5 Books I'm Reading Right Now

by - January 12, 2022


One of my favorite things that I started participating in last year is What Are You Reading Wednesday. It's rare for me to focus solely on one book or series at a time. I'm usually, at any given time, part-way through at least two books, and I'm almost always rereading one of my favorites (even if I don't always include them in my monthly roundups).

This month is no different. I'm currently in the process of reading five books, one of which is a boxset of a series I read last year but wanted to revisit. We'll actually start with that one.


Chronicles of Blood - This Alice in Wonderland retelling by Crea Reitan made my list of favorite books of 2021. Calling it a retelling feels a little dishonest, since it's truly not a reimagining of the fairytale. Mal is a 'fixer' who's been assigned to figure out what has caused Wonderland to become toxic and fix it. The only catch? Once she enters the story, she won't ever be leaving.


Jack - This novel by Marilynne Robinson is on Oprah's book club list, so I had to give it a shot. I checked it out from my local library, but so far it's been a little slow going. It's formatted differently from most other books I've read, and I'm not sure if I like it yet. It's the story of John and Della, both the children of preachers, and their star-crossed interracial romance.


The Resurrectionist - In this book, Jack O'Connell spins the tale of a man named Sweeney, who's looking for a miracle for his comatose son, Danny. They've just transferred to the Peck Clinic, where doctors claim to have resurrected similar patients, but the real cure for Danny may lie in a comic book world known as Limbo. This is another library loan, and I'm trying desperately to get through it before it's automatically pulled from my Kindle, but I don't know if I'm going to make it.


Radical - In this second installment of Colleen Cowley's Clandestine Magic series, our female lead, Beatrix, wants to expose the fact that women can in fact do magic by secretly training tens of thousands of them and then shocking the nation with a big display. The only problem with her plan is keeping it secret from Peter, her town's wizard with whom she shares a magical connection.


Medusa - Alessa Thorn's second installment in the Court of the Underworld series focuses on the legendary Medusa. The Gorgon rules her media empire from behind the safety of a thousand screens, and she has a private sculpture garden full of the humans who've tried to cross her. Enter Perseus, a thief trying to go straight. When his baby sister is kidnapped, he has no choice but to do one last job for the people who've taken her: break into Medusa's tower and steal a necklace that will protect the wearer from her deadly gaze.

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