Everyone knows that I am a bookworm.
A major, major bookworm.
So much so, I decided to start a new monthly feature on this lovely blog last year. I had a lot of fun researching and looking up books that I found interesting, writing book reviews, bringing hype to new releases that I am excited about, and just reigniting my love of reading. Plus it is a hobby/interest that brought my love and I closer together. At the beginning of the month I will do a releases that I am excited about as well as what I am reading in the current month.
So as John Dargo would say...enough of this palaver...LETS GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!
Here are the releases that I am most excited about in the month of January:
1: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods-a powerful family in the Colonies-and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick must ensure she brings it back to them-whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods' grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home forever.
2: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won't open.
10:05 Someone starts shooting. Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
3: The Ex by Alafair Burke
Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That’s when Jack’s world falls apart. Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide—and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder—there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him—and why? For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, to absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this. But what if she never really knew him?
4: Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
What I am Reading in the month of January
Dani needs some laughs in her life right now. With a lot of stress/issues going on in my life at the beginning of the year I need to smile. Badly. Granted, I do have a lot of things in my life that make me giddy and smile especially going to a town where the Governor lives and kill some zombies but more laughter in my life is needed. So here is what I am reading this month.
1: Girl Walks into a Bar...by Rachel Dratch
2: Granted does not fall in the humor genre but I need to catch up my Walking Dead graphic novel reading. That will also be done this month.