What I’m Reading In January

2019! Who would have thought it! This year I’ve challenged myself to read more than I have in a long time- I’ve given myself the goal of a book a week, which doesn’t sound overly ambitious but with life, work and freelancing it could end up being an absolute disaster unless I stick to it and stay consistent! With that in mind, I’ve come up with a list of books that I’d quite like to get through in the month of January! So here goes, my January Reading List…

My book of the month for this book from my Advent Calendar last year was The Last Romeo by Justin Myers. This is one that I’ve got myself stuck into already and I’m enjoying it so far – The Last Romeo follows James, a young man who has recently separated from his boyfriend and who is losing faith in love and dating. He decides to set up a blog, get on a dating website and write about everything – all the dirty details- about his experience dating new people. From what I’ve read, the book is very funny, and I’m really intrigued to see what’s going to happen to James.

A book I’ve actually already finished this month – and reviewed here, if you want to take a look- is Tell Me A Secret by Jane Fallon. I love Jane Fallon and I love her books so this one went down an absolute treat with me. It was an easy read that got me back into reading again after a few weeks off.

I’ve never really been a big audiobook fan but I signed up to Audible at the start of the month and downloaded a book that I’ve had on my reading list for a while now – Normal People by Sally Rooney.I’m really enjoying listening to it so far – the Irish commentary is making me feel as though I’m right there and because the story is so descriptive, I’m able to fully imagine everything that’s happening and draw myself fully into the story.

I’m starting a literature course on the 17thof this month (subject to enough people having signed up for it too!) and one of the books for required reading was Picnic on Hanging Rockby Joan Lindsay. It’s been taking me quite a while to get through this one- the language is quite archaic and old-fashioned, and the story is moving quite slowly, but it’s supposedly a very good piece of literature so I am going to persevere with it and see whether it picks up.

My final read for the month is, of course, a re-read. I’ve set myself the challenge of reading the entire Harry Potter series again this year – it’s been a long time since I’ve read the series and I definitely think it’s about time I experienced the series all over again. Added to my January reading list is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

What are you reading this month? Which books are on your own January Reading List? What should I be adding to my reading list for next month? Let me know in the comments!