January: My Month in Review
And there it was, January 2016 all behind us and so quickly. I hope you had a good start to 2016. My month in review looks as follows:
Books read: (with links to reviews)
- Under a Colder Sun by Greg James SPFBO
- Monstrous Little Voices by Jonathan Barnes, Emma Newman, Kate Heartfield, Fox Meadows, Adrian Tchaikovsky
- Goldenfire (Darkhaven No.2) by A F E Smith
- Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers
- Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
- City of Blades by Robert J Bennett
- War of the Worlds by H G Wells
- Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
- The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo
- Changers: Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock Cooper
- Shattered Sands by W G Saraband (SPFBO)
- Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal
None this month
Unfinished series completed:
None this month
- A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire (No.2 Toby Daye)
Review Books: (with links to Goodreads synopsis)
- Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
- The Complete Double Dead by Chuck Wendig
- Jani and the Great Pursuit by Eric Brown
- The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky
- The Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal
- Quiet Neighbours by Catriona McPherson
- The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey
- The Fireman by Joe Hill
US or UK cover: I prefer the US version for this one:
Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up. I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!
Vintage Sci Fi Month concludes at the end of January: I read War of the Worlds by H G Wells, I also have started 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and Starship Troopers – to be finished and reviewed at a later date.
The 2016 Sci Fi Event over at Stainless Steel Droppings also concluded at the end of January. Lock in and War of the Worlds both counted towards this event.
Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday)
Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Breaking the Spine where every week we get to shine the spotlight on a book that we’re looking forward to.
Announced two readalongs for January:
- Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey, details here the readalong is up to week No.5
- Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuide details here. This readalong has now concluded and an announcement about a readalong for No.2 will shortly follow.
I read two of my SPFBO (Under a Colder Sun and Shattered Sands which now takes my total to 8 out of 10 (with two books left until the conclusion of this event).
Hope you all had a great month.