What I’m Reading in February – KORTNEY GRUENWALD


Everybody is preaching that January was the longest month on record (note the hyperbolized meme floating about). My January, nonetheless, felt fleeting. I’m positive that is majorly attributed to the truth I spent the whole duration in the climates of Charleston and Scottsdale — sans polar vortexes. It was so fleeting that I only managed to match in 4 books off my reading list. Aside from writing, reading is a writer’s most essential job, so I’m seeking forward to providing important TLC to TBR pile. Right here are the 5 books currently on my Kindle or packed in my suitcase (as constantly, 3 fiction and two non-ficiton):

Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chockshi

YA is not the genre I normally attain for but the buzz of this New York Instances bestseller couldn’t be ignored. I’m only half way into this dazzling, fantastical escape and it is the great literary potion of seriously scrumptious prose, unputdownable plot and gorgeously created characters. All set in 1889 Paris, and Paris is constantly a superior concept (specifically when Chockshi requires you there).

The Dreamers by Karen Thomas Walker

I know as soon as I choose this a single up I’m stuck in a rabbit hole. A sleeping epidemic hits a town in Southern California, leaving a lot of of its residents in a perpetual slumber (and a hyperactive state of dreaming). Terrifying and provocative, and I’m so prepared for it.

One particular Day in December by Josie Silver

I really feel like reading this is seasonally proper as extended as the Hallmark channel is nonetheless airing Christmas films (which, btw, it is). I’ll almost certainly sneak this London-primarily based adore story in ASAP just before Valentine’s Day. This adore story begins when a commuting Londoner has a “love at very first sight” moment with a man outdoors the bus window. Charming, adorable and necessary for superfluous romance endorphins.

The Life-Altering Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

When I identified myself in delighted Netflix tears (not positive what hormones bit me) more than this Japanese dreamboat lady, I knew I had to straight away personal her book. I am at present in the midst of gracefully letting go of all the things in my life that does not spark joy or serve toward my large image. Although her art focuses on the Japanese methods tidying up the residence, I think Kondo’s magical approach can bring a deeper joy at just about every level of life.

How Not to Die by Michael Greger M.D.

I’m a stubborn, skeptical-of-all the things-I’m-told lady. Just after reading only a couple of pages in a sampler final month, and the indisputable information inside it, I’m going 100% vegetarian. I cannot wait to study the rest.


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