January Reading List

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Happy New Year! A recently set goal of mine is to increase the number of books I read. I used to read a lot more, but that has slowed down the past few years as life got more hectic. Life is still hectic (more hectic, actually), but I’m not letting myself use it as an excuse anymore.

I have a goal of reading 100 books this year, so to hold myself accountable I wanted to start sharing my monthly reading lists. Each month I will share at least eight of the books that I plan on reading that month.

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January Reading List

Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

This is the book I chose for the first week of my 2019 reading challenge. The theme for week one is to choose a book written by someone local to your area. Kristin Hannah is an Author from the PNW area with a good selection of books to pick from. This one stood out to me from the rest because I liked the title, plus it’s set in the Olympic National Forest which is already a magical place on its own.

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

I stumbled upon this book while looking for something to read for the second theme of my reading challenge. This is the story of a woman and her newly born child as the search for safety after London is submerged in flood waters. This isn’t a very large book and I’ve heard wonderful things about it, so I’m excited to get into this one.

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

I am so excited to dive into this book. I had it on hold at the library but I was number 68 in line, so I went out and bought it instead. I love the way Deborah Harkness writes history and I found myself wanting more of Marcus and Phoebe’s story while reading the All Souls trilogy. If you are a fan of the series, be sure to check this calendar to find out when the TV adapation of A Discovery Of Witches in broadcasting in your country. 

Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

This is a coming of age memoir set in the Pacific Northwest It was one of the most anticipated books from 2018 and was on multiple recommend book list last year.

Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee

This is another book I’ve had a hold at the library for quite a while. I love reading personal development books, especially if they deal with mindset and the brain. Joyful is an exploration of how ordinary objects have powerful effects on our mood.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The cover of this book is what caught my initial attention. This is a dark fantasy novel about three sisters who must fight to the death on their sixteenth birthday to become queen. I love a well-created fantasy world and I find the overall premise of this story interesting. It also looks like this story has elements of magic that I haven’t seen anywhere else, so I’m excited to see what the author does with that. 

The Witches Of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer

Any story that has to do with witches immediately catches my attention, and I love stories that jump between the past and present. This is also a story about three sisters, but instead of trying to kill each other their souls from their past life in Salem and trying to find each other in the present day.  

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

Per the Amazon description, this book is “guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books,” so I obviously had to add it to my list. This is the story of a bookseller who becomes obsessed with discovering the origins of a Victorian watercolor painting that resembles his deceased wife.


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