This was a tough and busy month for me personally! I was slammed at work plus I started in our softball team in addition to my other outside commitments. Thus I only read 23 books, putting me at 47 for the year when I needed to be at 50. This is making me put a lot of pressure on myself to read a lot in March-we'll see how that pans out.
As I said, I read 23 books with an average rating of 3.78. My recommendations would be:
-Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
-Also Known As by Robin Benway
-The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
-Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Personally I hate basketball and college sports (regardless DUKE forever!) but I do enjoy brackets and voting. Two blogs I follow are seeding movies. Worducopia is beginning a year-long project pitting 64 of the Best Picture winner Oscar movies against each other, inspired by The Oregonian. I have also been on a personal quest to watch all of the Best Picture winners and have seen over half of them so I have lots of thoughts. I think Casablanca will deservedly come out on top but am excited to follow it.
Meanwhile Forever Young Adult is doing Teen Movies. It was suggested in the comments that it might come down to Clueless vs Ten Things I Hate About You and that is my preference with Clueless taking the win. If you also support Clueless, I highly encourage you to follow the competitions and vote! If you don't support Clueless, then please stay far away ;)
|You know you love this movie!|
It's a bit of an unusual schedule with mostly books released in 2012-hopefully some of you have read some of them and we can have a discussion. Also I still haven't decided on Friday's review...so that might be a surprise!
Monday is Small Damages by Beth Kephart-I have the utmost respect for Kephart but tend to have trouble connecting with her stories-did this one buck the trend?
Tuesday is The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett-a 2013 paranormal release with a good dose of comedy.
Wednesday is Daisy Whitney's sequel to The Mockingbirds, The Rivals-I loved the first book but fretted about the vigilante angle, which is happily tackled in the sequel.
Thursday is Shift by Em Bailey-a book about which I had no expectations, something about it just spoke to me when I was at the library.
Friday is possibly A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesl Schwarz but I actually haven't finished that yet so it might end up being something else.
Saturday is Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally-was this book better than Catching Jordan, a book that kind of angered me?
What's up with you this weekend? Leave me your links to monthly recaps so I can find out what's been going on. And as always happy reading :)