What I’m Reading – January 2019


For 2019, I’m aiming to read two books a month. I have such a variety of books that I plan on reading for January (and probably a bit in February too). I have many interests, and I feel like this list certainly shows it! This month I have included some poetry, mystery, comics, and nonfiction on my reading list. I honestly read far too many books at the same time, which is probably why I like to read different genres (they’re less likely to get confused with each other).

If you’re curious, I already started off the year with Rainbow Rowell’s “Landline”. I did not include it here because I finished it earlier this month, but if you’re interested, it was a fun read! Anyways, here’s the list of books I’m currently looking into!

Rock Bottom by Erin Brockovich with CJ Lyons

I picked this book up a while ago, but I never got the chance to read it. I love mystery books in general, so I love how this series also adds the environmental justice element to it. From the very first chapter, this book delves into how other issues can even arise once an environmental issue is brought to light. I always admired Erin Brockovich, so I’m excited to read this book!

The Forgotten Girls by Alexa Steele

I guess “Rock Bottom” is a mystery book, but I am also reading “The Forgotten Girls”. I love suspenseful and intriguing books, however, so I don’t mind having two mystery books on my list this month! I’ve started it already, but this one hasn’t grabbed my attention quite yet. It’s about two detectives investigating murders of rich girls in a ‘perfect’  and wealthy city. Hopefully it’ll get more intriguing as I read more!

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Does anyone else have trouble staying ‘present’? I know I do, so I thought I’d give this book a read. I’m always on a journey to learn more about myself, which can be hard when I”m expected to rush around and do all of these things that others tell me to (go to college, get married, get a job, have kids, etc.). Hopefully this book can help me with my self-discovery!

The Moon Can Take His Time by Baleigh Roberts

This is the poetry book I picked out for this month! I found it for free on my kindle, but I’m enjoying it! One of the things I love about poetry is that you can interpret it however you’d like to. Especially since I’m not outwardly very emotional, I love connecting my feelings to poems. This book has a lot of shorter poems (like those one sentence types if you know what I mean) and focuses on love and break ups and loss.

SQL: Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide by Paige Jacobs

I’m planning to take some community classes in the computer science field during the summer/fall. I thought it would be best to explore the field a little bit beforehand, so when I found this book for free for my kindle, I decided to download it. I’m not sure how informative a free book will be, but it’s probably better than nothing, right? I’ve only read the first couple of chapters so far, and it seems pretty basic and introductory (which is perfect for a beginner like me).

Gotham City Sirens: Book One by Paul Dini,Guillem March, Tony Bedard, and Andres Guinaldo

I’ve had this graphic novel for a while, but I never read it! It follows some of my favorite villains-Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman. I believe they’re trying to be ‘good’ in this series (or at least not straight up villains). One of my favorite aspects of Batman is the villains, so I’m looking forward to reading this!

What are you currently reading?


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