2015 started off with a bang: my husband and I closed on a house the last week of December and spent the first two weeks of January packing and painting and planning our move. As of last week, we're officially residents of a new town, in a new county, about an hour west of where we used to live. We're loving it so far: great restaurants, incredibly nice people, and an awesome independent bookstore. Added bonus: most everything we could need is in walking distance, so we're trying things out as a one-car household for a while, to see if we can make that work.
This is all to say that while January's been a great month so far in a lot of ways, it hasn't included a lot of reading time. But as we start to wave goodbye to the last of the boxes (I think? I hope), and with only a few rooms left to paint (I am seriously so very sick of painting...) I'm looking forward to some more time curled up in front of the fire with a good book:
The Bullet, by Mary Louise Kelly: This is one of those read-in-one-sitting kinds of reads. I barely looked up once I started this story of a 37-year-old woman who has an x-ray only to discover she has a bullet lodged in her neck--and no memory of how it got there. Full review and author interview to come in Shelf Awareness in March.
Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe, by Ritu Sharma: The aforementioned indie bookstore has a book club centered on women and their extraordinary series, and this is their pick for January; it's also right up my alley in terms of what I do for a living, so I can't wait to dive in.
Trigger Warning, by Neil Gaiman: New Gaiman! I'm trying to savor the stories in this collection with limited success--they are just as strange and whimsical as anyone could want them to be, coming from Gaiman. Read Harder Challenge (Collection of Short Stories)