When I was on vacation in Victoria, British Columbia in July, 2015, I found a fantastic used book store called Russell Books. It is huge and has two locations. I ended up buying too many to take on the plane so had to ship some home. A week or two after I got home, I ordered a few more from there. Last weekend I placed an order for two books – The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough and The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. The Thorn Birds would be a re-read for me as I had read it decades ago. The Luminaries won the Man Booker prize in 2013 and has been recommended by many on Booktube. It is quite the chunker of a book and will be a time commitment so I hope it is as good as it sounds.
So, this weekend I plan on finishing Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo which is the second book in the Grisha series. This completes my planned TBR for January. I have been roaring through the books this month (especially compared to December) and so had the exciting task of figuring out what other book I would like to read this month. Since I still have two weeks left in January, I am picking a big one – The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. This is the second book in the Tea Rose series about a woman doctor practicing in Victorian London. Sounds like there is also a bit of romance to the story.
Again, this should be another relaxing weekend as I have pretty much finished all my errands and chores for the week. I plan on getting together with my sister for a leisurely lunch on Saturday and then curling up under my down blanket (Saturday morning the forecast is minus 40 Celsius with the wind chill) with a cup of tea and my books.
I want to read The Luminaries, as well! I’m not sure if I’d like it so it would definitely be a library book, haha.
When I get around to reading it I will post a review for sure.
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