January 2016 Reads
I am so grateful that I received three new books for Christmas. I am pretty excited to read all of them, and they have all been added to my to-read list for January. In addition to those three, I also have two books from the library that I need to finish up quickly (due to long waiting lists). Here's what I am reading this month.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
No, this has nothing to do with the Civil War! It actually takes place in my favorite place ever - England. I've seen the movie on Netflix around 80 million times before I even knew that this was a novel. I should've guessed. Anyway, I got this from my sister and I am SO excited to actually read this one.
Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
A library book - and a memoir that's received a lot of attention. It's so interesting thus far, as it explores the lives of the uber wealthy on New York's upper east side... particulary pertaining to childhood and motherhood. It's basically the exact opposite of my upbringing so I am finding it really interesting even if Martin's style of writing isn't exactly my favorite.
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick
Another library book that I thought looked intriguing. So far, it's honestly been a jumbled mess and I am waiting for it to get better. I really want it to get better and I am only on the first few chapters so there is still hope. Basically, Bolick writes in a rush - it's hard to follow her as she jumps from one memory to the next. It explores the idea of marriage and how things would change for the better if there wasn't so much pressure on people, especially women, to get married.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin
While I am still beyond disappointed that George R. R. Martin wrote this instead of finishing his much awaited sixth book (Winds of Winter), I'm still very very grateful to Andy for getting me this book for Christmas. After all, some George R. R. Martin is better than no George R. R. Martin! This book actually takes place before Game of Thrones and I am looking forward to heading back to Westeros once more (especially since I'll be avoiding the now spoiler heavy Game of Thrones TV Show).
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I have been wanting to read this for a really long time - Andy's mom surprised me with it as another Christmas gift. Seriously, I know the best people. I've heard such good things about this book. Hopefully, they are all true!