January TBR Final

Note to self: pay closer attention to when you schedule post to be published! this on slipped by.

I did better than usual on my TBR. I was distracted by a few books not on the list. In my defense, it wasn’t my fault. I put them on hold at the library, and once they were in I had to read them. No wait list allowed for those. I did stretch my normal reading interest. I read two sci-fi books. On with the list.

January To Be Read list:

(Paperbacks)

  • Cinderella Six Feet Under by Maia Chance –  DNF. The dialect of one character got on my nerves and I couldn’t finish. Note to self: be very careful when writing in dialect not to overdo it.
  • Disappearing Nightly by Laura Resnick-
    I loved this book. It was fun of odd characters and insane events. It’s smart and funny. If you haven’t read one of her books, I recommend them. This one had a nice twist on virgin sacrifices to monsters. It’s a fantasy/mystery novel.
  • The Crimson Claymore by Craig A. Price Jr.It’s a fantasy book complete with a map. I love maps!  This is a local author. I bought the book in December. This one is a long shot to finish in January. Three paperbacks in one month is pushing it but I shall try.

(Digital)

  • Hope Chest by Joyce Scarbrough.  This short story took about 20 minutes to read. If you read it, keep a box of Kleenex nearby.
  • The Dragon’s Curse (The Dragon and the Scholar Book 1) by H.L. Burke. This an almost local writer, she’s in Florida. This will meet another part of the Mother-Daughter Reading Challenge.
  • Let’s Get Visible by David Gaughran- A how-to sell more books guide.
  • Murder in Half Moon Bay by Nancy Jill Thames  DNF.

Other books I’ve read:

The Martian by Andy Weir. Loved it.

Wipeout! Surfing Detective Mystery Series Book 2 by Chip Hughes I bought this because I have a secret dream of becoming a big wave surfer and living on the beach in Hawaii. I can’t even skim-board without being injured. It was a fun read. Dialect could be a bit difficult at times but it was a totally different type of mystery.

Double Dip, Davis Way Crime Caper #2  by Gretchen Archer. I bought the first book in the series last year because it was set in nearby Biloxi, Mississippi. These books are hysterical, Love them.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. I picked this book up after my daughter tossed it aside after only 27 pages. I’m glad she didn’t finish it. I love a good aliens and/or disaster book. This was both. It had a really slow start and the set up was a bit frustrating. The book is divided into sections and those are divided into smaller chapters. Each section has a different narrator. Unfortunately, the narrator isn’t always easy to discern. It took a good 3 or 4 sections before I got the hang of it. It was a good read, I didn’t enjoy it enough to read the next one. To be totally honest, the amount of strong language was unnecessary for a teen book. That’s personal preference there.

My goal is 52 books. I’ve read 6 this month! 6/52. Great start for the year.

What did you just read?

-CK

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