My goal for 2019 is 52 books. I figured I can read a book a week or if for some reason I miss a couple of weeks I’d probably have more than enough read to cover for it.
So far I have manged to read six. Most of which have been wonderful but there have been a couple I didn’t enjoy or was on the fence about. Nothing that has stopped me from reading to the end. I’ve learned an ending can make or break a book for me.
The first was A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn. I loved this book. I knew that I would. I read one of the later book in the series as an e-arc and loved it. This was everything I was expecting. Plenty of flirting, a fun mystery and of course entertaining characters. One of those books I can read a thousand times and still enjoy it.
The second book was The Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd. I’m liking this book more after I’ve read than when I was reading it. There was a lot going on and it didn’t gel for me. The ending was what saved this book and I’m looking forward to the next one but it won’t be something I pick up to read again.
The third book was Daughters of Fortune by Tara Hyland. This book was nothing like what the summary made it sound like. I thought it would be a family drama about three sisters. Instead, it was more sexual adventures of three sisters who never interact. The sex scenes were disturbing in a lot of places.
The fourth book I read was Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean. I loved this book from the first page I was hooked. While I knew where a lot of the book was going there were enough unexpected twists and turns that I couldn’t put it down. The characters made you feel for them and I found myself crying in more than one place.
The Fifth book was The Disasters by M.K England. I’m not much of a sci-fi girl. I love my fantasy books but when it comes to space I’m just not as interested. This book may have made me change my mind. It was fun and while fairly predictable it worked well with this book. The characters had their flaws but they were all lovable and kept you rooting and cheering for them through out the book.
The sixth book I read was Grave Peril the third book in the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. I have read most of the series a couple of times and this is no exception. Harry Dresden is fun and the rest of the ensemble cast keeps him on his toes while usually reminding him why he does the things he does and not slip into the darkness.
In addition to my wonderful books I finally got time to read some comics this week. The first two in the Batman Damned series will keep me coming back for more. Even if I think it needs more Zee and DC’s Nuclear Winter Special was full of fun stories for whoever you might be a fan of.