One of my goals this year is to read all the physical books on my shelf, and this month I am trying to put a dent in my TBR list.
War and Peace
This book is chunky, and its like carrying a brick around in my handbag, but its pretty entertaining for the first 500 pages or so I have read. The only thing I am struggling with is that there is so many characters, and about 70 pages between each scene, and years pass in that time and I feel like it’s difficult to connect to the characters.
2)The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
I have heard mixed reviews about this books, but it is beautifully written so far! It is a historical fiction, which I don’t read a lot.
3)The Winter and the Witch by Katherine Arden
This is the final instalment of Katherine Arden’s Winternight trilogy, and I am excited and ready to cry!
4)A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
My boyfriend picked this book, and I have to be honest, it’s dense. Dickens was paid by the word- and it shows!
5)The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
I was given this book by my boyfriends mum on holiday, and I have seen mixed reviews of it. So I am excited to read it and see what I think.
6)Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
I loved ‘American Gods’, so I have high hopes for this book.
7) The Shadows of Self by Branden Sanderson
I love the Mistborn world, and I have been meaning to read this new instalment for a while now. I love a good steampunk aesthetic, and the combination of fantasy and steampunk is beautiful!
8) The Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor
I have seen a lot of hype surrounding this book, and I have been meaning to read it for a long time, but I haven’t been bothered. I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but I honestly don’t have high hopes.
9)Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I am slightly ashamed that I have not read this book before, it’s a cultural staple, and I am really excited to read it finally.
10)The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
This is actually a re-read for me, I really enjoyed this book the first time around and I am excited to read it again and pick up bits I missed.
11)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The hype has gotten to me, I am finally giving it a go!
12)Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
The hype is everywhere…
13)The Princess of 72nd Street by Eliane Kraf
I picked this up in a used book store, and I have tried to start it a couple of times, but I can’t seem to get into it, I am hoping to give it a good try and appreciate it for what it is.
14) The New Tsar by Steven Lee Meyers
I love political books, and most of the ones I read are American or European centric, so I am excited to try something new and different.
What are you reading this month?