Thursday, February 1, 2018

Books to read in February of 2018


This month is again another short one so I plan to read the following books

1) A Covent Garden Mystery by Ashley Gardner


Summary:
Lacey's seventeen-year-old daughter, recently returned to London with his estranged wife, has disappeared, as have many street girls in Covent Garden. Desperately hunting for her, Lacey uncovers secrets about his wife's past--and his own life--that he must face before he can stop a killer

Pages: 282
Published: 7/5/2006

2) Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion


Summary:
'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...

Pages: 240
Published: 10/28/2010



Sunday, January 28, 2018

January Read

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner



Summary:
The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the thief's abilities.

What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses.


Pages: 280

Published: 12/27/2005

Thoughts
I was unable to get through this story and I'm sad about it. It has high reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. I barely made it half way before I decided it wasn't worth forcing myself to read and dislike. Sadly this was a DNF for me. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Books I plan to read in January 2018

Time to Update this blog and use it more  so in order to do that I am going to lay out a reading plan... and hopefully stick with it >_<


Since it's almost over I plan to read 1 book of the TBR pile

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner



Summary:
The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the thief's abilities.

What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses.


Pages: 280

Published: 12/27/2005



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Read in 2018

January
1. Humanity's Hope by Pembroke Sinclair (ARC)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Read in 2017

January:
1. Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang
2. The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (ARC)
3. The Round House by Louise Erdrich (ebook)
4. The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton (ebook)
5. The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe (bookclub)
6. Prayer does it make a difference by Philip Yancey
7. Play Dead by Anne Fraiser (ebook)
8. The Trouble With Magic by Madelyn Alt (TBR)
9. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (TBR, re-read)

February
10. I Hate You Don't Leave Me by Jerold Kreisman
11. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (ebook)
12. The Girl With All The Gifts by MR Carey (ebook)

March
13. Game Of Shadows by Erika Lewis (ARC)

April
14. The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox (ARC)
15. The Tick Tock Man by RM Clark (ARC)

May
16. Seeker by Veronica Rossi (ARC)
17. Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney (ARC)

June
18. No Other Gods by Kelly Minter
19. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (ebook)
20. Nothing Left To Lose by Dan Wells (ARC)
21. Soleri by Michael Johnston (ARC)
22. A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot (ebook)

July
23. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
24. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (ebook)
25. A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot (ebook)
26. Sea Change by Karen White
27. The Hundredth Queen by Emily King (ebook)
28. Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher (ARC)
29. Graveyard Shift by Michal Hasil (ARC)

August
30. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
31. The Zookeepers' Wife by Diane Ackerman

October
32. The Faithful Place by Tanya French (library)

November
33. Stuff by Randy Frost
34. Black Goat Blues by Levi Black (ARC)
35. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (ebook, library)
36. The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson (ARC)
37. Broken Harbor by Tanya French (library)
38. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (ebook, library)
39. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (library)
40. The Power of a Habit by Charles Duhigg (library)
41. Yesterday by Felicia Yap (library)
42. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (library)
43. Final Girls by Riley Sager (library)

December
44. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (library)
45. Midnight Crossroads by Charlanie Harris (library)
46. In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (library, bookclub)
47. Hunger by Roxanne Gay (library)
48. Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (library)


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Books Read in 2016

January:
1. From Shakespeare with Love by William Shakespeare (audio)
2. Doctor Who Pest Control by Peter Anghelides (audio)

February

March

April

May
3. The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood
4. The Never List by Koethi Zan

June

July
5. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
6. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
7. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (ebook)
8. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens (ebook)
9. The Prophet by Amanda Stevens (ebook)
10. The Vistor by Amanda Stevens (ebook)
11. Insanity by Cameron Jace (ebook)

August
12. The Isle of Book by Rick Yancey
13. Dead to Me by Anoton Strout
14. Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey
15. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

September
16. Weep No More my Lady by Mary Higgins Clark

October
17. Evelyn After by Victoria Helen Stone (ebook)

November
18. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (ebook)
19. The One Thing by Gary Keller (ebook)

December
20. The Mermaid's Sister by Carrie Anne Noble (ebook)
21. The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg (ebook)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Books Read in 2015



January:
1.J.R.R Tolkin: A Life Inspired by Wyatt North (ebook)
2. Neverwhere: BBC dramatization by Neil Gaiman (audio)
3. Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
4. The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (re-read)

February:
6. Split Second by Kasie West
7. If you Ask Me and Of Course You Won't by Betty White (audio)
8. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

March
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
10. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (re-read)
11. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (re-read)
12. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (re-read)
13. Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh (re-read)
14. Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh (re-read)

April
15. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
16. Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
17. The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey
18. Uglies by Scott Westfeld

May
19. Birthmark by Caragh M O'Brien
20. Zoo by Tara Elizabeth (ebook)

June:
21. The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst (audio)
22. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer by Seth Grahame-Smith (audio)
23. The Giver by Lois Lowry

July
24. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
25. Wheat Belly by William Davis
26. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (ebook)
27. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (audio)

September
28. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris

October
29. 9 Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
30. Churchill by Paul Johnson
31. The Virgin diet by JJ Virgin
32. Argo by Antonio J Mendez

November
33. Much ADo About Nothing by William Shakespear (re-read)
34. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Doyle Conan (ebook)

December
35. Classic Love Poems by Richard Armitage (audio)
36. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (audio)
37. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly (audio)
38. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde (audio)
39. The Chimes by Charles Dickinson (audio)
40. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowlings (audio)
41. Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Meals made simple by Danielle Walker
42. Richard II by William Shakespear (re-read, ebook)
43. Against All Grain by Danielle Walker
44. The Sign of Four by Arthur Doyle Conan (ebook)
45. Doctor Who the Nemonite  Invasion by David Roden (audio)