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.

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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).

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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.
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A snowy/foggy morning. A few minutes after taking this picture, the sun tried to peek through the clouds, giving everything a wonderful glow.