14 January 2020

Show Us Your Books - January 2020

Welcome to Show Us Your Books for January - find other participating blogs at Life According to Steph and Jana Says.
Even more importantly, visit Steph's or Jana's site for info on the readathon this Saturday - and there are prizes! Who doesn't love another excuse to spend the day reading, right?

Going back to work after the holidays is really cutting into my reading time (and my blogging time, and my sleeping time...). I've finished five book so far in January (okay, one was actually a picture book, but it was for review, and it's adorable!). I'm partway into one of the books for my daughter's middle school battle of the books, and I'm hoping to finish that one plus at least five more from my TBR/review list. Here's the deets:

Finished reading:

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

I'm so glad this was my first finished book for 2020. It was fabulous, and I loved every minute of it. 5 out of 5 stars from me. The sequel to this one is Practical Magic, and I immensely enjoy both the book and the movie.

I borrowed this one from the library for my kindle, so it was just the wait list that had me waiting so long to finally read it.

Fly, Fly Again by Katie Jaffe & Jennifer Lawson

This is an absolutely adorable picture book. I received a pdf copy of it and read it to review for Books I Think You Should Read. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. If you have little people in your life, click through before January 18 and enter to win your own copy of this great book.

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken

The first book already has a movie, and I hope this one gets one too! I borrowed this book from the library for my kindle. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.

A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

I received a copy of this one from NetGalley to review. While I felt engaged and enjoyed the characters, the story felt a bit loose in places. Check out my full 3.5 out of 5 stars review here.

The God Game by Danny Tobey

I finished this one on Sunday. It was definitely a page-turner, and I was eager to find out how it would all end! I gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars. My full review will be published soon.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley to review it.

Currently Reading:

I'm currently partway into Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I expected to enjoy it, as it is the first of what I've heard as a popular series, and it's soon to be a major motion picture from Disney (I do love book/movie pairings). So far, so good. I was a little worried as some of our team members have struggled to get into it. Luckily it seems up my alley.

Planning to Read:

Next up I have a few more NetGalley reads.
The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams
The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick
All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, & Karen White
18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics by Bruce Goldfarb
Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith

If these go quickly, I'd love to try and squeeze in another YA from the battle of the books list.


Ali @ Ali's Books said...

Happy reading for the rest of the month!

Tina TBR Etc said...

Yes, work is really interfering with my reading time, too! And you reminded me about 18 tiny deaths- sounds so good.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I absolutely loved The Rules of Magic. I'd read about that family forever.

NY Foodie Family said...

It's been YEARS since I've read an Alice Hoffman book and I didn't enjoy the two books that I had read. I didn't realize she's written so many other books, so may have to give her another chance!

Jana @ Jana Says said...

I love how many of us are actively trying to work through our NetGalley shelves.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love a good picture book! You're off to a great start on your 2020 reading.


Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

The God Game was all over instagram. It seemed a little hit or miss!

Mackenzie said...

That's awesome that you have read five books already for January! :)