Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February: Best and Strangest

This was a productive reading month, but a dull one. I enjoyed reading, but it was really difficult for me to pick out one book that was fantastic because they were all just decent, but not life-changing or anything.
In better news, I began participating in Avalinah's Books' State of the ARC meme and that's been wonderful motivation to begin working through overdue ARC's - and it worked really well! When I posted, I only mentioned two, but in the few days since then, I've read another past-due ARC and I also realized I'd forgotten to mention on of the ARC's I finished this month. A lot of progress was made and I'm excited to keep working through ARC's after such a long break!
Anyway, here's what I read this month:

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1)

  • Jade City by Jane Fonda - This is one of the more unique fantasy stories I've read in awhile. Set around the Kaul family and the clan they lead, this story has family drama, politics, action, unique "magic" systems, and even the start of a bizarre drug trade. The story is told from multiple points of view, which helps the reader see what the characters cannot and this makes the story such a rewarding read. It's a truly unique book and an excellent choice for #ownvoices reads - the culture is fictional, but built around Chinese tradition.

The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2)
  • The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett - I've just begun to delve into Discworld and I'm already reeling from how wonderfully bizarre it is. With sentient Luggage, escaped spells, elderly heroes on legend, and cult druids, this book has a little of everything and a lot of strangeness. I'm excited to get into the rest of the series.

What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal

Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4)

The Fire Next Time

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Stranger No More: A Muslim Refugee’s Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of Jesus

Smoke Eaters

Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)

daugthers in my kingdom

Queen of the Struggle (The Memory Thief #2)

Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5)

No Country for Old Men

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

Crooked House

This month's most popular post was The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings #1 where I highlighted Wizard and Glass by Stephen King. 

What books did you read this month? What was the best book you read this month? Which was the strangest? Have you read anything that I read this month?


  1. Ooh, Jade City sounds fascinating! I do like fantasy with a non-European inspiration :)

    1. It was a really unique book! Definitely worth reading.