The Good, The Bad and the Ugly otherwise known as the February Wrap-up

I am going to call this feature The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from now on. There were some amazing reads this month and not so amazing reads. Here is the obligatory disclaimer…this is my experience with each one of these books. Someone else may enjoy them more then I did..this is in no way anything to do with my feelings about the author. With that out of the way lets get started shall we:

The Good: 3-5 stars (Books that I thought were good – books I thought were amaze balls)

– Starlings by Jo Walton – 5

– Fire in the Ocean by K.D. Keenan – 4

– Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi DeMeester – 5

– Hell Hound by Ken Greenhall – 5

– The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Smith – 4

– Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman – 5

– The Crossing by Jason Mott – 4.5

– Beneath by Kristi DeMeester – 5

– The Book Collector by Alice Thompson – 5

– The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo – 5

The Bad: 1-2 stars

– Futura by Jordan Philips

The Ugly: Books that I DNFed

– Fayroll More Than A Game by A. Vasilyev: Now here is why I DNFed this book. It was basically Elder Scrolls in book form. It was not what I expected…From the synopsis I thought it was going to be more like Ready Player One. Sorry…Just couldn’t finish it.

I don’t like to DNF books. I really give it the old college try. I give them about 100 pages and if I am not hooked or I find that I am not enjoying the book it does not get rated I just put it in The Ugly pile. Books that aren’t pictured are locked in my kindle.

January Wrap Up

This has been an awesome reading month for me. I have read some truly good books over the past month. I read three physical books the rest have been on my kindle. Let’s take a small stroll down memory lane.

Origin by Dan Brown -3

Tales from a Talking Board edited by Ross Lockhart -4

The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan -3

Restless Souls by Dan Sheehan – 4

The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn – 4

The Hawkman by Jane Rosenberg LaForge – 5 (seriously get this book it is beautiful)

Hell Hound by Ken Greenhall (I didn’t review it but will be reviewing it in Feb)

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan – 4.5

Rust and Stardust by T.Greenwood – 5

The Merry Spinsters by Mallory Ortberg – 4.5

Unclean Spirits By Chuck Wendig – 5

The Book Collector by Alice Thompson (I didn’t review it but I will be reviewing it in Feb)

The Beginning of The World in the Middle of the Night (I read this for myself. I love Jen’s You Tube Channel and really wanted to read it. It is fantastic.)

I have one book that I DNF’ed this month. I read four chapters and couldn’t wrap my head around the story. I was really excited about it as well as it was a retelling story which I love. Like I said nothing against the author but just not for me.

Not a bad month all in all. A couple of new to me authors which I loved reading and have ordered some of their other books. Which is the part of reading that I love. Discovering a new author to add to my old favorites. Now on to February.