JANUARY 2021 READING WRAP-UP!!! [My first DNF and 1 STAR read of the year???] | Summary and Q&A

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February 6, 2021
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JANUARY 2021 READING WRAP-UP!!! [My first DNF and 1 STAR read of the year???]

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Megan shares her thoughts on six books she read in January, including fantasy, classics, and sci-fi, expressing mixed opinions and highlighting her favorites.

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Q: What is Malice by John Gwynn about?

Malice is the first book in the adult fantasy series The Banished Lands. It follows a world where a prophecy about a good person and a bad person coming into conflict is about to be fulfilled. The story introduces various intriguing characters and delves into political machinations.

Q: What is notable about The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson?

The Alloy of Law is the fourth book in the Mistborn series and takes place 300 years after the original trilogy. It has a western feel and introduces new characters, including a main character named Wax who is an elemancer. The book features exciting gun fights and an intriguing cliffhanger ending.

Q: What is the plot of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen?

Sense and Sensibility follows the story of two sisters, Eleanor and Marianne, who face financial difficulties and societal challenges after their father's death. The book explores their experiences in a new town, their relationships, and the humor found in their interactions with other characters.

Q: What are some notable aspects of Semiosis by Sue Burke?

Semiosis is an adult science fiction book set on a planet called Pax, where sentient plants have evolved. However, the story also includes other themes such as the nature of humanity and its tendency to control and manipulate. The narrative jumps between generations, and the writing style is labeled as dry and lacking imagery.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Megan read six books in January and had a generally positive reading month.

  • She enjoyed Malice by John Gwynn, an adult fantasy book with interesting world-building and complex characters.

  • The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson, a mistborn book with a western feel, was another favorite, with great characters and exciting action scenes.

  • Megan also liked Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, finding the characters well-developed and the humor subtle but enjoyable.

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