I have a page on my blog titled “2015 Read Books“, but I’m going to recap the books that I read this month in a blog post. Some were audiobooks that I listened to at work, but I included those too. I included the links to their Goodreads in the book covers – click away! & read away!
These two books are part of the Chronos Files series, with the third book coming out in September. There is also a novella titled Time’s Echo that comes after Timebound, but I haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet. I actually really liked this book a lot more than I thought I was going to. I past it up multiple times, but then I was looking for a filler book, so I finally decided to give the first book a chance and I ended up really loving it. I am really excited about the next book in September.
Artemis Fowl was such a great read. The library I went to didn’t really have that good of a selection of books, sadly, but I chose to get this one and I am glad I did. I really enjoyed reading it and I loved the characters and the storyline. I am really excited about reading the rest of the series and I really want to do that soon. There are fairies in the book and fairies are cool.
Greyhound has become one of my favorite books. You can see the post I did on this book over here. 240 pages of almost every emotion you could ever feel. It was hilarious and sad and happy and OMG and I cried like a baby. I was so stoked that I found this book and it’s a book you could definitely reread over and over again. It is also a book I plan on buying the hard copy of. I also learned so much from reading the book, especially about life and people.
I wanted to love The Woodcutter so much and when I found it, I was so excited about it. I sadly did not love it so much, but I did like it. There was a mix of everything and I loved that it included fairy tales. I loved the concept of the story, but I just didn’t love it as a whole. 😦 I rated it three stars though, because it wasn’t horrible and I did like it, just not as much as I thought.
You can see my post about Mary Poppins over here. I was so excited to read this book, because I love the movie so much (it’s also my mom’s favorite movie). I wanted a short read, because I felt guilty for going an entire day without reading at all. This was a book I finished in a day, but I sadly didn’t not like it as much as I was hoping. I was disappointed that I didn’t like it so much. It wasn’t horrible, but I didn’t love it. I love the movie so much and I think that played a part in why I didn’t like it as much. I’m so used to the movie and the book just seemed different to me.
Totally loved Shame. I also have this crazy obsession with murders and serial killers, so this was perfect. I watched Investigation Discovery channel so much that I scared myself of the outside world. I listened to the audiobook of this and the narrator was perfect, so it made me like it that much more. More books like this in my future…near future!
Take Me with You was so great. I loved every single minute of reading this book and I cried probably more than I should have. Mostly happy tears. I had to actually stop myself at work from listening, because I was crying that bad. I had to collect myself and begin again. The story was perfect. The characters were perfect. This is a also a book I could reread over and over again. You can also see a post I did about this book over here.
Remember when I said “near future” a couple books ago? Yeah, that happened. The Remains was a great read; loved it. I believe I finished this in a day. I think I have grown to really enjoy books that has to deal with killings and such. I love to watch it, so I guess it was obviously that I would grow to love reading about it too. My favorite book is Psycho, so there’s that.The story was great and it kept me on the edge of my seat, for sure.
I briefly mentioned in another post how The Curse Keepers was the worst book I’ve ever read; yeah, it’s still that.
The characters were annoying, so damn annoying, especially the girl (Ellie). These two people (they are in their twenties) are supposed to be saving the world, but the girl is more worried about getting laid and there were so many times that I just wanted to choke her to death. Collin (the boy) was a straight up asshole and it was pretty annoying. Then all of a sudden he was madly in love with Ellie and she was the only girl for him even though he made it a point to say he wasn’t interested and that all did was have sex with girls and didn’t care about them. Not much with the saving the world until they actually had to save the world and even that was kind of dumb. HATED THIS BOOK. Guilty of stopping at about 68% (according to Kindle) and just skimming through the rest. It sounded promising…it definitely was not.
Dark Days was a really good read. I loved the entire story line of the book and it kept me interested throughout the entire book. I decided to look up the author, because I really liked this book and I wanted to see if she had any other books. She has a new book coming out in September called The Wanderers and it sounds so good. I’m excited about reading that.
After struggling to finish Yes Please all month, I have finally finished it. I wanted to make sure I finished it in February, because well, I should have had it finished a few days after starting it. Anyway! The book was great, I love Amy Poehler. I don’t want anyone to think it took me so long to finish it because it sucked, it far from sucked. There were a lot of times that I wasn’t in the mood for this type of book and I also went on a book buying binge in February and was so eager to start on all the books I bought. Lovely book though and Amy Poehler is such a great person. I was laughing so much while reading this book. It was nice getting a look into the life of Amy Poehler, because she’s so well known as Leslie Knope. I recommend the book, for sure.
To end this post, because it’s kind of massive…I read (and listened) to 12 books this month, which is the same as I did in January. Overall, I was really happy with the books I read (besides the one). I’m looking forward to March, because I bought so many books this month and I am excited to be able to start on some of them. I also added a lot of great sounding books to my TBR list. So many books, so little time.
And just because, here is a random picture I took of some flowers that I am kind of in love with and that time I went to Shark Valley and hungout with Alligators. 🙂 (I never got around to my Shark Valley post 😦 ) FYI: These alligators are not caged and are out in the open doing their thing, so yeah, it’s kind of scary. Especially when they are crawling (walking) out of the water and you have no idea if they are going to walk up to you (bad bad bad) or if they just want to chill out in the sun. I even almost walked into one because I wasn’t paying attention.
What were some of the books you read in February?