a problem. 5 stars.
The House in the Cerulean in Sea by TJ Klune
This book about a human case worker who goes to check on a house full of magical children is super heart warming. I loved this book. How many times can I say that in this post? I mean really? Did I love every book I read this month? Almost. 5 stars.
And now it’s time for stats!
5 out of 6 books were adventurous. That’s what happens when you read mostly fantasy.
3 slow books? I’ll take it, since I know it’s true.
Yes for longer books! I read a lot of shorter books when I, well, read. But I love longer books too.
Starting off the new year right with one non-fiction book.
Me, read romance? Yes, yes I did. The All Souls trilogy is a fantasy romance series, so these stats make sense.
I 5 starred a lot of books in January. Oops. Well, not oops, because I don’t regret it. You can’t help what you enjoy. And since I read for the enjoyment of it, well, 5 stars all around! Except you Outlawed, you don’t get 5 stars.
What did you read this month that you would give 5 stars to?