While I’ll continue to post my monthly reading re-caps—my goal is an ambitious 175 books this year—I thought it would be nice to also focus a bit on the three books I enjoyed the most in the previous month.
For January, that was:
This book had a very dark aesthetic, but I loved so much about it! Janneke was a character I connected with from the first page: she’s scarred and ugly (in her eyes), she’s weak (compared to the goblins around her), she has no magic, and she longs to go back home (she thinks). But she’s the strongest character in the book! I love her smart mouth, her sarcasm, and her kick-butt-and-take-names attitude.
Find out more about this author here.
Unmarriageable, by Soniah Kamal.
Can I say again how much I loved this? I love reading about different cultures, and I love Pride and Prejudice, so this was a win-win read for me. I was fascinated by both the differences and the similarities between this and the original, and I love when a talented author re-does something I love…and does it justice!
Check out the author’s site here.
And Winter of the Witch, by Katherine Arden.
This book. This book. I’ve loved this entire trilogy so much. It’s dark. It’s cold. And the legends and magic are riveting. The layers of history and culture entwine with fantasy to create this fascinating mixture that is almost impossible to put down.
Find out more about the author here—she’s led an interesting life.
One thought on “The Best Books I Read in January (2019)”
Seems like pretty great books! So glad you had awesome reads last month!