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Books I Read This Month: February 2018

The Gunslinger - Stephen King The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz

 

 

 

Well a few things. I hit my book goal for 2018, I read 50 books a few days ago, so cheers to that. Now I can ignore the reading challenge for the rest of the year and not feel like I am behind like I usually do. 

 

I managed to finish 23 books this month. For the most part I had some good reads (check out the 3 to 5 star books I read this month) though I had a couple of doozies. Looking at you Dean Koontz. 

 

I also managed to finish up a book that fit The (Mostly) Dead Writers Society 52 weeks challenge (that was "A Mother Like Mine"). 

 

On another note, it came up last night during a Twitter discussion that many authors of color out there want to see more reviewers of color review their books. See tweet thread here:

 


I have been better about trying to read more books by POC, but I am going to step it up even more. I found Justina Ireland and Dhonielle Clayton's comments about this to be really good discussion topics last night and of course I hard cringed at reviewers who were white who popped up crying reverse racism (please stop that people). What is good though is that I had a lot of people reach out to me last night and ask about how to follow me on Booklikes and Goodreads. So hopefully this means we get to see some new faces around Booklikes! 

I do have an account on NetGalley, but I am terrible about not using it. Char has pushed me to go there and I finally did after an author reached out to me last year about reviewing her book. For me I think that I like to either buy the book or borrow from the library so no one can try to claim that my review is biased. I am going to use NetGalley and even went in this morning (hey my password still works!) and requested some interesting looking books. 

 

5 stars

It Happens All the Time: A Novel - Amy HatvanyNow and Then Friends: A Hartley-By-The-Sea Novel - Kate HewittA Mother Like Mine (A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel) - Kate HewittPet Sematary - Stephen King

 

The Gunslinger - Stephen King

 

4 stars

 

The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs - Dana BateRainy Day Sisters: A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel - Kate HewittThis Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America - Morgan JerkinsSugar - Kimberly Stuart

 

Bombing in Belgravia - Samantha Silver

 

3 stars

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue - Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate, Stephen GilpinA Conspiracy in Belgravia (The Lady Sherlock Series) - Sherry ThomasAn Irish Country Practice - Patrick TaylorChristmas at Tiffany's - Karen Swan

 

For Better or Hearse - Laura DurhamThe Last Black Unicorn - Tiffany Haddish

 

2 stars

Surprise Me: A Novel - Sophie KinsellaDune Messiah - Frank HerbertWhere the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir - Amy TanA Million Little Things - Susan Mallery

 

Sisters Like Us (Mischief Bay) - Susan Mallery

 

1 star

 

The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz

 

DNF

 

Read, Write, Love at Seaside - Addison Cole

 

My favorite book for this month will be "The Gunslinger" and my least favorite that mess of a book, "The Silent Corner."


Happy reading folks!