This month has been kind of blah. Not sure why really. I just have no motivation to do anything. I am trying to rise above though. Over the last week, I did start doing some beta reading for a few people. For those who don't know, beta reading is when you read over an unpublished manuscript and give a thorough critique. I am doing it for free right now, but I am thinking I will expand to a paying service at some point and also over some copy editing and proofreading services. Feel free to check out my Beta Reading Services page!
My reading has just been so-so this month. I have read a few really good books this month. But most of my books have been kind of average. I am surprised I read as many books as I did. I lost my reading mojo towards the end of month, probably because I wasn't reading anything super compelling. I am feeling a reading slump coming on. Hopefully, I can muddle through before it gets too bad.
I read a total of 21 books this month (plus one manuscript that I beta read for someone):
Favorite book read this month:
This one was a little tough. While a lot of the books I read were average, I didn't read anything that was terrible. Crown Of Midnight was pretty disappointing in the fact that I was expecting so much more. I am giving up on this series. Maybe I'll get a lot of shocked reactions when I say that I just don't like Celeana that much. The first book in this series was pretty good, but this one was SO SLOW. The ending had a lot of action, but not enough to make me want to keep reading.
Hidden Bodies (You #2) by Caroline Kepnes
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
You Were Here by Cori McCarthy
Room by Emma Donahue
Front Lines (Soldier Girl #1) by Michael Grant
How Many Letters Are In Goodbye? by Yvonne Cassidy
Into The Dim (Into The Dim #1) by Janet B. Taylor
Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine
Tripping Back Blue by Kara Storti
Top Ten Tuesday posts
Favorite Historical Time Period
Favorite Fictional Couples
Top Classics on my TBR
Discussion: Stuff I hate to see in books
Discussion: Stuff I want to see more of in books
Discussion: Birth Control In Books
I created a new feature called Beyond The Books! Check out my first Beyond the Books post, as well as my second one.
RIP Harper Lee post
Also, I am hosting the giveaway for Nicole's February Wrap Up! Check back on March 10 for that.
How was your February? What was your favorite book of the month?