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My Favorite Books from January 2021 (Late, but I’ve been writing!)

I’m running a little later than I wanted to with getting this post up. I got a little lost in writing Guardians of Glitter Book (Book 5 of my Love by Glitter Bomb Series). The draft is finished now and I’m about 2/3 of the way through polishing stuff up. I’m really fond of the characters in this one. I love all my characters – my MCs anyway, but I’ve really been in the mood to write vampires recently and there’s a vampire in this one! The cover reveal and stuff will be out soon on my Facebook.

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I read a lot of books in January, but by the end of the month three stood out to me. So onward with my year of talking about more books that I’ve read. One is still haunting me and calling my attention back to it. I’m really happy with how many books I read in January where I’m at in my yearly goal. I’m way ahead, but I’m not changing my number yet, because you never know what life will throw at you.

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

After reading this book it was difficult to believe it was a debut novel. In this stunning historical fiction the author explores the forbidden love between two you slaves. It’s a heart wrenching tale that dives into not only their lives, but the lives of everyone on The Empty (the nickname for the plantation). His prose and characters weave a tapestry through the plot and each other. Honestly, this is the best book I’ve read in a long time and some of its passages still haunt me.

Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler

Winter of the Wolf by [Martha Hunt Handler]

This is one of the few YA novels I read in January. I usually read a lot of YA, but this year my attention has been elsewhere. In this family drama mixed with mystery the MC, Bean, is trying to make sense of her favorite brother’s apparent suicide. She calls foul not believing that he died by his own hand the book circles around that mystery and how Sam’s death shapes the family he left behind. It was a beautifully told story, but what really won it points with me is it’s take on modern shamanistic practices and paganism. It’s approached at times with some goofballness that I appreciated. As a Pagan I don’t find a lot of fiction that represents anything close to my spiritual beliefs in a positive light in a real life setting.

coming clean by kimberly rae miller

Coming Clean: A Memoir by [Kimberly Rae Miller]

Coming Clean is memoir of one woman’s life spent growing up with her hoarder parents. She writes of not only her parents’ mental illnesses and their family struggles with brutal honesty, but also of how it impacted her mental health and still does to this day.

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