Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide. Reading Queue is hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A true story.
The new BBC Sherlock season comes out and I want to finally start reading the original Sherlock Holmes to get ready for it. I’ve been waiting so long for them to come back!! Also how cool is this BBC edition? I’m thinking of buying it even though it’s free and in the public domain….
For Review – The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain
This looks like a cool fantasy from a local author of mine, Bree Despain. I read her Dark Divine series about werewolves and they were pretty good. I’m excited for this one that comes out in March.
For Fun – The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini
I won this for finishing my library reading challenge last summer. It’s a stand alone novel and it looks like a fun, snarky read. The other books I picked this month are kind of heavy and I wanted something light and different to mix it up a bit. And as much as I love series I read way too many of them and I find reading a stand alone novel very refreshing. Less commitment and more fun :)
TBR Challenge – Messenger by Lois Lowry
I got this as a present from my sister in law a few years ago and I loved the first two books in the Giver series. If I read fast maybe I can squeeze in the last book, Son, too!
How I Did Last Month
I liked some parts of this book and didn’t like others. I think the movie was actually much better than the book. I watched the made for TV version with Jane Seymour and Ian Mckellen. The book tended to be very repetative (did you know she has to make a hard decision? It’s really hard. It’s this decision she has to make and guess what. It’s tough. And it’s going to be really hard). But the author came up with some great characters which is what I loved about this book.
This one was just okay for me. It was a very loose contemporary retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel but it felt more like the Bill Cosby movie “Ghost Dad” mixed with Mean Girls than anything else.
This got returned to the library before I could start it. :( So I still haven’t listened to an audiobook yet. I’m on the list again at the library so hopefully I will get it again soon.
I’m currently reading this one and I’m loving it! I love the gender reversal of the Scarlet Pimpernel and I love the sci-fi world and politics that are going on. The pace feels a little faster than the first book in this series, For Darkness Shows the Stars. They are more like companion novels anyway so you should pick this one up even if you haven’t read the first one! I like it better so far than For Darkness Shows the Stars and that’s saying something because I loved that book.