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For The Love Of Books | February

Yes, I am blatantly copying Ali Edwards For the love of books posts. I love the way she has been doing this blog series and have been inspired to start my own!

Wrinkle In Time

January was not a good reading month for me. I had been stuck in one book for a while now. Ready Player One. I know, I know. It’s a short book. “Emma, it’s SO good! How could you not just read it in one sitting?!”

To be honest? I just don’t think Ready Player One was for me. I was forcing myself to get through it because I have a mini book club that has been (not so) patiently waiting on me to finish it so we can discuss it. I wanted to finish the book because it was an interesting story and I wanted to read the book before the movie was released but man. It was a struggle.

I did much better in February. I finished Ready Player One, A Wrinkle in Time (the next book club book), Jack Reacher: The Killing Floor and Fifty Shades of Grey (I know, I know…one bad book to the next). I really should be working on my “currently Reading” list from Good Reads but after Ready Player One I just really need some quick fun reads to jump start my reading again.

I’d read A Wrinkle in Time when I was a kid and remembered loving it, and reading it as an adult I thought it was pretty good. I’m hoping to watch the movie when it comes out too. I love comparing books and movies. I’m definitely a 'read the book before watching the movie' type of person.

I did not read the Jack Reacher book before the movie. I remember watching the first movie when it came out but I couldn’t tell you a single thing about it other than Tom Cruise plays the main character. It must not have impressed me much. I decided to give the Jack Reacher book a shot anyway and I’m so glad I did. I read a lot of Mystery/Thriller books and this was a nice change to my usual Jonathan Kellerman type mysteries! I am very excited to read the next book in this series to see if I will continue to enjoy this character.

Fifty Shades of Grey was not my favorite and yet I couldn’t stop reading it. What is it with books like this that get you hooked even with terrible writing? I’m still thankful I read it just because it held my interest and was entertaining.

50 shades summary

My TBR list for March is a bit ambitious for me. My Good Reads goal for this year is just 12 books and yet I have 6 books that I want to read in March. Oops.

  1. Eat That Frog - Brian Tracy
  2. Fables #4 - Graphic Novel
  3. Chew - Graphic Novel
  4. I’m not a Serial Killer - Dan Wells
  5. Dresden Files: White Night - Jim Butcher
  6. Stacy Justice: Bloodstone - Barbara Annino

I feel like I’m finally getting over a big reading rut. Anybody else had this problem? Also, is there anyone out there that struggled with Ready Player One? Anyone?!