Read in January 2015

Wow. What a January!

I attempted to read from the Tournament of Books shortlist in January. And didn’t do too badly considering.

I’ve still got a few ToB books on hold. So I don’t have the fullest of pictures about the books yet. But so far I am rooting for Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing. Partly because I’m all for the underdog and it is a bit of an underdog, up against big ones like Anthony Doerr’s gorgeous All The Light We Cannot See, which pretty much everybody loves and raves about (don’t get me wrong, I loved it too but I just am hoping that Evie Wyld gets it!).

In January I travelled to so very many awesome places – Paris, Saint-Malo, Germany, Myanmar, Nigeria, Austin Texas, Virginia, New York, Naples Italy, the United Kingdom and outer space, Haiti, 1920s Canada and the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.

It is amazing what books can do!

And in February, it is comics month and I cannot wait to tell you all about it!

All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr (ToB shortlist)
Through the Woods – Emily Carroll
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – David Shafer (ToB longlist)
Migratory Animals – Mary Helen Specht
All the Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld (ToB shortlist)
Who ate up all the Shinga? – Park Wan-Suh (Books in Translation Reading Challenge)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater
Dept. of Speculation – Jenny Offill (ToB shortlist)
The Story of a New Name – Elena Ferrante
Silence Once Begun – Jesse Ball (ToB shortlist)
The book of strange new things – Michel Faber (ToB shortlist)
An Untamed State – Roxane Gay (ToB shortlist)
Girl Runner  – Carrie Snyder

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