Hello, everyone! As is tradition, this is the part where I post about the books I have chosen to read for the month. The Required Reading Challenge was hosted by Tina of I Like It Dog-Eared, but this year, she has decided to retire it. Since I (still) find having a required reading list each month convenient and practicable for my own purposes, I have decided to continue the challenge, and I hope Tina will not mind if I adopt it. 😉
But first, a quick recap of how my December reading fared, albeit the holiday busyness and rush. I only required myself to read one book last month, so it was was easily accomplished. My True Love Gave To Me (4/5 stars) was a truly satisfying read, and it made my holidays even more enjoyable. It also was a perfect cap to my awesome reading year considering that short story anthologies were one of the highlights of my 2014.
Now, on to my reading list for the first month of the new year!
I really had a great reading experience year last year, having read mostly 4 and 5 star books, and I hope to continue that streak this 2015. In pursuance of my reading goal this year, I have chosen only 2 full-length books — one, a book club read and the other a previously scheduled buddy read — and 2 short stories which are also the featured stories on The Short Story Station.
- The Whore of Mensa by Woody Allen. A hilarious short story about crime and literature. (TSSS Featured Story)
- The Dog Eaters by Leoncio P. Deriada. A short story by an Ilonggo author about marriage and disillusionment. (TSSS Featured Story)
- Ghostwritten: A Novel by David Mitchell. Another read-along with my Cloud Atlas buddies.
- Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool. The TFG Book of the Month.
I have already started the last two titles and I am enjoying them so far. This year in reading will going to be great. I can already sense it! 🙂