January is finally over and done with guys! We are now 1/12 of the way through 2020 – how do you feel?
January was a really good reading month for me, I managed to read a total of 8 books – even finishing one on the last day of January!
This month might be a bit slow, reading wise. Uni is now in full swing, assignment due dates are popping up and life will generally be getting a tad busier.
That said, here’s a list of the books I want to read this month:
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (Paperback) – I had the proof for this and never got past the first quarter of the book. With the paperback release, I’m going to try and pick this up again and finish this chunky book!
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
The Foundling by Stacey Halls (Ebook) – slightly cheating as I’ve already read about a 10th of this, but I loved Stacey’s first book, The Familiars and so am excited to read this!
Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst – that Clara has died in care – the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed – by her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl – and why. Less than a mile from Bess’ lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend – an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital – persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.
From the bestselling author of The Familiars, and set against the vibrant backdrop of Georgian London, The Foundling explores families, secrets, class, equality, power and the meaning of motherhood.
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth (Paperback) – I made progress with this last month – will I finish it this month?
Six years ago, sisters Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were swept away to a strange and beautiful kingdom called the Woodlands, where they lived for years. But ever since they returned to their lives in post-WWII England, they have struggled to adjust.
Ev desperately wants to return to the Woodlands, and Philippa just wants to move on. When Ev goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.
Walking the line between where fantasy and reality meet, this lyrical and magical novel is, above all else, an exploration of loss and healing, and what it means to find where you belong.
I’ve not added audio books to my list this month as I’m focusing on catching up with some podcasts from last year, in particular The Slumbering Sloths Book Nook produced by Emma Ronan, you can check out her podcast on Apple or on Spotify.
Are you setting yourself a mini TBR for this month? Let me know in the comments below what you’ve added to your list!