All right, so we're more than a week into February and I'm just starting to think about what I want to read this month. Hear me out--I'm in two English classes, and we've been reading pretty quickly in both of them. But, even though I really enjoyed both books we've read this week (Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart), it's always more fun to read a book you've picked out, right? Right. Here are some books I'm picking out to read this month.
Last November, the only thing that got me through the last book in the Lunar Chronicles was the thought of this collection of short stories coming out in February. Now that it's here, I don't know what's going to get me through this one! I'm so attached to these characters. Is it too soon to start a re-read of this series? I've already read one story in this collection, about Scarlet's grandmother when Scarlet is really young (and things happen, but a description of these things would spoil the rest of the series). I enjoyed it a lot. I think there are a few other short stories set in a "before the books" time, and then there's an epilogue story, a few years (years? maybe months? or more? I don't know) after the events of Winter. I can't wait to read it, but I'm dreading this series actually being over.
This one may or may not come with a few other books attached. I've been wanting to read Sepetys' other books for a long time; I just haven't gotten around to them yet. I'm thinking I can start with this new one, and if I like it, move on to her others. This one's inspired by the "single greatest tragedy in maritime history," so it should be a super happy book.
I guess I'm just looking for sad books this month. This one's about a girl who gets a job taking care of a quadriplegic and--do you need to know any more before you start crying? I don't think so. The movie's coming out in June, so I have plenty of time to read this and recover from whatever emotions I have (the overwhelming consensus is that this book will rip your heart into pieces. Another fun read).
I think those are all the books I want to plan to read this month--I've got a busy few weeks coming up, so who knows when I'll get time to read? I do have a few from January that I didn't read, so we'll see if I get around to those. Happy reading!