I love starting a new series. I love reading fantasy novels in the middle of winter. So what better way to start out the new year than with a new (to me!) fantasy series?!
This has been on my shelf for some time now and I am totally curious to see what everyone has been talking about. I’ve heard enough about it that there probably won’t be many surprises but I still can’t wait to be swept away to a different world.
Goodreads Group Reads
My groups selected a couple of books I highly recommend to start out the year. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini is heart-breaking, at times brutal, yet beautiful as well. A story of family and friendship in war-torn Afghanistan. Personally, this is my favorite of Hosseini’s works. If you’re looking for a big classic to kick-start 2021, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy definitely fits the bill! A word of advice: be sure to find a copy of character names and their titles/nicknames to keep with you when you start this. It seemed like every person went by four or five different names and I found it pretty confusing at first! Plus, we’re not in school anymore, it’s perfectly okay to have a cheat sheet!! 😀
May 2021 bring lots of great reading experiences your way! Stay safe and Happy Reading!