Monthly Review: February 2017

Monthly Review: February 2017

As you all may have noticed, I finally settled on a new layout for the blog. After writing a review for the second book of The Witcher series, I felt inspired to seek out art for one of my favorite literary characters, Yennefer. I’m also very pleased that I’ve really picked up reading again so far this year after a serious slump last year. When I initially started book blogging, I threw myself head first into review requests from authors and publishers and quickly burned myself out. I got overwhelmed by the number of underwhelming books, that along with finishing my degree as well as some personal struggles set me up for a slow year.

Even with all of that though, I find that whenever I get down – reading a good story really helps to pick me back up. I’m hoping that this upward swing will last and that most of the books I read this year will be good.


Book Reviews



What I’ve Read


• A Parent’s Guide to Video Games by Rachel Kowert ★★★★★
• If The Duke Demands by Anna Harrington ★★★☆☆
• Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf ★☆☆☆☆
• Scandal at Dawn by Elizabeth Cole ★★☆☆☆
• Waking Kate by Sarah Addison Allen ★★★★☆
• What To Do With A Duke by Sally MacKenzie ★☆☆☆☆


Book Haul

Kindle First

NetGalley


Prime Reading

Purchased

Samsung for Kindle

I was intending on keeping this month’s acquisitions rather light, with just one purchase and my usual two freebies form Kindle First and Samsung for Kindle – however there were so many awesome additions to Amazon’s Prime Reading Library and NetGalley for next month I couldn’t resist!


Around The Web

17 Books We’re Excited to Read in 2017 (Read it Forward)
Pre-Release Thoughts: The Bear and the Nightingale (Read At Midnight)
SFWA Announces 2016 Nebula, Norton, and Bradbury Award Nominees! (Nebula Awards)
YA Novel Readers Clash With Publishing Establishment (The Guardian)

The last article on the list is old, but I find it to still be very relevant to this day in regards to the conflict between writers and readers that write reviews.


Reading Next Month


After having my fill of romance and books with lighter themes last month I’m ready for some darker, more action packed stories next month!

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