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Bookish Resolutions

Bookish Resolutions

I’m not one for waiting for the first of the new year to start making improvements for myself, or life in general. For a few of these I just thought of them, or the new year just makes a nice starting point.

January TBR

January TBR

Well, I got a few books for Christmas, and have several more veteran books on my shelf waiting for their chance to be read. Let’s see what I can get to in January. I’m still going to pick only 6 books, I figure this will leave room for a mood read or 2. I’m also going to not roll over my TBR into the next month. I mean I’m not leaving any books unstarted, on my TBR for the next. I usually don’t get a chance to go back, so if I am able, I can just pick one of the books up as a mood read.

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti is less than 100 pages, so you will have nearly no issues finishing it in one day. (Notice I said nearly, because you never know what life will throw at you.) The other reason you may be propelled through the story is wondering where it all leads or seeking answers to some questions you may have about the plot.

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

This story is about the chosen one dying, and now everyone is going to die. Except his good friend who trained with him picks up his friend’s mantle, and goes on a journey to try and save everyone’s lives. The prophecy, which sees the chosen one as the only person who would succeed doesn’t include his friend. Although there is at least one prophet who has seen him take up his friend’s quest, but we don’t meet this prophet until the end of this book.

Orson by David Delaney

Orson by David Delaney

I found the story interesting. I haven’t read many shifter type stories, but here we are. Orson is a shifter and doesn’t know it. His girlfriend’s mom explains, she believes he carried the gene but it was dormant until him and his girlfriend kissed and exchanged bodily fluids. (Clears throat.) Once he was exposed to the gene, carried by his girlfriend who has been a shifter since she was little, his shifter abilities awoke.

Gunslinger by Stephen King

Gunslinger by Stephen King

I did find the history of the gunslinger interesting. How this particular gunslinger came to be anyway. I can’t speak for some of the others. So, apparently, there is only one teacher for boys to become gunslingers. If they fail to become a gunslinger, they are dead, and the family line of gunslingers ends. Obviously, this will eventually lead to one last gunslinger, and this book is taking place during that time.