What did I do to make the book gods smile upon me this month? I don’t think I’ve gone a full month basically loving all of the books that I’ve picked up in a very long time. February was a great month for reading, in that regard! Not only did I enjoy every book that I picked up, I managed to pick up a lot! Chalk that up to a weekend of plane travel (I’m guaranteed to read at least one book in its entirety every time I set foot in an airport), in my opinion.
On with the mini reviews!
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- Sailor Moon vol. 3 and vol. 4 by Naoko Takeuchi – For some reason I’ve been on a kick with reading the rereleased manga these days. I might’ve accidentally bought two copies earlier this year, but now that I’ve got that all sorted out, I can enjoy the series. Spoiler alert: it’s still good.
- Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger – I’m a big fan of Gail Carriger and read the first in the series, Etiquette and Espionage, a few months back. This series isn’t my favorite, but I feel like book #2 really delivered. It’s like a fun, hour-long jaunt through a steampunk, supernatural girls’ school with lots of snark and pastries. Always a yes in my book.
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – I blew through the February NovelTea Book Club pick and was pleasantly surprised. It gets a little spiritual at times, but overall is one of the best creative non-fiction I’ve read in a long time.
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – Sometimes it’s hard to separate the character from the stand-up comedian from the real person, so I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with Ansari’s book. I was delighted to find myself with an immensely funny yet academic take on dating in today’s world, mainly because I, like everyone else, wanted to know what the standard rule is for how long to wait in between sending text messages.
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – IT CAME IN THE MAIL! YESSSSS!
- Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – eBooks I’ve downloaded tend to be the first books I forget about. Luckily, being on a plane seems to be a prime time for rediscovering those books you bought for $2.99 months ago. I’ve been meaning to read this and was feeling some fantasy after all of that non-fiction
- Caretaker by Josi Russel – I was asked to review the second in this sci-fi YA series but felt weird not having read the first. It sounded like an interesting concept, involving space travel, stasis, and alien lingustics, so I figured what the heck.
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – I bought this on Black Friday for $5 and used it to help me hammer together my bookshelf. I figure it’s about time I read it. I think it’s been a good hiatus from YA post-apocalyptic novels, so I’m willing to jump in again.
Vengeance Road and The Familiar vol. 1 are still sitting on my shelf. Oops. I’ll get there, but not this month.
Overall, not a bad month. All of this cold weather gives me an excuse to stay in and read!
My top Recommendation for This Month
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I have been reading this genre a while back after I returned from an enjoyable weekend in Atlantic City, so I present you my personal favorites in this category
Ballad of a Soldier by Prabhu Chayka – A paperback book about a 26-years-old boy serving in British Army as a soldier, won a staggering 16 Million USD on Mega Moolah while playing off at 25 dollars stake back in October 2015. He could not believe it when he saw the numbers on the screen. He then spent his real money on his dad medical treatment. Very emotional book.
Life as it is by Kira Spurling. This e-book is about punter from Finland who won 18,6 Million USD while playing Mega Fortune on PAF Casino back in January 2013. He started playing with a $7 no deposit bonus and was playing on 14 dollar stake when he won the jackpot. It was the highest amount that someone has ever won on the slots games. This was fun to read.
Leap of Faith by Mira Younge. This one is on the top of my list, and it is about a female player who played Mega Moolah on 7 dollar stake and won a whopping 22 Million dollars jackpot. She took the money and hid it in the basement of his house and then something incredible happened, but I will not reveal any spoilers, cause you should read it. Its a great story about women casino players and the online casinos that cater to women.