Well, January was not my best reading month ever, but it started out really good. I am not sure what happened. I lost momentum about halfway through. January has always been one of my slowest reading months, but I always thought it was because I read so much in the months leading up to it that I got kind of burned out. Since 2013 was a really, really slow reading year that doesn't really fly this time around. Here we are in February, though, and I will hopefully get to some good stuff! I am planning a graphic novel evening if all works out. I will do an actual wrap-up for January probably tomorrow. I want to get back in the habit of wrapping up my months.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Year
Well, I started Kilmeny of the Orchard this week but haven't got very far into it. It is technically not my next read, that would be Anne of Avonlea, but where I am listening to that one on audio and have a couple audio commitments to get to first, I decided to keep the momentum going. I also started the next short story collection.
Graphic Novel Year
I kicked off Graphic Novel month with Runaways - Volume 2: Teenage Wasteland. I like this series, but it is not blowing me away. My library doesn't have it and I am not sure I want to buy them all... We will see what happens...
Other Reading Projects
I don't have anything to say on this topic, but if I leave it out I won't remember to do it when I do have something to say!
The Black Flower by Howard Bahr counts for the Audiobook Challenge and the Historical Fiction Challenge.
The Runaways - Volume 2: Teenage Wasteland counts for the Graphic Novel Challenge.
I finished The Black Flower and was surprised by how much I liked it. I also listened to the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I got for free on Audible and will review it next week. Currently I am listening to The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley. This is my very first review copy audio! It is also a reread for me that might make me want to reread all of Kearsley's books...
Abaddon's Gate by James. S.A. Corey
What Makes This Book so Great by Jo Walton
Kilmeny of the Orchard by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Thorn by Intisar Khanani
I am going to have lots to say about this one... I hate reviewing second books in trilogies because I hate having too many spoilers... I have heard that there is no guaranteed book 3 if this book doesn't do well. Can everyone go buy this book and book 1, please?
I will review this next week.
Fun, but nothing amazing. I haven't reviewed any graphic novels yet this year. I have to decide on a strategy!
Graphic Novel February - The Books
Rambling About: What Makes This Book so Great by Jo Walton
Audiobook Review: The Black Flower by Howard Bahr
Coincidence by J.W. Ironmonger