Reading List 2015: January

... Because I love picking books to read for the month! :)

But before my reading list for the first month of 2015, here's a recap of my December reading:

  • Twelfth Night: or, What You Will by William Shakespeare - My very first Shakespeare play. Not too bloody. Heh. 4/5
  • Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman - Volume 6 of the Sandman series. Just as awesome as the previous ones. 5/5
  • Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman - Supposedly a retelling but I didn't find anything really new. 4/5
  • The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman - The retelling of the year. 5/5

I know, I did promise to read the entire Sandman series before the year is over, but at some point while reading Brief Lives, the seventh installment, I felt that I needed to cleanse my palate. I will still read the rest of the series this year, and this time, it will serve as the ice-breaker when I've had too much literary stuff between my ears.

Now, for my January reading list:

  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - Bought this hardbound copy at Books Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann City, SG during our recent trip. It's the 2014 Man Booker winner, so I'm psyched to read it!
  • Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano - Modiano is the 2014 Nobel awardee for literature, and to be honest, I knew nothing about him before the Nobel win. I found this book also at Books Kinokuniya, which contains three of Modiano's novellas translated from the French by Mark Pollizzoti: Afterimage, Suspended Sentences, and Flowers of Ruin
  • Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool - The book club's book for the month. Genre is middle grade lit, discussion to be moderated by Louize

Happy January, all! :)


bennardfajardo said…
I quite enjoyed Patrick Modiano's writing when I read Missing Person although I want to know what you think of Suspended Sentences. This book has been in my cart for weeks now.
Monique said…
BENNY: I'll let you know right away. :)

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