Friday, 28 February 2014

February Review

February has been an awesome reading month for me. Yay for half term, long train journeys and rubbish weather

Books read
20) The Worst Girlfriend in the world by Sarra Manning (British Books Challenge) 5 star read
21) Half Bad by Sally Green (British Books Challenge)
22) Girl with a White Dog by Anne Booth  (British Books Challenge) 5 star read
23) Far from you by Tess Sharpe
24) Just a girl standing in front of a boy by Lucy-Anne Holmes  (British Books Challenge)
25) The Glass Bird Girl by Esme Kerr  (British Books Challenge)
26) The State we're in by Adele Parks  (British Books Challenge)
27) The Secret of Happily ever after by Lucy Dillon  (British Books Challenge)
28) Going over by Beth Kephart
29) Model under Cover: A crime of fashion by Carina Axelsson
30) Echo boy by Matt Haig (British Books Challenge)
31) Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (British Books Challenge)
32) You had me at hello by Mhairi McFarlane  (British Books Challenge)
33) Dead Silent by Sharon Jones  (British Books Challenge)
34) Hi so much by Laura Dockrill  (British Books Challenge)
35) Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
36) Poppy by Mary Hooper  (British Books Challenge)
37) The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle  (British Books Challenge) 5 star read
38) Don't look back by Jennifer Armentrout
39) Daughters of time by Mary Hoffman  (British Books Challenge)
40) A midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger 5 star read
41) Hog in the Fog by Julia Copus (British Books Challenge)
42) Squishy McFluff by Pip Jones (British Books Challenge)
43)  Magneto by Greg Pak
44) Goose by Dawn O'Porter (British Books Challenge)

I've been seeing a lot of debate over twitter about people sticking with books they don't enjoy. Therefore from this month onwards I'll be keeping a list of books I don't finish (I might even go back and add to last month's too so I have a years worth) for you all to see. I am very much all for giving up on books that I'm not in the mood for or not enjoying. Sometimes I go back to them eventually, sometimes not. Life is too short to force yourself through books for the sake of it.

Books given up on
The Virgins by Pamela Erens (too literary for my mood at the time)
The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes (too much like work as focused on a school teacher)
Take back the skies by Lucy Saxon (wanted to try it as a debut author but I struggle with fantasy novels)
The Eagle Trail by Robert Rigby (too military based for my liking)
Sleuth or Dare by Robin Benway (2nd book in a series effect)
Shift by Jeff Povey (too much like work as kids in detention)
Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern (made me feel wrong. No idea why really)
The visitors by Rebecca Mascull (just wasn't doing it for me at the time)


Book events attended
None as such but I did have a lovely day in London with my lovely friend Non (soon to be published author of trouble) and Sarah and Sammee (two of my favourite bloggers) which was fab.

3 comments:

Bookaholic 007 said...

Wow! You read a lot of books this month! They all look really good!

bibliotropic.net said...

Cripes, that's a lot of books! Sometimes there's an upside to lousy weather and long trips, though! (One of the many reasons I don't mind taking 1/2 hour bus rides to work is that I get to spend that time reading.)

Jesse Owen said...

Once again I am blown away by how many books you've read!