January Reading Round-Up.

This is just an update on my 2016 reading challenge. In January I read four books, not a lot I know, but the first book did slow me down. Speaking of the first book, Dangerous Women was an anthology of short stories based on the theme of women… who are dangerous. There are a good range of genres from historical to sci-fi. I found I enjoyed this one more than the other two anthologies edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois , Warriors and Rogues (bet you can’t guess what they are about…). If you are fan of A Song of Ice And Fire, then you may want to check out Dangerous Women for a novella set a couple of centuries before A Game of Thrones.

For my second book of the month, I decided to read a bit of classic literature- The Phantom of the Opera. This one took me by surprise because I didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did. It was a very easy read, with a very concise plot. If you enjoy Arthur Conan Doyle’s horror/ghost stories then this book maybe for you.

The last two books I finished reading are Pokemon themed, volume 2 and volume 3 of the original manga. The manga doesn’t really follow the video games or the anime but has its own, much faster, plot. But there was an Eevee, so these books win bonus points (yes, I am easily won over). With Pokemon celebrating 20 years since the first games were released, rest assured this will not be the last time Pokemon finds its way onto these blog posts.

So there you have it, my first steps on my reading challenge. I’ve kicked off February reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, a fantasy Robin Hood/Ocean’s Eleven kind of story. Stay tuned for another update next month!