My reading life was off to a rocky start this year. I fell into a massive book slump and nothing sounded good. For some reason I felt a crazy amount of pressure about what book I would make my First Book of the Year and nothing felt good enough. So my first few books weren’t great, but I did manage to read quite a few books and a number of them were quite excellent.
Books Read: 15
Favorite Book(s) I Read This Month:
Now You See Me (Lacey Flint #1) by SJ Bolton and Making Faces by Amy Harmon. Two very different kind of books, both fantastic.
Books Read in 2017 Overall: 15
Books Reviewed: 4
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham – 4 Stars
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard – 3 Stars
Now You See Me (Lacey Flint #1) by SJ Bolton – 4 Stars
Still Life (Chesapeake Valor #2) by Dani Pettrey – 4 Stars
Happy New Year
2016 Recap: The Best, The Worst, and Stats That Only I Will Care About
The Candy Book Tag
Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Underrated Books
Reviewing the Unreviewed: January 2017
Leigh Bardugo announces new book
As a fan of both The Grisha and Six of Crows series, I was excited to hear that Bardugo is writing another book in the Grishaverse. This book is called The Language of Thorns and it’s a collection of short stories and folk tales set in the Grisha world. Am I the only one massively disappointed by this??? I don’t really care about short stories to be honest. And if there’s more stories to be told in the Grishaverse I want a Sturmhond/Kaz spinoff!!!
Looking Forward to February:
I have reviews for Making Faces and The Young Wives Club scheduled. I’m looking forward to having the day off on President’s Day. Other than that, nothing is really sticking out. Winter in Ohio is nothing to look forward to.
So I definitely read more books than I thought I would this month. My goal of 75 for the year is seeming a little low, but we’ll see. I stuck to my resolution of not posting things just to post (I wasn’t really interested in the Top Ten Tuesday topics this month and I limited myself to only one tag that I liked), but my blog was pretty sparse. In life events, I had to have my car jump started twice, the second time I had to buy a new battery. Thank God for AAA, though! My area of the state for work has now had to help two other areas (our agency is divided into 4 areas BTW) pay their bills for our new billing process that started a couple months ago. And one of those areas was the one that piloted the program that said it was GREAT, so that was annoying. I really need to work on my resume and look for something else.
Books Read: 13
Young Adult: 5
Books Read in 2015 Overall: 13
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian – 2/5 Stars
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone – 4/5 Stars
Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown – 4/5 Stars
OTP Book Tag
Reviewing the Unreviewed
Looking Forward to February
I have three reviews already written for books publishing in February so I’m feeling ahead of the curve. I’m also SUPER excited for Morning Star (Red Rising #3) to come out! I just started this series this month and I feel fortunate that I don’t have to wait very long for the conclusion. I’m also hoping to maybe write a few discussion type posts since my January posts were pretty sparse.