It’s time for the first wrap up of 2017!
I managed to read 10 books this month, I’ve been working 12.5 hour shifts these last three weeks so my reading has slowed down considerably, as you can imagine. I’m happy with 10 books, well technically 10.5 as I’m halfway through Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb and so far, it’s action-packed and I’m really enjoying the story.
I’m still playing catch up with my reviews; I finally got the reviews posted for the last few book I read at the end of last year, so 2016 is 100% wrapped up!
The Ballroom by Anna Hope
The Den of Iniquity by Anabelle Bryant
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
The Hummingbird by Kati Hiekkapelto
Gilding the Lily by Justine John
As for this month, let’s take a look at what I’ve read…
The standout reads of the month were:
Pendulum by Adam Hamdy, fast-paced, action-packed, and very worthy of the big screen! You can read my review here.
The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn, if you enjoy horror books, or are looking for a change of genre, I highly recommend this creeptastic book – reviewed here.
Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard – A debut novel that tells the story of a woman who suffers a terrible trauma and her difficult path to recovery. My review for this title will be up early next month.
The other reviewed and recommended reads of the month were:
The Beautiful Dead by Belinder Bauer
The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork
Next month, I’ll be sharing reviews for these recommended reads:
I really need to rename this section of the wrap up as these are not bad books, rather books I wouldn’t recommend because they didn’t work for me or I’d recommendation with caution.
Tattletale by Sarah J Naughton just didn’t work for me at all and it’s not a book I would recommend. I gave Perfume by Patrick Suskind a rather generous 3 stars on Goodreads, this book won’t be for everyone, if I had to categorise it, it would be literary classic with a dash of nontraditional fantasy – I really liked the beginning and the end but felt the book was let down by its middle, which felt rather monotonous, making me reserved in recommending it.
This section has moved to a post all on its own, and if you missed it yesterday, all the books added to my shelves this month can be found here.
And that’s it for my January bookish activity.
How’s your first month of the year been, very bookish, I hope?
What were your reading highlights of the month?