Monday, 31 January 2011

Monday Wrap Up [4]

Welcome to my weekly wrap up post!

As it's the end of the month, I'm tagging in a few end of the month wrap up bits as well at the end of this post. First off though the regular stuff. Last week was another week spent very sick and getting little reading done until the end of the week.

Possessions by Nancy Holder - I got about 35-40 pages in and gave up. Just wasn't for me. I flicked through some of it and read a paragraph or two here and there near the end. Seemed like maybe it would have gotten better, but I wasn't interested enough to find out. I really like some of Nancy's other works, so I'm certain there are those who'd enjoy this, just this story didn't work for me. Possessions made 2 DNF's in a row which is unheard of for me (first was Awakened by Ednah Walters).
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols - this is one of my favourite ever YA contemp romances! I reread it because I was craving a contemp and after 2 DNF's I needed something I loved and familiar.
The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller - so nearly made it 3 DNF's in a row (I'm not counting Going Too Far cause it was a reread). I liked it, then didn't, then got really fed up with it and mostly finished it because I didn't want to make it 3 DNF's. Some of the ideas are really good, but the main character, Haven, drove me nuts.
One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen - the second book in the Past Midnight series is far better than the first! Very much enjoyed it.

Again, a week full of scheduled posts thanks to my being organized before I got sick! :D I am now though needing new posts, but that's okay, cause I am mostly better and can write them again.

Tuesday Jan 25th - Review - The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa [The Iron Fey #3]. I'd tell you how much I lvoe this series, but I can't. So just go buy it. ;)
Wednesday Jan 26th - Review from Nayuleska - Crazy by Han Nolan. While I was busy with sis's b'day, Nayu was sharing this review of a book I'd not taken note of before and now really want!
Thursday Jan 27th - Review - Other Words For Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal. A 2011 debut and a fantastic YA contemp.
Friday Jan 28th - Review - When The Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer. This is a YA contemp romance I wanted to love, and does have some good moments, but just didn't work for me.
Saturday Jan 29th - In My Mailbox - a few great titles.

Week Jan 31st - Feb 6th will see these reviews going up:
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton [Angelfire #1] - another 2011 debut full of awesome!
Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells [Sabina Kane #3] - best book in the Sabina series so far. Heart wrenching, but awesome.

And again, I'm not committing to more reviews because right now, that's all I got. I'm hoping to post a review for The Eternal Ones as well, and/or One Hundred Candles, but I'm not making any promises.

Reading plans for the week:
I'm currently reading Hate List by Jennifer Brown and ...I'm not sure 'enjoying' is the right word for this book, because it's dealing with very dark situations. But it's very good. I'll finish it today. I think I'll then be reading other YA contemps this week, but I'm not actually 'planning' any. I'm just going to read what takes my fancy when it's time for a new book. I'll let you know what I end up reading next week!

End of the Month
Total no. books read: 12 (doesn't incl. reread/novella)
YA's read: 9
Adult titles read: 3
Novellas: 1
Number of reviews posted: 16
DNF's: 2
Rereads: 1
Titles read on Kindle: 3 (incl. e-ARC's/novella)
Favourite book of the month: Entangled by Cat Clarke. Just mentioning the title of this book gives me chills all over again!!

I can't believe January is over already!! Hope you all have a good week and a good February! :)


Clover said...

I kind of knew it was the end of the month, but it didn't really sink in until I read it in your post. EEP. I have so much work to do for my event next month :( I read Hate List recently, I understand what you mean about not 'enjoying it' per se, but it is good. My review won't go up for ages though. Going Too Far is one of my favourite books as well.

Hope things get better now. Better books (no more DNFs!) and better health :)

The Slowest Bookworm said...

You read a lot of books in a month! I am such a slow reader and only managed 5. I can't believe we're nearly in February already. Where does the time go?

Jessica said...

January did seem to go by pretty fast! And yet my TBR pile still remains steadily tall! :)

Here's my wrap-up

Happy Reading!