January in Review:
Read: 35 books
Reviewed: 25 books
2012: 35 out of 150 books according to GoodReads.
Horror/Thriller Reading Challenge: 18 out of 20 books. I suspect I will increase the level I was attempting in the near future.
Towards the beginning of January, I discovered that Bizarro Fiction is not as scary or purposelessly odd as I had previously imagined. So far, I’ve read and enjoyed:
- Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective by Garrett Cook (4 Stars)
- Starfish Girl by Athena Villaverde (3 Stars)
- Warrior Wolf Woman of the Wasteland by Carlton Mellick III (4.5 Stars)
I also have discovered the fun that is The Lying Game series by Sara Shepard and I suspect I’ll be moving right along to The Pretty Little Liars series as well. I just finished Never Have I Ever yesterday, and I recently reviewed The Lying Game (4 Stars). I still have -40 interest in either television show, but the books are quite good. I can’t wait for Two Lies and a Truth!
I dipped my feet into Horror, but haven’t really found a book that really works for me. Ghoul by Brian Keene (2 Stars) probably wasn’t the best place to start, but I’m hoping to start The Woman in Black by Susan Hill in time to go see the movie.
Similarly, Nordic Fiction hasn’t really worked for me either. The Leopard by Jo Nesbø (DNF) couldn’t hold my interest enough to keep me reading. Not even after 311 pages.
Other than that, I seem to be in the middle of a series of reading mood swings where what previously looked inviting and awesome to me now looks sort of like more of the same old thing in whatever genre it falls into. I have a few Fantasy titles to finish, but I suspect that I’ll be reading a lot of Gay Romance in February.
What was your Reader’s Progress in January?