January Book Club

THE bells have rung out for New Year and with it comes a new Book List.

My aim this 2018 is to read 60 books.

That’s FIVE books every month.

Maybe it’s a little ambitious, but nothing like a difficult challenge to get the new year rolling, right?

So, the theme this month is RELIGION and PHILOSOPHY.

I’m cheating a little by bringing A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY onto this month’s book list because I didn’t actually manage to get round to it last month.

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I think the small miracles in this book means it qualifies perfectly for this month’s theme.  And perhaps the fact it will be a miracle when I finally finish it.

Coming up second is RUNEMARKS by Joanne M Harris.

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I’ve already spoken about how much I have fallen in love with this author’s work, and her novel The Gospel of Loki.

Runemarks is all about Norse mythology, old gods and faith. It’s also set after The Gospel of Loki and should hopefully tide me over until The Testament of Loki is released in Spring.

I’m hoping this lives up to the high bar The Gospel of Loki has already set.

Up third is EVERY DAY by David Levithan.

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Finally (FINALLY!), I am getting round to reading this book. And I couldn’t be more excited.

A sprinkle of romance, some philosophical thinking and a constant questioning of what makes us us, and Every Day couldn’t fit this month’s theme any better.

I’m hoping to also sneak off at some point to read Will Grayson Will Grayson, which is a collaboration by David Levithan and John Green, but we’ll see how that pans out.

Hopefully this month, I’ll achieve my five book aim.

And on that note, let the challenge begin.

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