How is January already halfway over? I feel like the year just started. Buffalo is really settling into winter, which is pretty, but THAT WIND. It’s not fun.
Despite the weather (or perhaps because of it?) I’ve been doing some great reading! My first read of the month was Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce, which I can’t say enough good things about. Then I blazed through So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan and The Great Gatsby for Jazz Age January, and I am halfway through Flappers by Judith Mackrell.
I also found myself hankering for a romance novel after listening to the most recent Bookrageous podcast, and I devoured One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean. I still have trouble with how formulaic romance novels are, but I enjoyed this novel more than the first book in the Rules of Scoundrels series, A Rogue by Any Other Name. The heroine is a super-smart lady who wants to be ruined — for science! She’s spunky and bold, and I loved her.
Lastly, I really enjoyed Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder, and I just started reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I loved The People in the Trees, and I’m so excited for Yanagihara’s new book! I was actually a little bit nervous to start it because my expectations are so high.