January Fiction Mini Reviews

I’ve decided to start writing mini-reviews for every book I don’t write a full review for on my blog. Here are my January fiction reads (you can read my non-fiction mini-reviews here):

Y is for Yesterday – Sue Grafton

Y is for Yesterday

I was extremely saddened to hear that Sue Grafton had died but I respect her family for deciding to end the series with Y. Kinsey was such a great character and these are perfect books for fans of (fairly) cosy mysteries.

Puritan – David Hingley

Puritan by David Hingley

If you want a fun historical crime book with a twisty plot and a feisty heroine, then the Mercia Blakewood series is perfect for you. I’m glad I have the third book ready as I need more Mercia!

The Abortionist’s Daughter – Elisabeth Hyde

The Abortionist's Daughter

This month’s Litsy #WhodunitUK was a cosy mystery that kept me fairly entertained. However, I was disappointed not to see the abortion angle explored more and found the reveal a bit anti-climatic.

Ms Marvel, Vol 5: Super Famous – G. Willow Wilson

I love Ms Marvel and this volume didn’t disappoint. My favourite part was definitely the cute relationship between Bruno and Mike.

Ms Marvel, Vol 6: Civil War II – G. Willow Wilson

This was definitely my least favourite volume so far. It felt quite disjointed because of having to incorporate the Civil War II timeline. It still explored some brilliant issues though.

Giant Days, Vol. 3 – John Allison

It’s been months since I read volume 2 and I’d forgotten about much I enjoyed this series. It’s funny and sweet, with a great cast of characters.

Circe – Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller

This was one of my most-anticipated releases of 2018 and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It was absolutely beautiful and the prose was like magic. I’ll write my full review nearer the release date.

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The only book I could possibly read after finishing Circe! It was interesting to reread it and compare the two books. Madeline Miller’s writing has matured but this still remains one of my favourite books. The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is beautiful, and the prose is gorgeous.

Wild Embers – Nikita Gill

Wild Embers

I’ve followed Nikita Gill on Instagram for a while so I had to buy this collection of her poetry. It’s an empowering collection with beautiful imagery. I find it’s best to read a few poems a day to really appreciate them. 

I’m glad I’m catching up with some of my graphic novels and next month I plan to read more Giant Days, Ms Marvel, and Saga. 


  1. JJ @ This Dark Material

    January 30, 2018 at 12:26 AM

    Your little blurb has me hooked. I’m going to go check out the Mercia Blakewood series!

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