January’s book group pick was Uprooted by Naomi Novik, winner of the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel. I would like to say deservedly so, but that would be suggesting that I had read the other shortlisted titles and had an extensive background in fantasy and sci-fi literature, and that is not the case. I do enjoy fantasy and sci-fi novels, and I list them as favourite genres, but I have read broadly in neither the genres themselves nor the most popular authors within them. I have been lucky! The fantasy and sci-fi novels I have read have been excellent, and this was no exception!