FebruREADSary

by - February 27, 2018


My Feb reads list was all over the board: I tried some recommends from friends and have started reading off of my 'want to read' list on Goodreads.  To be honest, I didn't get really sucked in to many of the books.  Let me explain:

Audiobooks for the month:

1) I finished book 1: Crazy Rich Asians...and I loved it. I don't know how close this is to actual Asian culture, but I was definitely intrigued and googling places to visit in Singapore.  This series has been awesome and so far the best of the 15 books I've read this year.

2) I also listened to book 2: China Rich Girlfriend- they are long books...like 15 hours long so it took me awhile to get through but I couldn't stop- there are so many characters that I'm drawn to and needed to hear where their story was going.  I am currently listening to the last book in the series.

Book Books for the month:

3) I read Love Anthony and it was just so-so. This was one that I had on my GoodReads 'want to read' list.  It was definitely a neat premise for the story with two characters lives paralleling, but I didn't love the book.

4) Sci-Fi and Fantasy Queen Alison from Puppies and Pretties recommended I try The Bear and the Nightingale - I wanted to love this one, but there were too many characters with crazy names that I got lost and didn't know what was going on half the time. Sigh. Sorry Alison, I tried.

5) My brother, the SciFi and Fantasy King recommended The Name of the Wind - there were parts of this story that were fascinating but I didn't fall in love with the main character and therefore couldn't of cared less what happened to him.  Sorry, brother.

6) Lastly I read a book I had on my 'want to read' list by Rob Bell- What We Talk About When We Talk About God.  I love his Nooma videos and decided to try a book.  Well, he writes just like how he talks, which is nice.  There were some points that were kinda blah, but he didn't bring some things up that really made me think.  I loved his point about God being everywhere and in everything and how we all need confession but sometimes just talking with a friend and putting everything out on the table is like the same thing and if God is everywhere and in everything, it made me think that hey, my lunches with Jordan mare not only therapeutic but also good for my soul.  But we knew that already.   

Anyway, those are my Feb reads and I'm looking forward to March...I have a lot of great books lined up!

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16 comments

  1. I love, love, loved the Crazy Asian books! My sister has a friend who's parents were raised there, and she said the books are very realistic depictions of the mega wealthy culture in Asia. Even the part about having plastic surgery done on coy fish. Crazy for sure.

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    1. I am totally enthralled by it- so interesting!

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  2. I will have to check out the two audiobooks you mentioned! My February reading list was very random, too. Thankfully, I really liked everything I read!

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    1. I wish I had that much success this month...March is looking better though!

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  3. I heard crazy rich asians is becoming a tv show, I think!

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  4. I love seeing what others are reading. I'm starting a reading list for this summer ASAP!

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    1. good thinking- I will keep my eyes open for your list so I can thieve some ideas.

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  5. Need to check those books out, I've never heard of that first series...but now that i have, I'm sure it will be all over the place. I tried to do one audio book, but realized I can't really mulitask while listening. Plus the book I picked, I disliked the voice of the person reading.

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    1. I can't stand the lady reading the book right now- she does an awesome cantonese accent, but her american one is trash.

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  6. Eh, sometimes books just don't live up the hype. But completely unrelated to books, I have to say thank you for stating, "I couldn't have cared less" - I'm not sure if it's an American thing or just an ignorance thing but my pet peeve is people saying, "I could care less" when they mean just the opposite! Every time I hear it I want to say, "so what you're really saying is that you do care quite a bit" but that would just make me a big butt hole so I keep my mouth shut.
    Anyway, sorry for the rant. I always enjoy reading what you write!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. lol- I have never noticed the care less thing before! Now watch- that's all I'll hear

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  7. Hello Februreadsary!
I hear Crazy Rich Asians is great, I’m going to have to read it. I like a little Sci-Fi so I would love to read The Name of The Wind, I wonder if I would fall in love hehehe

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    1. It was an interesting concept for the story- I just couldn't get into it.

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  8. Oh sad face on both The Bear and the Nightingale and The Name of the Wind. One of these days I will try Crazy Rich Asians. I also laugh that you got through 2 audiobooks in a month and I realized I've been on my audiobook since early December. Whoops.

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    1. I do a lot of driving, so it's an easy pick

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