Hi readers! It's time for the new Book of the Month. I'm really enjoying having an excuse to read a new book every month. I decided to make January's selection special and exciting, what with it being a new year and all. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton is intriguing based on the cover alone. I know the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover" and it's true, you should never pick a book because you like it's cover. However, there is nothing wrong with letting the cover be one of the deciding factors. I mean, moon phases. I can't not love something if it features moon phases.
The Luminaries summary in itself sounds like nothing I've ever read. I've always loved astrology and mythology, but have only read factual guides, never novels based on the zodiacs themselves. This book looks like it will be one of a kind, and I can't wait to get started with it! It's a long one (848 pages), so if it takes longer than a month to get through, don't sweat it. From the reviews I've read though, I have a feeling this book will fly. The review/discussion will be posted at the end of the month, so let's get to reading!