1st Feb 2015 in Books
For me, January was a month of snow, snoozing and big fat books. I finished 2014 by getting emergency back surgery (which came as a surprise to everyone, me and the doctors included). That meant that January was mostly spent on bed-rest, which was pretty boring but did mean I got a lot of reading done. Thirty books, to be exact! Usually I’d pick a top 3 every month, but I read so many wonderful books that it was too hard to choose. Here are the best:
- Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch – magicians committing and solving crimes in modern London.
- All the Truth That’s In Me, Julie Berry – beautifully-written historical YA.
- Days of Grace, Catherine Hall – I’ve never cried so much at a book.
- NOS4R2, Joe Hill – so vivid and creepy. One of my favourite horror novels.
- Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neill – a terrifying and thoughtful feminist dystopia.
- Girls Will be Girls, Emer O’Toole – get this book for every teenage girl you know. Wish I’d read it when I was 13.
- The Hourglass Factory, Lucy Ribchester – suffragettes and circuses in Victorian London (this isn’t in the photo as I lent it to my mum!)
What were your favourite January reads? Share in the comments below, or on GoodReads.