I don't see myself finishing any more books before tomorrow so 6 books finished for the month. Half of them were Netgalley, which is now clear, Yay!
All were interesting in their own ways but I think the stand-out for the month for me was Occulture, a non-fiction read.
My sample supply has stayed fairly stable as I've read as many as I've added. Hopefully I'll reduce the pile again as there are currently 87!
Meanwhile I'm having some problems with a slow computer so if I'm a little scarce for a few days, that's why. Must get my local tech expert to work out what's causing it.
At least if I spend less time on the Internet, I'll get more reading done!
I read 7 books in January. I'm so proud of myself that I stayed focused and tried to read everyday. There were a couple books that I did have to put down, but I'm happy I did. Leaving books that aren't working for me is something I promised to do in 2017 and obviously with 7 books read it's working.
Breathless by Beverly Jenkins 4 stars
Man on the Run by Carl Weber 4 stars
The Score by Kiki Swanson 3 stars
The Mark by Kiki Swanson 3 stars
Copycat by Kimberly Lawson Roby 3 stars
A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander 3 stars
Luxury & Larceny by Ty Marshall 2 stars
It was a good month and in February I'm expecting to read more and hopefully read more 5 and 4 star reads.
Since I know I'll be working tomorrow and I'm not close enough to finish anymore books before the end of the day, I might as well get this done early.
8 books for the month, one of them a re-read because a group was reading it.
5 Netgalley books! I had a moment of weakness, but most of this batch have been really good! I even snagged the sequel to Rebel of the Sands, which I'll be starting very soon.
1 craft book and 1 from the Philosophy backlog.
1 Dystopian off my tbr A-list. Oh, I meant to read more from that list, but the Netgalley selections pushed in front again. No worries, only 2 left and one of those is the sequel I'm looking forward to starting.
I also got my samples organised and all the ones off my cloud downloaded to my Kindle folder so I can see how many I've got. I read loads of them but lost track of how many. I have about 130 still to read. I'm going to try to reduce that number every month.
I've had a very enjoyable reading month. I may have given into the lure of Netgalley, but I've learned to spot books I'm more likely to enjoy.
January has been a good month for me reading wise. I read 9 books!! (NOT including my re-reads - more on that later). Otherwise it has been pretty much like this:
Technically its storm season in QLD and we continuously get storm warnings, for the last two weeks they have been warning us today is the day! and yet nothing..... we might get a shower for 20 minutes, some lighting and thunder but no actual storm.... and because there hasn't been a sufficient amount of rain its HUMID AS FUCK. When I say humid I mean we can sit of our asses and be soaking wet -_- not something I particularly enjoy. Its currently midnight and still 26C with 89% Humidity (which according to my phone makes it feel more like 28C, at MIDNIGHT!!!) This time last year we had hail storms and floods << not something I'm hoping for but I just want this miserable weather to be over with, then we have these crazy people who actually enjoy this heat!!!
Anyways onto more important things. I read a surprisingly large amount of books this month, I can't even recall the last time i managed to fit in this many books! (looks like being jobless isn't all bad).
Top 3 books of January
This month I had quite a few exceptional reading experiences. Starting off with...
In the Hand of the Goddess
This book was fantastic and beyond anything i could have hoped for. I can't thank Shera enough more for pushing my to read this series. Tamora and this series in particular has been something I've been meaning to read for years, and I'm so glad I finally have. Alanna is such an exceptional MC, and a fantastic role model for the younger generations (though I would choose someone else *cough cough, George* for her romantic interest instead, lol)
This is a short story based in the Cassie Palmer world (book 5.5)
UP was an excellent example of why I love Cassie so much! Even though under the circumstances she should have been crazy with grief and fear, instead she was having the time of her life kicking demon ass while waiting for the rest of the 'badass' to catch up!! On top of that its a free short story - oh how Chance spoils us so!! gotta love it! (^_*)
Have I ever told you how much I love Kate Daniels and this series!? No?
To help you understand it is ^^that^^ good and made me do things like this
So good I wont even sum it up in words, just show off handy Gifs. Really what you need to do is run out and go check it out for yourself. Then we can have our minds blown together.
And this book was no less exceptional than all the rest, it has intense action/fighting scene's, some very serious life and death scene's where i constantly found myself holding my breath due to all the anticipation and drama, good laughs and some cute touching scenes. It had it all trust me.
Cause they are AMAZING!!
Why is this even a book? it was truly atrocious. It had no redeeming characters, the name makes zero sense in connection with the actual story, and the story line was just blah and don't even get me started on the writing!. It could have been so good, the bases it there!! but it just goes so wrong
Nope. Just no.
The First two of which I am contemplating DNFing. -_- sigh.
Besides my current reads overall a very successful reading month. I am quite happy with it!!
Well Goodbye January Hello February and hopefully cooler weather!!
Highly anticipating Deadpool