February Reads 2017

In keeping with the 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge, I went to the library a few weeks ago and got a recommendation, as well as picking up several books that met the challenge criteria. My librarian recommendation just happened to come from the children’s librarian, so I picked up another book in the series, as it is a series I liked as a kid and is a graphic novel. So, for February, my goal is to read as many of these books as I can, and since I can renew the books again, push any I don’t read on to next month.


Now, without further ado, here is my February reading list, and the Reading Challenge criteria they meet.

  • Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb – Audiobook.
  • The Big Book of Ghost Stories by various authors – Book with multiple authors.
  • Invincible Summer by Alice Adams – Book with one of the four seasons in the title.
  • Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis – A book with a red spine (though multiple books on this list could have fallen under this category).
  • The Babysitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine by Raina Telgemeier – Recommendation from a librarian.
  • The Babysitters Club : Kristy’s Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier – hard to choose one category for this one, but I went with book with pictures.
  • Grim Tidings by Caitlin Kittredge – A book about a mythical creature. And,
  • Don’t Die Under the Apple Tree by Amy Patricia Meade – A book set during wartime.

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I have already finished reading Hell Bay by Will Thomas. This wasn’t a book I chose for the Reading Challenge, it was chosen because I love the Barker and Llewelyn series and had yet to read the latest book. Thanks, yet again, Kim for introducing me to this series!


February Reads

This is a lot later than initially planned, but life and feeling ill got in the way. So, uhm, better late than never?

This month, I plan on reading as many books as possible, hopefully 8, so I can catch up. So far I’ve read one book, and have two more on the go. I have the next five days off of work, which gives me time to finish those two and hopefully squeeze in a 3rd by Thursday.

My list this month consists of the books I didn’t get in last month, plus a few more. They are:

  • The Blackstone Chronicles by John Saul (read)
  • Before I say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Limehouse Text by Will Thomas
  • The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas
  • The Regulators by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
  • A Soul to Take by C.N. Bean
  • Detective by Arthur Hailey
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The last book may not come in from the library in time, so I may choose a different book instead. Either way, I’m liking the lineup I have. And now two views from the sun room at work (I work in a hospital on the shores of Lake Ontario, the sun room is a place where patients and their families can go sit and look out at the lake or watch TV together).

The glare from the glass block dividing wall is annoying, but still a beautiful sunset that I enjoyed during my dinner break on an evening shift.
A snowy/foggy morning. A few minutes after taking this picture, the sun tried to peek through the clouds, giving everything a wonderful glow.