January is one of my favorite months for reading, especially in New York City. When it’s snowing out and I don’t even want to bother with the subway or Manhattan, I love curling up in my apartment in Brooklyn with some good coffee and a good book (plus, this adorable little guy, pictured in his winter sweater).
Here’s a little peak into what I’m reading right now—and what I can’t wait to get my hands on.
What I’m Reading
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card: I’ve been in a sci-fi/fantasy mood ever since I finally got around to reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
- What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan: I’m always looking for the next great character-driven psychological thriller with a strong and flawed female lead. I just started this one and am quickly getting hooked.
On My TBR Pile
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: This is a book that certainly needed to be written, and I can’t wait to finally get a chance to read it next month.
- The Merciless 2 by Danielle Vega: Vega’s follow-up to her horror debut has been calling me for a while, though, knowing her, I may have to read it with the lights on.
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: Yes, I know I’m behind, but the problem with reading one of Tartt’s books is that after I finish it, there won’t be any more for me to devour.
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: I snagged this at a conference because I couldn’t get over the cover. Plus, who doesn’t want to read about unrequited love? We’ve all been there.
- RoseBlood by A.G. Howard: I’m obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera, and this one looks absolutely decadent.
- Difficult Women by Roxane Gay: Gay’s sharp writing is just about everything that feminism needs right now. I can’t wait for her latest.
- Seinfeldia by Jennifer Armstrong: I may or may not have re-watched just about every episode of Seinfeld on Hulu in the last year, so Armstrong’s latest is a must to keep me going.