January Update

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 | 4 comments

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?





  1. Kendra!! Congratulations!!!! I’m so happy for you!

  2. This is more like my usual month! You are a reading machine. And yay to the oven and the bun! How exciting. I can’t wait to hear more 😉 xx

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