Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident, books, Celeste Ng, Eoin Colfer, Heinrich Böll, His Majesty's Dragons Series, Irisches Tagebuch, JRR Tolkien, Little Fires Everywhere, Mario Vargas Llosa, Naomi Novik, Quién mató a Palomino Molero, reading, reading goals, Robin Lane Fox, TBR, The Two Towers, Thoughtful Gardening, Throne of Jade
New year, new month, new (tentative) TBR!
This month, I have a good selection of recently acquired books as well as some that have been in my collection for quite a while. I’m also trying to make a head start with my 2019 goals, but I suspect I might have picked too many books already… .
My January reads include:
Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident (reread; last read ca. 2003)
A reread that I started late in 2018 and want to finish off (I had about 90 pages to go and have since finished this as my first read of 2019).
Celeste Ng – Little Fires Everywhere
Bought this on a whim with a gift card I got for Christmas, which is why I’m now eager to read it.
Robin Lane Fox – Thoughtful Gardening
Another one of my Christmas books that I really want to get to sooner rather than later. I’m not entirely sure whether I want to finish it this month or read it seasonally, but since the book actually begins with winter, I want to at least start it.
Mario Vargas Llosa – Quién mató a Palomino Molero? (Who killed Palomino Molero?)
Spanish pick of the month! I know next to nothing about this book, but who cares? (I did decide, however, that it would probably be easier to start my “one Spanish book per month” with a reasonably contemporary prose pick rather than with poetry.)
JRR Tolkien – The Two Towers (reread) OR Naomi Novik – Throne of Jade
Let’s be honest: I’ll probably pick up at least one fantasy book this month, and these two are both sequels to books I read in December.
Heinrich Böll – Irisches Tagebuch (Irish Journal)
My German pick of the month. Early 1950s travel writing that sparked the German post-war obsession with Ireland. (I also got this from my dad for Christmas years ago and think it’s time I finally read this.)