January in Review
(Read: 5 / Reviewed: 9)
It’s certainly been an interesting, if not a long, month! Phew, I thought January would never end! Fortunately I got through some great books and was able to write two reviews each week. This new routine really helped me stay on top of things. Let’s take a look at all the bookish goodness, shall we?
Splatterpunk Fighting Back by (multiple) – This analogy has eleven individual stories written by different authors. Going in, I was only vaguely familiar with Duncan Ralston, having previously finished Woom. I never would’ve discovered this had it not been for Horror Aficionados on Goodreads, of who appointed it the January group read with author invite. I was lucky enough to ask some of the authors questions whilst trying to gain more insight into their brutal tales, and I had a blast! The best thing, though? All proceeds of this book go to charity! (Rated: 4/5)
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay – Another one I wouldn’t have picked up if not for the Horror Aficionados group. Being the January group read, I was pleasantly surprised by this one! (Rated: 4/5)
The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter – I started this long-running series in 2011, and it’s still ongoing. Whilst I really enjoyed it at the beginning, my enjoyment waned several instalments ago, however I can’t just give up without finishing it, can I? Ludicrous! (Rated: 2/5)
Morium by S.J. Hermann – I was requested to read and review this novel by the author. Being my last read of January, this one takes priority and will be the first review of February. See my request information here. (Rated: 3/5)
Blood Song by Cat Adams (WORST READ)
Blood Moon by Graeme Reynolds (BEST READ)
Other than that, January was a decent month for me personally. I’m enjoying reading more, getting out more, and generally trying to put more effort into my day-to-day life. I thank everyone who made this past month all the better, including the wonderful authors I had the chance to speak to!
Here’s hoping for a book-tastic February!