I wanted to post this earlier in the month, but unfortunately my husband and I spent the past two weeks with horrible colds.
These are the books on my reading list for January. I will review them on at the end of the month.
The first two books are about fairy tales but in different ways.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
by Fredrick Backman
From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales.
I picked up My Grandmother... at Barnes and Noble prior to Christmas when my husband was looking for a book on computer security.
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
by Leigh Bardugo, Sara Kipin (Illustrator)
Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.
I received Language of Thorns for Christmas. It is a gorgeous illustrated volume.
The third book that I'm reading is Jeff VanderMeer's Borne. In a ruined, nameless city of the future, a woman named Rachel, who makes her living as a scavenger, finds a creature she names “Borne” entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic, despotic bear.
Borne was also a Christmas present.