January TBR

As I’ve posted on my 2017 Bookish Resolutions, I’m participating in readsleeprepeat and booksandladders‘ reading challenges this year. In additional, I’m also doing the Charity Books Challenge (where I get books from thrift stores and public libraries) and Review Writing Challenge (basically I just try to write as many book reviews as I can).

So for the month of January here are the prompts and the books I’m going to read:

  • Diverse folklore or mythology (Diverse Reads Books)
  • Bird on cover (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

I thought I’d hit two birds with one stone (get it, bird on the cover, hahahah) with Deathless by Catherynn M. Valente, which has always been on my TBR anyway so might as well read it this month. For those who are not familiar with this tumblr fave, it is about Russian folklore figure Koschei, an evil immortal being haunting young women.

  • Book set in Latin America (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

For this one I browsed my local library’s records and found The Time of the Hero which takes place in Peru, written by local author Mario Vargas Llosa. I’ve heard this Nobel Prize-winning book had been burned by the school it was based on.

  • Adult SFF Book (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

I’ve read the first chapter of Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen so I thought might as well continue reading. I’m still unsure whether this book is a science fiction, fantasy, or a mix of both.

  • Book About a Road Trip (52 Weeks, 52 Books)

Tripping to Somewhere by Kristopher Reisz which is, I think, the most interesting book in my TBR for this month. I’ve had a difficult time looking for this book; searching in libraries, major and local bookstores, other websites have it for $50 which is pretty ridiculous, but I did ask a fellow reader at Goodreads for her copy.