What I’m Reading Right Now: January

Hello and welcome to 2020!

With the start of the new year, I wanted to dive right in with some bookish content and start a monthly post sharing what I’m reading.

I’m notorious for reading multiple books at a time and after finishing a bunch of books before Christmas I went on a bit of a spree and picked a whole whack of books to start reading. Though, one of these books is one I started months and months ago and have picked back up after a break.

Currently reading

Honeybee by Trista Mateer

I wanted to branch out this year and read more poetry and this one gave me good vibes in the store, so I picked it up. I’ve read through a few of the poems and I’m enjoying it… if that’s the right word. The poems are about love, loss, and heartache which is a pretty universal experience, though coming from an LGBTQ perspective in this case.

Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson

This is an authorized prequel of the classic Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, so tells the story of Anne’s birth, the death of her parents all the way through to her stepping off the train at Bright River to wait for Matthew. This was the book I’d left for a while and I’m planning to write a review when I’m done reading it.

Middlemarch by George Eliot

I joined an online bookclub hosted by a Twitter writer friend and the theme is “large books by women.” I’d say this month’s book definitely falls in that category. I’ve only just started so I know this is going to take more than a month. But I’m glad to have an excuse to read a classic.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Besides poetry, I also wanted to read more nonfiction. A couple months ago I watched the documentary about her life on Netflix and had it in my head to read something of hers eventually. So far I’m very impressed by the writing style and I’m actually enjoying it, despite the fact that it’s about her husband’s sudden death and the serious illness of her daughter.

The Book of Dreams by Nina George

I love Nina George. I reviewed The Little French Bistro in 2018 and I was eagerly awaiting her next book. I was so excited when I ordered it late last year, but I was already reading so many other things that it had to go on my TBR pile. Now I have a chance to read it and I haven’t made it far, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve been reading!

So that’s my list! Maybe this will give you some inspiration for your own reading this month.

What are you reading?

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