Last week I told you that I had started Partitions by Amit Majmudar but unfortunately as much as I wanted to be totally swept into the story I found I couldn’t get into it. It had almost a dreamy quality that I think would have worked really well for another type of story. To top it off the book was due back at the library so I couldn’t finish it on time.
I can’t believe it, barely into the year and already a DNF. Oh well.
But, like I said yesterday I read a great story by Jojo Moyes which I’ll tell you more about soon and I’ve started another interesting book, The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson. I remember when there was quite a bit of buzz going on the blogosphere about this book but as it’s been a while I had forgotten what the book is about and so I went into it without knowing much. So far, I’m really enjoying it and I can’t wait to find out what the big secret is.
I’m hoping to finish this book soon though because I’ve got to get started on Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein for my mystery book group. I’m leading the discussion so I better get with it. I don’t know why but the past few months I’ve stopped reading several books at the same time. I sort of miss having several books to juggle but in a way it’s kind of nice to just devote myself to one book. We’ll see when I change my mind about that.
Oh and a bit later on in the month I know I’ll be picking up The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larson because the Slaves of Golconda have chosen this one for the first read of the year. Yes, I’m putting this on my calendar and hoping to join the discussion.
So that’s a bit of what is on the radar for me. What books are you hoping to read this month?