Friday, February 28, 2014

February Wrap-Up



I didn’t say I promised to stick to my TBR, did I? Because I shouldn’t have. I went WAAAY off-course.
Overall, I read seventeen books this month. Below is a list of all the books along with my brief thoughts on book (or story as to how or why I read this book at this time, though I usually include that in my full reviews as well) and links to full reviews, if I have full reviews.

As you may or may not know, I am participating in the Jumble Your Genres Challenge this year and planning each months TBR around whichever genre the challenge specifies. Last month, all the books I read counted towards the challenge. This month, not so much. Therefore, any book where the title is PURPLE counts towards the challenge.

  1. Requiem by Lauren Oliver: I rolled this from my January tbr into February, because I did not quite finish it January like I had hoped. Anyway, on the actual book… everyone said it was really disappointing. While it didn’t quite live up to the series, It certainly was no Mockingjay. (NO REAL REVIEW)
  2. In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane: I’d started this book in December 2013 and put it aside. I picked it up again in February and finished it. And I don’t know whether it was contemporary or paranormal. It FELT like a contemporary, but it READ like a paranormal. I’m gonna say it was contemporary with paranormal elements. Sound good? REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/510160349?book_show_action=false
  3. Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein: I liked this book. AND I WANT A TV SHOW OF IT!!! But I’ll live if one is never made. If they turn it into a movie, though, there will be serious protests. Like, maybe a sit-in. Or, I don’t know, how does one protest against a movie being made? REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/563765240
  4. Reality Boy by A.S. King: I don’t really have any strong thoughts on this book. REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/844959605
  5. Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill: this book was fun and cute and I really, really liked it. REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16067180-being-sloane-jacobs
  6. Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Coriell Shelley: This book was very real, and it was a hard thing to approach, and I enjoyed it. REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/660422034
  7. Unearthly, Hallowed and Boundless by Cynthia Hand: I loved this trilogy! So much! I’ve finished a Lot a series lately (Divergent, Wither, Delirium) and pretty much ALL of the last books were disappointing, but not this one. This one was… so satisfying. Loved it. (NO REAL REVIEWS)
  8. Noami and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: I have a thing on Goodreads that’s not a real review, but I’m gonna link you to it anyway, because I think it’s important. REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/850274091?book_show_action=false
  9. Bloodthristy by Flynn Meaney: REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/670858420
  10. Bumped and Thumped by Megan McCafferty: The first book in this series was alright, but I wasn’t in love. The second book was definitely and improvement. Bumped: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/852810462?book_show_action=false Thumped: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/853752410?book_show_action=false
  11. Aimee by Mary Beth Miller: This book really made me feel. REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/854629436
  12. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks: I saw the movie and the movie made me want to read the book. I know that’s not how you’re supposed to do it, but sometimes I need to wath the movie cuz I’m not at all interested in the book, okay? REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/442438848?book_show_action=false
  13. Fahrenhiet 451 by Ray Bradbury: The first classic that I have read willingly and actually finished. Also, I enjoyed it. Surprise. REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/858419528?book_show_action=false
  14. The Different Girl by Gordon Dalquist: This book was, eh. Sort of slow. Okay, it was slow. But it made a point, and I understand the point. But I didn’t really love it. REVIEW: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/827136654?book_show_action=false
Overall, I read 17 books this month, 8 of which were contemporary and thus counted towards the Jumble Your Genres Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

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