In which I share the books I read (or attempted to read) this month + other bookish ramblings...
The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian [review coming soon! 5 stars!]
Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis-Graves [read my review]
The Score by Elle Kennedy [no review -- 2 stars]
Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren [read my reivew -- LOVED!]
I finished four books in January, two of which I gave 5-stars to (really, really loved)... while the other two didn't quite do it for me. The definite stand out this month for me was WICKED SEXY LIAR. If you know me, then you're already aware of my love for this series by Christina Lauren. I was super excited to receive a copy early from the publisher and immediately dove in to it. There's just something so addicting about their writing, and these characters, that hits me right in the spot. I can't get enough -- and I refuse to believe this is the end to that series. I want more!!!
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner [still reading]
Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake [still reading]
Right now I am currently in the middle of reading these two books. Both are holding my interest and I hope to finish in the next week or so. THE SERPENT KING came highly recommended, with a lot of glowing reviews. The expectations were set high, and they are definitely delivering so far. But it's the type of story I have to let digest a bit as I read, and that's probably why I am taking my time with it. SUFFER LOVE is hitting me in my "love for contemporary YA" spot. It reminds me a bit of Jessi Kirby's writing, mixed in with Heather Demetrios -- which is a definite win for me! Stay tuned for my final thoughts on these two books.
Earlier this month I went to Boston for ALA-Midwinter. It was such an awesome experience!! I had the best time finally meeting a lot of my bookish friends face to face. We spent two days surrounded by books and endless laughs... what could be better?! Below are the books I picked up, as well as a "blustery" cold pic of Jess and me as we explored the historic city of Boston, and the infamous lobster roll I devoured!
I can never stick to a reading scheduled, so it's hard for me to say what I'll definitely be reading in February. I do know that a highly anticipated pre-order of SUMMER SKIN by Kirsty Eagar will be making its way to me all the way from Australia. As soon as that book arrives in my hands, you bet I'll be stopping everything to start it! Be sure to check my instagram feed for the latest on what I am reading.