Okay, so this will be awesome because it's nearly as long of a list as the last time I posted one of these. You know that old adage, So Many Books, So Little Time? Yeah. Right here.
But before we get into that -Let's honor a little thing I call Corny Joke Monday!
Now on to the Wrap Up!
January Books and Reviews
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
4/5 stars | review posted Jan 26
Arden's debut novel about Russian folklore and fairy tales it's absolutely GORGEOUS. I gave this book 4/5 stars and can't wait for the two sequels promised by the author.
Check out my review for it!
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson | Book Club Read
3.5/5 stars | review posted Feb 8
This isn't something I would have picked up for myself, but it was actually pretty good.
Full review coming Wednesday!
The Blacklist: The Beekeeper No. 159 by Steve Piziks
4/5 stars | review posted Feb 10
I'm always wary of tie-in novels because they tend to either be horrible or mediocre, but I could not resist a novel for The Blacklist. And this one is actually good!
Full review coming Friday!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab | Audiobook
4/5 stars | PG-13 for swearing and sexual references
Schwab writes fascinating characters. Victor Vale and the rest of her Vicious cast completely captivated me and I'm glad to see it wasn't a fluke. Kell and Lilah are great dual main characters supported by a cast of equally interesting supporting characters, though I admit Kell is the more fascinating of the pair. I also love the worldbuilding and the magic system at play -a series of different Londons in different realities, some with and some without magic. I can't wait to read the next one.
One Punch: Vol 1 by ONE
3.5/5 stars | comics mini review wrap up to post Feb 13
I watched the first episode of the anime awhile back and I thought it was hysterical. My sister discovered our library carries the manga, so I snagged it from her.
January Blog Posts
I'm almost finished with this one! I had to switch from audio to book because the discs were damaged, which is why it's taking longer. :P
High priority ARC read!
I'm maybe...a quarter of the way through this? I also had to switch from the audio to the book, so there's no guarantee I can finish it. :P
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff | Book Club Read
Gotta confess, I've already started this and I love it. ^_^
My current audiobook. We'll see how far I get before I can't renew it.
And because I'm a glutton for punishment, I went crazy with my library card again...
I ADORE her book Wildwood Dancing and can't believe it's taken me so long to try another of her works.
Confession: I've read the first three pages of this book a few times already and have never been compelled to go farther. I'm trying it again because it's a friend's favorite and, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm in a Beauty and the Beast retelling mood.
So far, my satisfaction with this series has been fair to middling. I keep reading them because they keep getting a little better, the twists a little more interesting -and this one sounds like it's going to be the BEST YET. *crosses fingers*
I'm going to be honest. I didn't even list all the books I've got piled up right now. These are just the ones I most hope to get through this month.
Bonus! What I'm Watching:
Do you even need to ask?
What are YOU reading right now?