January was a very busy month for me, I had my finals at the beginning of the month and then I started an internship, because of that, my reading schedule was a bit disturbed but I am still happy with what I managed to read!
- Clarkesworld 119 ed. by Neil Clarke ★★★
- The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2) by N.K. Jemisin ★★★
- Rosewater by Tade Thompson ★★★★★
- Star Wars: Catalyst by James Lucreno ★★
- The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley ★★★
- Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu ★★★
As you can see, most of my reads were 3 stars which means that I like most of what I read. I should have mini reviews of The Obelisk Gate and Twelve Kings up soon, I had really high expectations for both of them and even if they were good books, they both didn’t met my expectations, I guess sometimes I just want to much from certain books… Rosewater was the hidden gem of this month and I am fairly certain it will end up on my favorites of 2017.
I didn’t finish A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab after reading about third of it. It wasn’t awful but I really didn’t care about the story and I didn’t want to force myself to finish it. I might go back to it in the future if I feel the urge, Schwab’s writing is good and I like the world of this series, it’s just that it wasn’t the right time for me to read this!
Currently Reading & TBR
I finished The Fortress at the End of Time by Joe McDermott a two days ago and I am currently reading The Tempest by Shakespeare in preparation for Miranda & Caliban, Jacqueline Carey latest novel that I also plan to read this month. It’s my first Shakespeare and I’m struggling a bit with the langage since english is not my native tongue and I didn’t get to study Shakespeare. However, I like the story and I have to say that it is quite funny at times! As for the rest of the month, I don’t have many plans so I’ll have to see what I’m in the mood for!
How was your month ?