Hello and welcome to the first reading wrap-up of 2019. Since I did a wrap-up of last year this past Saturday, that week's books are here, too. I didn't read a lot of books, considering this is two weeks worth, but I'm on track with my goal, so it's all good.
At the start of the year, I had 10 new ebooks on my Kindle in various genres. I keep promising myself I won't buy anymore books until I've read those. But I bought 3 paperbacks at the thrift store on the 3rd, so that promise isn't going too well. I also have a ton of hardcopy books left to read. Should be a book-filled year.
Anyway, here are the reads from the past two weeks...
3) Code Onyx by Val St. Crowe (1/8/18) - Urban Fantasy*# - 5 stars. New to me and underappreciated. Got it during a freebie off one of the FB marketing groups.
and edgy with a different premise. Oh, and I totally didn't see the
surprise at the end coming. I mean, I had a feeling, but I didn't see
THAT. Definitely need to get the next one."
2) Bottling It by A.A. Albright (1/6/18) - Paranormal Mystery* - 5 stars. New to me, but not underappreciated. I picked this up when it was free from one of the FB marketing groups.
Review: "Super cute and fun."
1) Alfred Hitchcock's Daring Detectives by Various (1/1/19) - Mystery Anthology - 5 stars. Neither new to me nor underappreciated. Rec'd as gift.
Review: "Loads of interesting and fun stories by the greats in mystery fiction. Not a bad one in the bunch."
DNF 1/4/18 - Stopped at about 35%. I was having a really tough time getting through this, but I was forging ahead. Then the author decided to, apropos of nothing, take a potshot at the President. Meh. I see enough of that crap on a daily basis in reality. I don't want it in my fiction.
I'm currently reading a fantasy from a unknown, underappreciated author. So far, so good. A thief, a wizard, and a barbarian are tasked to hunt down a vampire serial killer. Nifty.
Read anything good so far this year?