Did you know that October is National Book Month? This season is when the book industry publishes the books that they want to highlight the most. The books released this month are the ones the publishing industry thinks can really compete. Of course, they are also perfect timing for Christmas shopping. What book are you waiting for this month? Here are a few you may want to check out.
Here are the next five books on my TBR list. I write out my TBR in lists of five as I tend to deviate from book lists pretty easy. Another shiny cover catches my attention and I pick it up rather than what I had panned. I find if I plan five books at a time then I mostly finish them before moving on. Sometimes a book takes a bit longer, but overall it works out. All but one of my books on the list are science fiction/fantasy. It should be some good reading.
List - Goodreads Top 2018 Books
New Release Science Fiction
The short O.W.L.s Extra Credit read-a-thon is over. You can find out more about it here. It changed my reading list and influenced everything that I read this week.
Before I found out about the read-a-thon, but after it started, I read Iron and Magic - the first in a spin off series by Ilona Andrews. I also received the last book in the Kate Daniel's series, also by Ilona Andrews, from the library. I binged that for a book on the top of my TBR. Both were in Kindle, but I managed to read them between activities and short periods of down time. Ending the Kate Daniels series was not very sad with the new spin off series already started. I am looking forward to the fresh perspective. I am glad that they did not decide to hold on to the series any longer. Nothing is as horrible as the twenty-ninth book of a series that has the same plot rehashed over and over.
I tried to read Ignite for the fire categories. Nope. In the first chapter I found three plot holes. She says she plans to go to Stanford, but wants to be a culinary chief. Then she has been practicing cooking at a boarding school - maybe if they had classes, I guess. But she went off to boarding school at 13 and is now a 16 year old Senior. Since this is set in America something is off here. Especially since she just turned 16 at the very end of her Junior year - she dated a guy for a month after turning 16 and then school ended. A big DNF for me.
Thankfully, I had the OwlCrate version of Grace and Fury waiting to be read. The Owlcrate version has fire on the cover. It was, overall, a good book. I really want to read the next book though.
On audio I finished Crazy Rich Asians. This book sucks, my review explains why in much more eloquent terms. How has this gotten so big? It is the one book that I think the movie will actually be better. It took everything that I had to finish. Ugh! I picked this for book with a light cover - it worked close enough.
The last book I read was Space Opera, for a book that tickles you the right way. I sure chose right. It is written in Douglas Adams fashion, with a lot of the similar tropes. It is the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, not the catch all follow up books. While the book was not unique, it is uncommon. It was a great humor science fiction book.
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