Hello all! I hope you all had a wonderful reading month in January. I'm finally back to blogging after taking a short break, I did manage to get a fair bit of reading done, but I also had fun just catching up with some TV shows, which I haven't done in forever. Here's a recap of January and we all also have our poll at the end for which books you think we've been putting off for far too long from our tbr piles.
Number of Books read:
Jasprit: 5 stars
Rachel: 5 stars
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
Neverwas by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed
The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
Sweet by Erin McCarthy
Playing the Playboy by Noelle Adams
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Soulless by Gail Carriger
The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand
Best read of last month:
Jasprit: I have two books: Fire by Kristin Cashore and Maybe One Day by Melissa Cantor. I was extremely looking forward to Fire, and I'm glad to say that it did not disappoint, once again the world that Cashore created was just gorgeous. I devoured Myabe One Day in one day, it was such a heartbreaking yet beautiful read, if I recommend one book you buy this month, it's definitely this one.
The Chocolate Temptation and Soulless are a tie for me. I utterly adore Laura Florand's writing. She writes layered characters, gorgeous prose and beautifully sensual romances! Soulless was complete wicked fun!
Book which surprised me the most:
Jasprit: No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale. The reviews for this book had been really off putting, but seriously this book couldn't have come at a more better time for me, it had a nice mystery, it was fun and full with many laugh out loud moments
Rachel: Sweet. I wasn't expecting to like Jessica, the main protagonist because I didn't care for her in the previous book where she was a secondary character.
Fictional crush of the month:
Jasprit: Brigan from Fire and Calvin from Maybe One Day. These two characters were just so perfect, they went on to show exactly how guys should behave in your time of need.
Patrick Chevalier from The Chocolate Temptation! Oh, my! He just melted my heart and other bits! ;)
Three books I'm most looking forward to this month:
Jasprit: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I really did want to save this book for a later date, but I don't think I could hold off much longer.
Split Second by Kasie West. My lovely copy arrived this week and honestly I can't wait to dive back into this fantastic world.
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. I've seen that some bloggers have already received their copies of their books (I'm still waiting on mine to be dispatched :( ). But I seriously need some more Warner in my life!
Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker. I loved both of her NA titles so I'm hoping this is just as good. Snow Kissed by Laura Florand which is a novella (adult) about a married couple working things out. It sounds emotional and amazing!
|Los Angeles Central Public Library.|
It’s the kids section and I almost died when I saw it. It would’ve been my heaven to go there when I was little and pick out books to read. I always loved my trips to the library when I was a little kid! (Rachel)
And now to the fun bit where we want you guys to take part. Rachel and I have enormous tbr piles, so we've decided that each month we will let you decide what we need to read asap. Last month you picked Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins for me and The Collector by Victoria Scott for Rachel. This month you guys get to choose a book just for me.
*blogger seems to have a mind of its own lately, so just in case this poll doesn't appear on this page, you can vote for your favourite in the poll in the side bar.