Books Read = 17
First month of a new year and I’m feeling like it was a productive month. I managed to post 7 reviews for ARCs (sure 3 were DNFs but it counts!), I finished my Harry Potter re-read that I started back in October, and I read a surprising amount of poetry. It was a fairly middle of the road sort of month where I didn’t love anything but I didn’t loathe anything either. Hoping I can find some to really love in February. 🙂
- [6 Jan] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★
- [6 Jan] The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh ★★★½
- [6 Jan] The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan ★★★★★
- [13 Jan] All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
- [13 Jan] Daughter of a Thousand Years by Amalia Carosella
- [13 Jan] The Last Adventure of Constance Verity by A. Lee Martinez
- [20 Jan] Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones ★★★½
- [20 Jan] My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella ★★★½
- [20 Jan] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★
- [27 Jan] The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici ★★★
- [27 Jan] The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church ★★★★
- [27 Jan] Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire ★★★
The following are a few reads from the month that I won’t likely review:
- Late Wife by Claudia Emerson ★★★★
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ★★★★
- The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Volume 1 ★★★★
- The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan ★★★
- Here, Bullet by Brian Turner ★★★★
Best of the Month: The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan ★★★★★
Last month my best of was also a re-read. I only list this one instead of Dark Matter which likely came in second as best of the month because I actually loved this even more than my first read which doesn’t happen often.
Least Favorite: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici ★★★
The Book of Mirrors was definitely my least favorite. This one is being compared to Night Film and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter but I just do not see it. Don’t compare a book to another big name title just for interest. Never works out.
Biggest Surprise(s): Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire ★★★
You ever read a book and think it’s boring, mediocre, and you’re not quite sure what the fuss is about? Do you ever down the road try to re-read it and end up with vastly different results? That’s what happened with Rosemary and Rue for me.
Biggest Disappointment: The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh ★★★½
This one wasn’t terrible but after I lurved The Wrath and the Dawn, I just had some crazy high hopes that just didn’t pan out for me in this follow-up.