So here are the books I read in January that I haven’t talked about.
So Long See You Tomorrow – William Maxwell
Apparently I’ve read this before. It’s on my ‘read’ shelf on Goodreads but I couldn’t quite remember anything about it. But that doesn’t mean it’s a forgettable book. Instead it is gorgeously written, it is heartbreakingly sad, it is just an absolute beauty.
The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
It took me quite a while to read this collection of short stories, and I’m not quite sure what to write about it. I know that there’s been plenty of praise for it, but for me, it wasn’t quite a right fit.
The Magicians -Lev Grossman
A Monstrous Regiment of Women – Laurie R King
Sinner (Wayfarer Redemption #4) – Sara Douglass
Pilgrim (Wayfarer Redemption #5) – Sara Douglass
Crusader (Wayfarer Redemption #6) – Sara Douglass
Now these may be labelled books 4 to 6 in the series, but they aren’t really books 4 to 6 if the main characters in the first 3 books are the main characters anymore… Instead, the focus is on the children of Axis and Azhure, especially Drago, the shunned child, the traitor who loses his powers and immortality. It surprised me, and it had such heart, but it wasn’t as good as the first three books.
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea – Jules Verne
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword – Barry Deutsch
The Walking Dead vol 2 – Robert Kirkman et al
Serenity: the Shepherd’s Tale – Joss Whedon et al
Shepherd Book was a rather mysterious on the Firefly series, so it was pretty fun to learn about his history. I wasn’t quite fond of the illustration style though…