I have to say, I really like January. After the crazy-ness that ensues as a result of the holidays, it's nice to have an entire month to calm down a little bit. As a matter of fact, I calmed down so much that I read like 9 books, which is probably more than I read in November and December combined.
One of my goals this year is to be a better blogger, so here's the beginning of that attempt. Even if it's not a full review, hopefully I'll be posting something to tickle your book and music tastebuds each week. So, without further ado, here's a list of some of my favorite books I read in January.
1. Ketchup Clouds - Annabel Piltcher
This was a great book - so great in fact that a review will be coming your way next week.
2. The Impossible Knife of Memory - Laurie Halse Anderson
This book was everything I didn't know I needed until I read it. I'm affected by books, but rarely am I as affected by them as I was by this one.
3. Life is Outer Space - Melissa Keil
On my to-read pile since the dawn of time, I swear. I finally read this over the weekend and I adored it. Like a Rosie Project for teens. I LOVED it. (P.S. Ignore the weirdness of the US cover and just look at the Australian version. It's the best one.)
Books I'm looking forward to reading (out but I haven't read yet):
1. Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge
Seriously. Beauty and the Beast retellings get to me - set it in a dystopian world and I'm yours.
2. No One Else Can Have You - Kathleen Hale
This sounds like a David Lynch novel. I love everything about the description. Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.
3. The Avery Shaw Experiment - Kelly Oram
This book sound hilarious. Very teen, and hopefully very funny. Also, a good deal on kindle.
Albums I cannot stop listening to:
1. Pure Heroine - Lorde
I've been sucked in, but this chick's vocals and bass line make me feel like I should be floating in space. And that's pretty cool. Favorite tracks: Ribs, Team, A World Alone
2. All the Little Lights - Passenger
Passenger is kind of a songwriting god. I especially love The Wrong Direction and I Hate
Album I cannot wait for:
Pale Sun Rose - Matthew and the Atlas
All I have to say is: this is a lesson in patience.
Until next time,