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The month of Jan was hard to rate! I read some great books (3 of them I gave 5 star ratings on good reads) so bare with me…
*These are ordered from my least favorite to my favorite, month by month*
In Jan 2015 I read…
5. Departure by A.G. Riddle
“Harper Lane has problems. In a few hours, she’ll have to make a decision that will change her life forever. But when her flight from New York to London crash-lands in the English countryside, she discovers that she’s made of tougher stuff than she ever imagined.
As Harper and the survivors of Flight 305 struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of the crash, they soon realize that this world is very different from the one they left. Their lives are connected, and some believe they’ve been brought here for a reason…”
–It was okay, lost me in some places and then got better. It actually reminded me of the TV show Lost. I do believe that the author tried to do too many things with the plot which is why I got lost. But it wasn’t a terrible read and I really enjoyed it. I rated it 4 stars on good reads, it’s only number 5 on this list because it was some stiff competition unlike in December
4. The Color of the Soul (The Penbrook Diaries #1) by Tracey Bateman
“The story of an old woman’s need for forgiveness, a young man’s drive to succeed, and the history that links them both will keep readers enthralled from beginning to end. A Pandora’s box opens when reporter Andy Carmichael, too light-skinned for acceptance by blacks and too dark-skinned for acceptance by whites, is sent to Georgia to interview Miss Penbrook, an icon of Southern literature. From her deathbed, the mysterious Miss Penbrook gives Andy journals that reveal a surprising twist–“her story and his own meld into one.”
-This was a great story of slavery and racism! Much better than slave story I read in December. I think this was a little more realistic and I enjoyed the time being split between time on the plantaion and Andy’s present time (the 1940’s) I rated it 4 stars on good reads.
3. Among Monsters (Red Hill, #1.5) by Jamie McGuire
“Being thirteen has pitfalls of its own, but growing up has never been this hard.
Jenna had promised her mother that if the worst happened during her dad’s weekend, they would meet at Red Hill Ranch. When she finds seven words spray-painted on her dad’s wall the morning after a deadly outbreak, she makes a promise to herself: to get to the ranch with her seven-year-old sister, Halle, and to get them both there alive.
Among Monsters is the companion novella to Red Hill…”
– this was one of the best zombie books I have read! (And I LOVE zombie books as you will soon see) I have never read or seen the zombie apocalypse from a child’s point of view. I actually read this book before reading the 1st red hill but it didn’t ruin red hill for me at all
2.Red Hill by Jamie Mcguire
“For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.
When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined.”
This book was great! If you can’t tell by now, I love a good zombie book! But they are so hard to find! This is the 1st book in the Red Hill series and you probably should read this before reading Among Monsters. Although I did it the other way around and still enjoyed it. This also received 5 stars on my good reads page.
1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
“A murder . . . a tragic accident . . . or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.
But who did what?…Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.”
– I thought…
This book was AMAZING! I loved it! The writing style was different from anything else I’ve read. I can’t even describe it to you. The plot was a little predictable but there were still enough twist and turns to keep tuned in. This was a definite 5 stars for me.