I saw this over at Cleopatra Loves Books, and thought it was a great idea to look back at books read so far in 2017. Hosted by Jo’s Book Journey, the idea is sharing 6 books, in 6 categories from the first half of the year. So here’s my choices:
6 Books I Have Enjoyed The Most
6 Psychological Thrillers I Have Read & Enjoyed
6 New To Me Authors
6 Covers I’ve Loved
6 Books Which Took Me To The Past
Six Books I Own & Can’t Believe I Haven’t Managed To Read Yet
Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t/Want To Read
This was a hard one to narrow down. I have shelves of books that I haven’t got around to going back years. My Amazon wishlist is nearly as big as the entire book catalogue on there. In the end I decided to grab the books from my shelves that I remember being the most excited about and the ones I still REALLY want to read and can’t believe I haven’t yet. (from mixed genre’s so a bit of a cheat!)
Boundless by Cynthia Hand, The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan and Insurgent by Veronica Roth….I RAVED about the first books in these series, waited desperately for these sequels, got my hands on them the second I could…and then never got round to reading them. WHY!!! I fear it’s been so long now, I’ll struggle to recall what happened at the beginning of these series.
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets and A Thousand Splendid Suns are probably the two longest unreads on my shelves. The Distant Hours and Twenties Girl were books by favourite authors which I’d been waiting for for ages. And A Hundred Pieces Of Me, Room and Gone Girl were all books which I’d bought on the back of amazing reviews…I think I’m in a small minority of people who never got around to them….yet.
I’m truly not sorry to say goodbye to January. I dislike the dark, cold, greyness of it. Although it did end very prettily with some snow. This was the walk to school the other day.
Yet despite some snow, there’s some welcome signs that spring is on its way. The nights are getting lighter and it’s not dark when I leave work anymore. Hurrah. Also, despite the snow, these little beauties popped open overnight giving me a lovely welcome surprise.
It was also payday weekend…the first one after Christmas. It’s always handy to get paid early in December, but ugh…6 weeks is a long time. I’ve treat myself to some new books which I’m waiting to arrive.
In the mean time, here’s my to read pile for February. I’ve read such good things about all of these, I think it’s going to be a brilliant reading month. Have you read any of them? What did you think?
I’m an emotional reader. Actually, I’m just plain emotional as a person. I even cry at some adverts (The John Lewis Christmas one kills me everytime) or when people win on game shows. My 9 year old thinks it’s hilarious.
And February certainly was an emotional reading month! I think I admitted to crying in every review I wrote. I’ve gone through a whole tree in tissues and ate my weight in chocolate.
Top picks of February were:
(click titles to see my reviews)
I didn’t realise until this week, but the end of January/beginning of February marked FOUR years as a book blogger! I can’t believe my little blog has been going that long. 2013 was a very busy year with lots of stuff happening at home/work/Uni and I had to take an extended break, but this February I’ve loved getting back to the book blogging community, twitter and catching up with old blogger pals (and hopefully making new ones) My TBR pile has exploded again in the last few weeks. It’s great being back!