January (2019) Wrap-up

I was quite worried about what this year would bring and January hasn’t been helpful at all. From failing in exams to having a mental breakdown, January has been quite eventful. Reading wise, I might have exerted myself a bit. I also had to take a break from Instagram because my anxiety was having its beat time looking at all the reading goals and happy challenges (being honest here). But yeah, I am hoping February gives me some good and happy times.

Let’s look at all the books I read this month:

  1. Evidence of Desire by Lexi Blake: A contemporary romance with a lot of lawyers stuff.
  2. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: A multigenerational family saga that focusses on the sex trade in Africa and the struggles black people had to go through for global acceptance.
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: A Historical Fiction that shows the like of Kya a.k.a The Marsh Girl and the murder mystery she finds herself entangled in.
  4. Forever by Judy Blume: A teenager’s exploration of her sexual side during her brief but meaningful relationship.
  5. The Awakening by Kate Chopin: A lonely woman, an unethical affair and an unjust society, The Awakening is a Classic that is powerful and heartbreaking.
  6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: Needs no introduction. Genre: Fantasy
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo: The sequel to the above book.
  8. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo: The third and final book of the above-mentioned series.
  9. The Passenger by Liza Lutz: A case of multiple identities and a gruesome murder that dates back to the protagonist’s teenage years.
  10. The Binding by Bridget Collins: A binder who can bind memories into a book and an unforgettable love story.
  11. Ganga: The Forgotten Goddess by Anuja Chandramouli: The Goddess Ganga and a fictional world around her, that feels quite accurate.
  12. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: One woman’s quest in opening her heart to the world, a reliable friend and a beautiful story of acceptance and healing.
  13. Unraveling the Truth About Love by Addison Cole: Falling in love is just the first step. Riley Banks needs some serious saving and Josh might be that guy- her knight in shining armor. A contemporary Romance with a lot of glamour and glitz.
  14. An ‘Ex’ Ordeal by Nandhini Chandrasekaran: A short story on broken relationships and regrets.
  15. Death of Dreams by Shruti Agarwal: A collection of random musings.
  16. The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace: The final book in the ‘Women are some kind of magic’ series. A lot of voices and verses around themes like healing and letting go. And the element of fantasy is a breath of fresh air.
  17. The Last by Hannah Jameson: A nuclear apocalypse, a group of people stranges in a hotel and a corpse in the water tank. Yeah, grab the popcorn.
  18. Emma by Jane Austen: Emma Woodhouse, the queen of matchmaking and the best kind of observer (will you believe me if I said I am lying?) and an unexpected love story, Austen creates a society with diverse and super annoying characters.
  19. The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami: A collection of short stories, with everyday events and a healthy dose of the unreal. Loved this collection.
  20. Cut: The Death and Life of a Theatre Activist by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu: A theatre activist, his philosophies and principles and a few troubled souls in his life.

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