Monthly Reads

January 2017: A Summary

Well, I can honestly say that this month has been interesting and quite a bit has happened.  I’ve started applying to new jobs and I’m working on organizing my life a bit more.  As soon as I feel I have it all under control, something happens, this month I just keep on getting sick.  I’ve thought about doing a bunch of different things with my life and I’m working on it, but that’ll all come later.

December was a complete mess for me so I’m sorry for being gone, but it’s a new year and the past is the past, I’ve done the best I can to make peace with what I can, the rest is no longer on me.  I just want to say thank you guys for sticking around and being supportive!  Love you!!

Books Read:

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (audiobook) – (three beans) – We have all seen the Disney version of Tarzan, but let me tell you that the story it is based off of is so totally different that it’s insane.  I forget how violent some of these classics get sometimes…I’m pretty sure Tarzan is a psychopath…

Highway to Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil #3) by Rosemary Clement-Davis (paperback bought) – (four beans) – I have enjoyed this series but for me this was a bit less exciting (at least for the first half) than the first two.  The first two I was dragged into right away but I think based on how different the last one was determined that I didn’t get as much into it until closer to the half-way point.  Still very well done!

World of Wanderlust by Brooke Saward (hardback bought) – (five beans) – I’ve been following Brook Saward for over a year on her trips around the world and it’s amazing!  Check out her youtube channel, World of Wanderlust.  This book is one of hers that has awesome pictures and travel tips.  I got it as a present for my sister.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe (ebook for review) – (five beans) – This book addresses some very difficult subjects, and should not be taken lightly.  It blows my mind that this could actually happen to someone in our time and world, but it could and it does and that makes me very unhappy. This book was a heart-wrenching and deeply emotional story with dashes of hope spread out just enough to keep me from becoming a ball of tears (which may have happened a little as well…).  GO READ IT!

Code Name: Papa: My Extraordinary Life while Hiding in Plain Sight by Joh Murray (paperback for review) – (three point five beans) –  Jason Bourne exists!! Sadly he’s been married several times and has a few estranged children and few friends.  I don’t usually read a lot memoirs or autobiographies but this one was very interesting to read.  It reads a bit like a crime book but also with the reality of the consequences of the job on himself emotionally and personally.

Pancakes in Paris by Craig Carlson (ebook for review) – (four beans) – Written with humor and without sugar-coating the process, this book really shows how much blood, sweat, and tears go into accomplishing your dream.   This book made me smile and laugh at many aspects but also made me wince and different issues came up and Mr. Carlson had to just keep on trucking. If you’re looking for some inspiration of starting a company or to just keep on going with heading towards your dream, this book is a great one to read!

Never night (Nevernight #1) by Jay Kristoff (library hardback) – (five beans) – The entire story flowed together super well and I can’t wait to hear what comes next.  It’s been a while since I’ve been completely sucked into a book to the point where you could have set the building around me on fire and I wouldn’t probably not have noticed until I caught on fire or the couch I was snuggled on or the book (heavens forbid!) and I miss that!!

Bluefish by Pat Schmatz (library hardback) – (five beans) – Seriously, this book was touching. Not rip-my-heart-to-shreds-touching, more like smile-because-this-is-real-life-stuff-touching. Not only the stories of the two main characters, but we are shown that the other minor characters have stories too and that they play just as important a role as the main ones do.

Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough (ebook for review) – (three beans) – This is one of my favorite LGBT+ books as of recently, even with the rating, it was very fun and interesting. The writing was well done and smooth and I was drawn into the story, wanting to know the consequences for various actions.  However, I never really felt satisfied, especially with the ending.

 

What have you guys been reading??  I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds for us all! Stay healthy, my friends!

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