I hope you all had a great holiday! Everything was pretty low-key here, which means I had a ton of time for reading. I finished everything I started last week pretty quick, but felt a bit of a gut-punch after reading a A Little Life and definitely count it as a book hangover. Even though I enjoyed A Bad Character, Binary Star and Wolf Winter, which I read through next, I didn’t feel totally invested in another book until I picked up Beloved (yes, for the first time!). I think I needed another brilliant story to shake me and Beloved is totally doing the job. I also just started reading How to be both by Ali Smith, which is my book club’s pick for January. It’s such a unique book and I can’t wait to see how the different structure impacts our opinions. I still have another week off work full of reading ahead of me, but everything is fair game! I don’t really know what I’ll be picking up next.