It’s winter and we don’t have long until Christmas! I love the warm fuzzy feeling of this time of year but January and February are usually a bit of a struggle so I’m going to fill it with great books!
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye – December
I didn’t get to this at the end of last month, I’ve just started it. It’s good, I like the writing style, it’s a twist on Jane Eyre, the heroine is obsessed with the book and finds herself in a similar situation to Jane herself.
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett – December
I wanted to read something Christmasy and this is perfect! I haven’t read it for years, it makes me lugh so much. The Hogfather has been killed by an insane assassin so Death had to take over his duties on the most important night of the year.
The Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski – December/January
This is the second collection of short stories in The Witcher series, they’re set before the events of the main story. I really enjoyed the first book so I’m looking forward to these.
Jingo by Terry Pratchett – January
The Discworld is at war, and as the armies march towards each other Commander Vimes faces unpleasant foes who are out to get him. I think the City Watch books might be my favourite, I love the chaos of Ankh-Morpork.
Abandoned Child by Kitty Neale – January
Penny’s childhood was spent in the shadows of her mother s business schemes, feeling alone and unimportant. It fell to Lorna, her mother’s acquaintance, to take care of the lonely little girl, but the rejection always cut deep. When Penny was sixteen she left home with her cousin and moved to London but they get into some serious trouble.
We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet – January/February
I’ve borrowed this from my Mum, it looks really good and incredibly emotional. It’s set in WWII on the south coast of England which is where I live, it’s a story about the love we feel for our children and how that can endure anything.
The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett – February
Rincewind is back and he’s trying to save the Discworld’s last continent. He’s the only hero left so it’s down to him and his luggage to save the day!
Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski – February
For over a century humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves have lived relatively peacefully together, but times have changed and the uneasy peace is over. War is brewing and a powerful child is being hunted for her powers. It’s up to Geralt to find her and protect her.
Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies by Hayley Nolan – February
I don’t read non-fiction often but I am really looking forward to this. A new analysis of one of history’s most misrepresented women. I’ve been drawn to Anne Boleyn since I started reading Philippa Gregory’s books about the Tudors, I’m fully aware that they’re fiction but they sparked my interest. I’m really excited to read this!