AYearAThon January 2016- Benchwarmers

Hey guys,

Part of my New Year’s Resolution is to participate in more read-a-thons throughout the year. I have many books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while and read-a-thons are the perfect venue for me to get through them. January is jammed back with read-a-thons, but the one I am most interested in is the January AYearAThon. Every month, the Goodreads group AYearAThon hosts a read-a-thon with a special theme and in January, the theme is Bench-warmers. This applies to books that have been collecting dust on your shelf. I have quite the busy week coming up with work and novel revision, so I’m not sure how much reading I’ll actually get done. My TBR is very conservative, only two books long.

"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

The first book on my TBR is All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The

"The Silver Linings Playbook" by Matthew Quick

“The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick

2015 Pulitzer Prize winning novel follows French native Marie-Laurie and Hitler Youth member Werner as they grow up and navigate through the trecherous terrain of World War II. I have heard nothing but great things about this book. It’s been a while since I read a book dealing with the Holocaust and I need a break from the contemporary novels I have been reading.

The second book on my TBR is The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. I absolutely loved the movie and while I heard that the book is different, I’m sure I will enjoy it as well.

If you want to learn more information about AYearAThon, click here. The January AYearAThon runs from the 4-10. I will be writing reviews of the novels after I read them.

Until next time, kill your darlings, slay your dragons and keep reading and writing!

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