Whoa, February has gone in a blink- but I won’t complain since it’s getting us closer to spring. We got SO much snow here in the Northeast, I’m certain we will have lingering piles of ice through the end of May.
Before I jump into my favorite reads from this month, did you see this article? Looks like all the time you spend reading your racist uncle’s facebook rants and buzzfeed listicles, you could be reading things that don’t make you want to quit to world! 200 books worth of things you actually want to read, how crazy is that!? I read about 4 books a month, which averages to almost 50 books a year - I can’t imagine tripling that number.
Anyways, here are my favorite reads from this month, if you’re a big reader like me, or are into the sci-fi vein of books, give me a follow over on Goodreads, my all time favorite place to track books I have read and find new books each month.
“Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions.”
This book was just so incredibly awesome and perfect. I couldn’t put it down, and still think about it constantly. It is freaky and strange and imaginative and violent and vulgar and heart warming and just perfection. I love me a hero with flaws and some magical realism, so this just hit all my buttons.
This book hopefully needs no synopsis or introduction. I really loved it, it was scary and nerdy and kept me engaged. I found it hilarious to read the 90’s descriptions of tech, especially the part where they felt it necessary to explain the purpose of a cursor (LULZ), it made me enjoyably nostalgic for the early 90’s. I am so glad I finally got around to reading this, it’s only been on my ‘to read’ list since I was 13. The movie terrified me and sparked my love of science, so i’ve always been a bit scared to read the book as I knew there were a few differences. Other than the mind blowing fact that Ledi was supposed to be the younger sibling and the swapping of some of their character traits- i loved the differences and sm sure this book will be reread a billion times before I die.
“Aliens exist, the government knows, and Dan McCarthy just found the proof.”
I love the take on the media shit-storm that follows whistleblowers, and the toll that takes on not just the person but the families, and communities of that person. There is a great little twist at the ending that I didn’t see coming, I won’t spoil it though!
“A worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes, follow a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, lead by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the fireman.”
Ugh, I wanted to love this book because NOS4A2 was so good, but this book didn’t just miss the mark, it missed the target entirely. I feel like Joe Hill has three disparate novels mixed up into this mess, and it could have benefitted from a serious amount of editing. The plot pacing was confusing and overall the book was pretty anti-climactic. This story had so much potential, but it fell short of all my expectations. Overall I found this a chore to finish, and would say skip it.
What was your favorite read this month? Leave me a comment and let me know so I can add it to my list of books to read!
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