January zoomed right on by. I’m glad it’s February though, one step closer to spring! It hasn’t been a bad winter here, but I’m tired of the freezing cold.
I’ve been on a young adult fantasy genre kick lately, which is odd for me. Usually, I only read a couple YA’s a year. I’ve already read 3 so far and am working on number 4.
In total I read 7 books in January. I managed to review most of those already. However, there are a couple that I don’t plan to write full reviews for. So, here’s a couple of quick thoughts on those two.
The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee by Kristen Painter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
This was a cute and funny paranormal romance. Essentially, this is one of those romances where the leads pretend to be in a relationship and end up falling in love. There were aspects that I didn’t really care for though. Such as the cliched “evil other woman” character. But overall, this was an ok read.
Suicide Squad, vol 5: Walled In by Matt Kindt
Rating: C –
I’m officially done with this series. This volume was pretty boring. It felt like the main squad was barely in it. Out of the 5 volumes I’ve read, only 1 has been really worth the read.
Reading Challenge Progress
I didn’t do so hot with most of my reading challenges. The only one I made any real progress on was the “New to Me” challenge. Below are updates on the challenges that I made some sort of progress on in Jan.
2016 Goal: 25 “New to Me” Authors
“New to Me” Authors Read in January: 3
- John Scalzi (Redshirts)
- Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows)
- Sarah J. Mass (A Court of Thorns and Roses) – Review to come
2016 Goal: Clear my TBR pile down to 100 books
TBR count at the beginning of the month: 170
TBR count at the end of the month: 176
I seem to be going in the wrong direction. I blame that this month on my mostly reading library books. Out of the 7 books I read, 5 were from the library, 1 was from my TBR pile and 1 was something I bought and read immediately.
2016 Goal: 1 – 15 books – New Release Newbie
New releases read in Jan.: 1
- The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee by Kristen Painter