Books Read = 18
Whoops. Posting my month in review after the new month is almost halfway over. 😂 Anyways! The first month of the new year was a success in some ways. I didn’t get much reviewing done but I decided to focus solely on reading instead. I knocked out three review books (six in total really, if we’re counting DNFs — those mini-reviews are still to come) and finally got back into the Toby Daye series reading 3-5. I’m on a bit of an urban fantasy roll but February has shown a bit of a focus on mysteries. We’ll see if that continues. 🙂
- [5 Jan] I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron ★★★★
- [6 Jan] Unearthed by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner ★★★
- The X-Files: Stolen Lives (The X-Files (Audible Original) #2) by Joe Harris ★★★
- The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Volume 2 (Twilight Zone a Radio Dramas #2) by Various ★★★★
- Sourdough by Robin Sloan ★★★
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ★★★★
- Saga, Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan ★★★★
- An Artificial Night (October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire ★★★½
- Lady Killer 2 by Joëlle Jones ★★★★★
- Late Eclipses (October Daye #4) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★
- Through This House (October Daye #4.5) by Seanan McGuire ★★★
- Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #6.5) by Ilona Andrews ★★★
- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds ★★★★
- In Sea-Salt Tears (October Daye #5.1) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★
- One Salt Sea (October Daye #5) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★
- Bitch Planet, Vol. 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick ★★★★
- Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
- Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
- Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Best of the Month: Lady Killer 2 by Joëlle Jones ★★★★★
I remember stumbling upon the first installment of this at the library and not expecting a whole lot but it was such enormous fun. The second installment only gets better.
Least Favorite: Through This House (October Daye #4.5) by Seanan McGuire ★★★
This was only a short story but it was definitely my least “installment” of the Toby series to date. I’m just glad there wasn’t an entire novel centered around this storyline.
Biggest Surprise: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds ★★★★
I’d been hearing all the raves about this book and I’m always intrigued by anything verse so I gave it a whirl. Wow. What an incredible story.
Biggest Disappointment: Sourdough by Robin Sloan ★★★
This still ended up being a decent read but the start of this was so incredibly interesting and fun but the second half of this story was a completely different sort and I was ultimately pretty disappointed.