The middle of the month is the perfect time to talk about what I read last month, right? RIGHT!
Middle Grade Supernatural
King of Shadows by Susan Cooper (p, l) 5/5 stars
Young Adult Supernatural
The Outside by Laura Bickle (p, l) 3/5 stars
Pivot Point by Kasie West (e, l) 4/5 stars
In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrille Zevin (p, l) 4/5 stars
Young Adult Fantasy
Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow (p, l) 4/5 stars
Young Adult Contemporary
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (e, l) 4/5 stars
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando (e, l) 4/5 stars
Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake (e, l) 3/5 stars
Dawnbreaker by Jocelynn Drake (e, l) 3/5 stars
The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay (p, l) 4/5 stars
Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett (e, o) 3/5 stars
Now You See Me by SJ Bolton (e, l) 3/5 stars
If Snow Hadn’t Fallen by SJ Bolton (novella) (e, o) 4/5 stars
Dead Scared by SJ Bolton (e, l) 4/5 stars
Lost by SJ Bolton (p, l) 4/5 stars
Some Like It Royal by Heather Long (e, o) 3/5 stars
Blitzing Emily by Julie Brannah (e, o) 2/5 stars
A January Bride by Deborah Raney (novella) (e, o) 4/5 stars
Lost to the Desert Warrior by Sarah Morgan (e, l) 4/5 stars
The Winning Season by Alison Packard (e, o) 2/5 stars
Marci’s Desire by Sara Luck (p, l) 3/5 stars
What Angels Fear by CS Harris (e, l) 4/5 stars
When Gods Die by CS Harris (e, l) 4/5 stars
Why Mermaids Sing by CS Harris (p, l) 4/5 stars
Where Serpents Sleep by CS Harris (e, l) 4/5 stars
What Remains of Heaven by CS Harris (e, l) 4/5 stars
Where Shadows Dance by CS Harris (e, l) 4/5 stars
Lost Lake by Sara Addison Allen (e, o) 4/5 stars
P means it was a physical book. E means it was an ebook. L means it was a library book and O means I own it. (I just thought that would be fun to keep track of.)
So, assuming I counted everything correctly, I read 28 books this month, in 10 different genres. I read 21 adult books and 7 adult books. 21 were library books and 7 were books I owned. 20 were ebooks and 6 were physical books, which is a good thing because the 21’s and 7’s were freaking me out.
That’s probably about normal for me. I usually ignore the many unread books I own (in both physical and ebook form) and find new things to try. Which I look for first as library ebooks and then as physical library books. If I can’t find it there, then I’ll buy it.
So I’m surprised at the amount of variety I have here. I do read lots of different genres, but I feel like I usually don’t read this many different ones in a short period of time (but maybe I’ll prove myself wrong!).
And I guess I’ll come up with some scattered thought on what I read:
King of Shadows was really good! I’m enjoying Kasie West a lot. She only has two books out so far–wait, 3! One just came out–but her YA is GREAT. In the Age of Love and Chocolate was a great finish to the Zevin trilogy. The Outside wasn’t great for me.
Sorrow’s Knot has already faded from my memory a lot, but both the YA contemporaries were pretty solid.
In the paranormal genre, well, the Jenn Bennett book was a big disappointment, as she has a series I love a LOT. And then I’m working on a Jocelynn Drake and a Kelly Gay series. I’m liking the Gay series more, but I need to know what happen in the Drake one, too!
I had fun with the SJ Bolton thrillers, but they didn’t really stick with me, so I’m not sure if I’ll read the next one.
I’m a bit sour on the romance lately (hahahaha, this isn’t a Valentine’s Day reference). Not sure if I need a good book to break me out of it or to just avoid the genre for the moment. That said, I really liked the Sarah Morgan. (Spoilers) I read another one of hers this month and it was great, too!
The CS Harris mysteries were a lot of fun!
And, finally, I really liked the new Sarah Addison Allen.
Feel free to ask me more about any of these!