The Reading Corner: January Edition

Every quarter I plan on doing a little update about what books I’ve read, whether or not I liked them, and what I’m planning on reading next.

January is all about the planning and picking out books to read. Tell me what your plans are in the comments below!


My goals this year focus on getting through the books I already own. I put together a list of books that I want to read this year, but my main focus is the ones that I already own.

There’s a couple of books I may reread so that I can continue on with the series (Kushiel’s Dart for example or Drums of Autumn) but my priority will be new books.

I’d like to get through a total of 20 books this year since I just squeaked through that last year. Ideally, I’d hit 30 but we will see. Like many other things in life, I just have to carve out the time to dedicate to reading rather than the intermittent five minutes here and there. I don’t read as well that way.

A Few Books On The List

  • Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Wang
  • The Collected Stories by Flannery O’Conner
  • Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • How to Survive a Plague by David France
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams

Inspiration For You

#StartOnYourShelfathon – This hashtag came across my Twitter dash and it is the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a while! The whole premise is to read the books that are on your shelf (physical and digital) which is perfect since that’s what I’m aiming for this year. You can read the Welcome Page here and meet Castor, the sloth you’ll be helping out by reading books.

The same folks are also running The Pond-a-thon, which “is a co-operative and narrative-driven readathon where you read books and collect points to protect your friends from the encroaching darkness beyond the Pond.” You get to create a little character, join a team, and

Check out The Quiet Pond on Twitter

What are you planning on reading? How many books are you aiming to read this year? What other reading goals do you have?

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