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Currently reading

Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
Progress: 135/509 pages

January TBR!

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) - George R.R. Martin Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 - William Dalrymple The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

It's the first month of a New Year! Time to read some epic fantasy! I'm only planning to read three books this month, which is a relatively slow start, but each of these books is quite large.


This month, I will finally complete A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin. I started it again at the very end of last month, and was finally able to get back into it after some time apart because of school. I am currently about 350 pages in and have about 800 pages to go! I am really excited to finally read this book!


I will also be reading two J.R.R. Tolkien books: The Return of the King, the last book of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit! I'm really looking forward to finally completing this trilogy and getting to compare The Hobbit to the first two instalments of the movie.


It's been awhile since I've read epic fantasy, so I'm really looking forward to a shift in genre. What will you be reading this month?