For the month of December, I am joining Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for their #AMonthofFaves blog event. To learn more and to see the list of topics, read their announcement post–#AMonthofFaves 2019 [Blog Event] Announcement.
Today’s prompt is “Winter Reading”–your fave reads from last Winter, or seasonal reads you love, or books on this year’s winter reading list.
I’m not much for reading books about Christmas. I’m just not into those cutsie holiday stories. I get a touch of SAD in the winter, and I want to read books that are serious (and sometimes downright depressing). It’s what I get in the mood for. So I’m going to talk about my favorite reads of winter 2018-2019.
The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey was my favorite thing to read last winter. We started bingeing the tv show the year season three came out (2018), and I had no idea it was based on a book series when we started watching. Something made me look it up while we were still watching the first season, and I knew I had to read the books. They are fantastic.
Fun facts: James S.A. Corey is actually a pen name for two writers working together–Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Ty Franck is George R.R. Martin’s personal assistant, so he obviously has all the time in the world to co-write this series (you know, since Martin hasn’t finished the SoIaF series, doesn’t look to be finishing it any time soon, and probably doesn’t even need a personal assistant at this point, heh).
The Expanse series is a space opera and it is so good. For those of you who have only watched the tv show, they’re doing a really good job with it, and I’m looking forward to seeing how well Amazon does with it since they took it on. The books are a little different than the show (and better because more details), and I highly recommend them. The science in them is super cool and totally believable, and the plot is super interesting. All of the characters are great, whether good guys or bad guys, but I obviously have my favorites (like Avasarala and Amos).
The ninth and final book is slated to come out sometime in 2020, I think, and while I will be sad when the series is over, I’m really looking forward to that last book.
What about you? What are some of your favorite holiday reads? What were some of your favorite reads last winter? Let me know in the comments!