In 2018 I am trying to read more in both volume and also expand my literary horizons beyond authors I have been reading for years (whom I love though are not the most diverse). I love reading (particularly science fiction and fantasy) though as I have gotten older I have found my time for reading had diminished. This year I want to read 2 new books a month at minimum and I am using this newsletter in part to keep myself honest and document my reading.
January has been a tough month as we’ve had snow days, which means This One and That One has been home from school. Gone are the days when snow days meant curling up all day with a good book and coffee all-day. Now I am an on-duty parent, which can be magical though not conducive to reading quietly (not yet at-least).
For January I chose two novels that fall within sci-fi though one is a classic, A Wrinkle in Time (http://bit.ly/2np1lCr) by Madeline L'Engle and the other a new entry, the Power (http://bit.ly/2DK2OxZ) by Naomi Alderman.
I read the Power first and while it took we a few chapters to fall into the switching narrative I loved it. Good sci-do turns the world on its head and makes you think. The Power is scifi at its best and is very apropos in our current societal climate.
I am only 1/3 thru A Wrinkle in Time so I fell short of my goal in January (as I said I wanted this newsletter to keep me honest). I am enjoying the book so far it combines the strong familial relationships with a metaphysical component. I am looking forward to completing the novel post-haste to start of my Feburary books. (If anyone has any recommendations please send them along.)