January’s been an unusual month. I’ve read hardly anything. Instead, I’ve:
a) Worked a lot.
b) Marathoned every single episode of Breaking Bad. Yes, I’m years behind everyone else, and yes, it was clever and dramatic and *amazing*.
c) Been preparing for a life change which is happening soon. (I’ll blog briefly at some point to explain my increasing online absence, but it basically involves an oven and a bun.)
Here’s what I did read. (Three books! Three?!)
- 8 Rivers of Shadow by Leo Hunt — YA fantasy / horror. Sequel to 13 Days of Midnight, which I loved. 8 Rivers picks up Luke’s story a few months after the events of book one, taking us on a new adventure of necromancy, ghosts, danger and wry humour. I liked it a lot (if not quite as much as book one), and hope the wait’s not too long for book three.
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch — Adult sci-fi. I added this to my TBR after seeing it in last year’s Goodreads awards. Blake Crouch wrote the Wayward Pines trilogy, which I haven’t read, but I thought the TV adaptation was ace. Dark Matter follows physicist Jason as he’s abducted and everything he knows gets turned upside down, with twists and turns a-plenty. It got a little silly at times, but was definitely entertaining!
- Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuval — Adult sci-fi, and another one I discovered in the 2016 Goodreads awards. Told solely through interviews and dialogue, it’s the first in a new series following events after a giant robot-like hand is unearthed. I found it interesting enough, but won’t be rushing to read book two.
How did you spend your January?