What I've Been Reading

6:01 PM

I'm sort of borrowing this idea from Cait (Notebook Sisters). On one of her recent posts, she had a little slice of the post that told how many books she read in January (and how many of those were YA and middle grade), which one was her favorite, and which one was her least favorite.

What I'm gonna do is recap in more detail and blah, blah, blah. Besides being neat in general (because I'm awesome like that), it's going to help me remember more stuff about what I've read through the year. I have bad memory, okay?



How many books did I read in January? 21! Around three were middle grade (I'm saying around because some of them sort of straddle the line I think), two adult, and the rest were YA.

Favorite? I don't even know. There were so many great ones! But if I had to pick, it would be The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross.

Least Favorite? Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner or I Want to Live by Lurlene McDaniel.

Favorite Cover(s)? Yes, I admit it. I added the '(s)' just so I could put more than one cover. I held myself back for the book favorites...you couldn't have expected it to last too long ;) My absolute favorite covers were Indelible by Dawn Metcalf and Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard had an awesome cover as well.

Least Favorite Cover(s)? Special Dead by Patrick Freivald and Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman.

Longest Book? 473 pages.

Bonus Question: Who was my least favorite main character?
Annie McRae from The Debutante by Kathryn Williams. She complained a lot.

Memorable Moments:

  • I got into some smaller book genera this month! Steampunk and Zombies (not sure if that's a specific genera or what). I hadn't read either types before. I took to Steampunk better and faster than Zombies, and I'm still a little hesitant of reading them (read: queasy). Special Dead by Patrick Freivald was a zombie book. Oh, man, it was...intense. The emotions were raw and the descriptions were so good (detailed, raw, afhakjfhsldkfh) that when I was reading certain scenes during lunch I had to look away, swallow hard, and remind myself that it was not real before I could start eating again. Also, extreme plot twist.
  • Reading Indelible after waiting for a long, long time! 
  • Shipping an OTP so hard. (Joy and Indelible Ink)
  • Realizing that many people may have misconceptions about the South (of the United States) after reading The Debutante. Because, honey, an four-wheeler is not a farm vehicle. Those are called tractors.
  • Thinking that, after consideration, I need to re-rate some of my books on Goodreads.
  • Remembering that I may have read 22 books because I think I read A Wrinkle in Time last month and it isn't on my 2014-books-read page. My opinion? It's sort of hard because while I wasn't crazy about the writing style in some ways, I was in others. The different planets were really brilliant and I cried. Yep. And I totally wasn't expecting it. I just read this one scene and then I was crying. And as I was sniffling, I was just sort of in shock like "How did this happen??" 

This was so fun that I think I'm going to be doing it every month. Are there any other questions you would like for me to answer every month? (about my reads) Would you like me to list the titles and authors of all the books? I'd consider it. Maybe.

Anyways, tell me what you want to know and I'll see what I can work out. :)

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? You can disagree with me. I don't bite (usually).

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2 comments

  1. This makes a fantastic post, actually. ;) I think I'll borrow from your borrow and go more in depth for my February reads (in other words: YOU GENIUS YOU). And you beat me by one book! XD

    I really love the covers of Indelible and Something Strange & Deadly, too! NaDtD isn't my most favourite cover ever...but it's definitely better than some out there. >_< YAY FOR INK AND JOY. They're adorable. Slightly creepy, but adorable. I spent most of that book thinking it was called "Inedible", though...which really confused me. Until Joy choked on that piece of fruit and it all made incredible sense aaaaand...I realised I'd totally misread the title. Oops. -_-

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    1. Why thank you! Who would have thought, right? ;) Yay, glad you liked (yes, I am a genius. *bows* I even come with the crazy hair and glasses) Mwuahahahaha. I'M SO PROUD. I'll try not to gloat too much.

      I think I like the NaDtD cover because of the contrast of black & white and color, which I really love, especially when I edit photos. Person preference is personal preference though... even if you're wrong XD (totally joking) You're right about the creepy... I don't know why but I was way more creeped out about the smooth,creaseless hands then the all-black eyes. haha, I remember you posting about that (I don't remember the particular scene you're talking about though *shrugs*).

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