Saturday, June 24, 2017

April 2017 Books

For some reason I didn't do a lot of reading in April.  School was starting to wind down but stress at my second job kept me too jittery to do much besides worry and get angry at everything near me.  I did do myself a favor and decide enough was enough with the Titan books though.  After 17 volumes I just couldn't deal with it anymore and I gave up.  I know this series is a lot of people's favorites but to me it was just a rehash of the same scenes over and over and I could read one book in about 30 minutes because there was so little dialogue. 

Bug and I finished a grand total of THREE books together this month!  She of course loved her Beverly Cleary (always a favorite in our home) and I discovered the 13-Story Treehouse books at our local library and picked the first one up for her.  She thought it was the greatest thing ever and begged me to get the next one as soon as we had finished it.  I think they're a little cheesy but they're not aimed at my age group so my opinion doesn't matter as much as hers.  Bug just thought they were hilarious. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

March 2017 Books

March was my month of Titan books.  I read nine of them and not much else.

This series is not one I would honestly recommend to anyone wishing to start in this genre.  Death Note was so much better and easier to follow.  Attack on Titan is heavy on the pictures but not on the plot and it really started to drag for me by the end of this month.

Bug and I read the second book in the Secret Hero Society series and she absolutely loved it.  She's a huge DC universe fan and she was so excited when she recognized random characters that you don't see very often.

A woman at work loaned me a book about the Shawnee National Forest and I will say that be default it was my favorite this month.  I loved seeing old views of some of the places I enjoy going to and how they've changed over the years.  It was an interesting read.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

February 2017 Books

My reading slump was OVER this month and I am incredibly thankful.  I read quite a few great books and it was so nice because I was really worried I was going to repeat 2016 and just go through the motions with reading bleh books.  I read SIXTEEN books in February and ended with a total of almost 4,000 pages of books!

I listened to several audiobooks in February and read a few smaller books which is why my count is so high.  My number one pick this month was Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok.  I love books centered around Asian characters and this one was so moving and sad that I could not put it down.
There were a few meh picks this month.  I really didn't care about the children's books I picked up.  Attack on Titan was a new manga series I started during this month which was another not very good choice for me.