It’s almost the end of February and I realized I didn’t share my monthly book suggestions with you. So, instead, I’ll share what books I have read and a brief summary.
Some of you may recall my Good Reads challenge that I started in December 2020. The challenge was to find at least three sources of media each month. Whether it was a new podcast, movie or book – I’d share a review with you.
In January, I gave myself a challenge of reading 12 books for the year. That adds up to about one per month. Well, we’re only two months into the year and I’ve already read SIX books.
I am on Good Reads, so you can follow me there for a list of books that I have on my to read shelf. I’m also doing a retro-reread and reading books from my teenage angst years. I ordered a couple of books from Thriftbooks that I’m excited to read again, since many of them are out of print.
Books read so far
- Forever, Judy Blume
- Friends for Life, Ellen Emmerson White
- Life Without Friends, Ellen Emmerson White
- The Forbidden Games, L.J. Smith (currently rereading)
- The Widow’s Watcher, Eliza Maxwell
- Things We Never Got Over, Lucy Score (currently reading)
The Widow’s Watcher by Eliza Maxwell
Click on the image for my review
Things We Never Got Over
The Forbidden Game, L.J. Smith (reread)
If the same L.J. Smith sounds familiar to you, then you might a Vampire Diaries fan. Or as some of us call it, TVD. Long before the TVD universe was brought to us via the CW network, there was a series called The Forbidden Game released in the early 1990’s.
Also, speaking of which. The show is a guilty pleasure that I have re-watched probably seven times since it ended. I’m team Stefan all the way. Damon is like the abusive boyfriend you can’t shake. Paul Wesley is dreamy.
My seventeen year old self fell in love with this trilogy and it is one that I’ve reread the most. I’m kicking myself now for giving away my copies of the books.
This was the book that introduced me to a world of Norse mythology. I think I liked it so much because I am Danish and related to the Nordic lifestyle so much.
Then there’s Julian, the main villain of the story. This tall dreamy blonde haired immortal being with Nordic blue eyes (it’s a thing, I looked it up) falls in love with a mortal being named Jenny. He has magical powers beyond anything we could ever imagine. He sucks Jenny and her friends into this magical world of his full of danger and romance.
Oh gosh. My teen self loved Julian so much. I’m currently rereading this book and am taking my time with it. I visit it once a year, so I finally ordered myself a physical copy.
Julian still invokes all those innocent feelings I had as a teenager. He’s even inspired the novel I’m working on now, though I’m really trying to give my character his own voice and sex appeal.
But god damn, if you’re into supernatural or Norse mythology like I am, you should definitely check out this series.
So, I guess that’s three books in one that I’m reading which bumps up my total to 9!! That’s crazy!
- My Christmas reading list – 2020
- February Good Reads – 2021
- August Good Reads – 2021
- September Good Reads – 2021
- October Good Reads – 2021
- Podcast Recommendations – 2021
Good reads profile
If you are looking for new books to read, then you should follow me on Good Reads. I did sign up for a few other services but most of my friends are on this platform. I enjoy it better and use Kindle for books. I’ll also be sharing a list of sites where I read and download free books – legally.
What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments. Bonus points if the book is available through Kindle Unlimited.
Have you read my new book yet? It’s free for a limited time on Smashwords.
Reviews are welcome – this is my first e-book that I self-published. I’m using a penname for all my books and novels.