I don’t have much to say in terms of wrapping up January. The month mostly consisted of two things. The first was in my personal life: depression. The second was in books: Brandon Sanderson. It’s this second I want to focus on here, because I have a feeling I’m going to be somewhat obsessed and in multi-read mode over the next couple months.
I didn’t expect Words of Radiance to inflame me so strongly. I’d put off reading the book since it came out almost two years ago. There was no way I could predict just how strongly I would fall in love with the book – the sort of falling in love that makes me obsessively read/listen to it over and over and over again, plus inspires me to revisit all my old favorites by Sanderson. As I said, I imagine this will continue for the next few months.
Really, WoR was really just that incredible. And you know what? I love when the year starts out with amazing books. Last year, it was All Joy and No Fun, followed by Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – both books that became favorites for 2015. In 2012, I began the year with Howl’s Moving Castle, which (like WoR) I multi-read (about a half-dozen times). In 2011, it was The Host, another year-favorite. Starting the year off with amazing books just sets the tone right for the whole year! And hmmm…I notice a pattern…every single one of these is an audiobook! Audiobooks FTW!
How was your January?