I listened to Betsy-Tacy and The Tale of Despereaux for the Top 100 Chapter Books Project over at The Estella Society. I only have three books left for the project (that I've been doing since September 2012) and they're all rereads (Pippi Longstocking, Anne of Green Gables, and Charlotte's Web). I already know they're all good so I'm looking forward to these comfort reads over the next month and a half.
I also listened to The Raven Boys (first in Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle) and Wintersmith (third in Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series), both rereads and both definitely comfort reads. They are what is getting me through the horrors of being an American right now. In fact, I'm currently listening to I Shall Wear Midnight (book 4) and I just downloaded The Dream Thieves (book 2). Maybe when I'm done with these series I will start on Harry Potter or Thursday Next relistens!
I have a couple of review books to tell you about -- All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai, Sea Change by Frank Viva, and Shadowsmith by Ross Mackenzie. They were all good for different reasons so I'll see if I can get posts written up in the next week or so to spread the good word!
Finally, I read The Old Curiosity Shop, my first new Dickens in a while, and I loved it. It was almost more like a Wilkie Collins book with its dark plot and vivid characters. I'm glad that this was the one I happened to pick up at the beginning of this month.
Right now I'm finishing up my first climate change book -- The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh. I have SO much to say about it so that will be another post you can look forward to soon. Reading about climate change from a non-Western perspective has made a huge different in how I think about it.
It really felt like I didn't read much this month but this isn't bad. I'm glad I took the time to gather this all together!
What was your favorite read of January?
Putting one foot ahead of the other,