Reading Queue February

Reading Queue February

Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month.  You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide.  Reading Queue is hosted by Book Tasty and Books:  A true story.

The Count of Monte CristoA Classic –  Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

This is going to be my 1000+ page book for the year.  I’m really excited to listen to this one on Whispersync (where it keeps your place between the audiobook and the ebook).  I love the idea of switching between the ebook and audio to hopefully finish it faster.  And it solves my problem of “reading” two books at the same time if I’m listening to audiobooks and reading.

 

EdenbrookeFor FunEdenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

Because who doesn’t want to read a Regency Romance for Valentines Day?  I’m only picking two books this month because it will probably take me almost the whole month to finish Count of Monte Cristo.

Audiobooks

The Queen of the Big TimeFor Book ClubQueen of the Big Time by  Adriana Trigiani

This is a small town story about a family over three generations.  I’m getting it on audiobook from the library and I’m excited to read it.

 

Wheat BellyFor FunWheat Belly by William Davis

My aunt lent this book to me but then the audiobook came in at the library so I’m listening to it now.  It brings up a lot of interesting questions about genetically modified wheat and how much wheat is really in our diet.

 

 

A Study in ScarletA Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes #1)

So I liked the first half of this one.  The second half was the longest, most boring flashback that I’ve ever read and was anti-Mormon to boot.  So mixed feelings about this one you could say.

Into the Dark-The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

I loved this one!  It had a Percy Jackson feel to me since it was about Greek Gods and what they would be like if they were still around today.  So it was a retelling, but mostly Bree just made mythology her own and she rocked it.  It was a great paranormal romance.

The Other Normals The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini

I’m currently reading this one.  I can see that there are readers that would love this book but it’s not connecting with me.  If I don’t love it by 100 pages I will probably DNF it.

The Messenger Messenger by Lois Lowry

I didn’t get to this one this month.  There were too many awesome books that came in at the library so I read those first.

BONUS READS

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

My first audiobook ever! I loved it!!  In fact, I don’t think I would have liked the book if I’d just read it since it was written with a strong southern accent that was difficult to read but it really added to the atmosphere to hear some one read it with a southern accent.  And I could understand the audiobook.  It was a great story about religion and growing up.

The Power of HabitThe Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

I loved this book. The brain is fascinating.  It’s designed to make everything it can into a habit so you can use your resources for other things.  It was interesting to read about all the stories from personal to companies to social change and how the theories apply to them.  But it was also practical.  The appendix has a step by step process on how to change a habit.  Changing my bad habits is still going to be hard, but I finally feel like I understand how to do it now.  This isn’t a book that makes you feel guilty for having bad habits.  It inspired and empowered me to make changes that I’ve always wanted to.  I’ve been telling everyone to read this.

GivingGiving by Bill Clinton

I think this was supposed to be a book but it was really one long, tedious list of all the charities ever.  There were a few stories here and there but really the whole book jumped from college scholarships from Denmark, speaking of scholarships people are giving money to green energy in Denmark.  And then there were more lists about the charities that he had listed.  I’ve never listened to such a boring audiobook.  Ok this was only my second audiobook but I can promise you – I doubt I will ever listen to one that is more boring than this one.

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Comments

  1. I loved The Three Musketeers by Dumas. I hope you enjoy The Count of Monte Cristo!

  2. I really loved The Count of Monte Cristo! It’s really long but it’s sooo good! I really like the way Into The Dark Sounds, so I might try to find that one. Good luck with your TBR goals!

  3. Count of Monte Cristo is Amazing!!

  4. Oh, I love the idea of reading / listening to Count of Monte Cristo on Whispersync. I haven’t used that feature yet but I’d really like to, particularly for those long ones. I have heard nothing but good things about that book and hope you enjoy it immensely. : )

  5. You are going to love Edenbrooke!! It is great!

  6. Ohhhh I like the look of that Edenbrooke one! Regency romance? Yes please! haha Good luck with The Count of Monte Cristo! That’s a heavy duty read!

  7. I have heard of that Wheat Belly book. It does sound interesting.

  8. I bought Edenbrooke forever ago and still haven’t read it! I can’t wait to see what you think about it! The Power of Habit was a really interesting read. I became much more aware of the coupons I received from places. Smiths seems to have a good algorithm working for them. I also liked the part about the girl trying to overcome biting her nails. I’ve been using some of the tricks and I haven’t completely kicked my bad habit, but I’m much better than I was before.

    haha I love your take on Giving. I haven’t read it, but now that I know it’s really just a list I’ll be sure to skip it!

    • The business side of that book was so cool. I love the coupons I get for Smiths. I so related to the story of that girl biting her nails. It was such an awesome book. So cool that you’ve read it too!

      Haha it makes me feel evil for saying a book about charity was boring, but you could do an internet search and get all the same info.

  9. Michelle @ Much Loved Books says:

    Good job last month, I’m not much of a classic book person so I don’t think I would ever read them. Good luck reading your classic, and listening to it too :)

  10. The Wheat Belly is on my wishlist. I am on a gluten-free diet and feel much better since I’ve been on it. I liked Blackmoore very much so Edenbrooke is also on my wishlist. *sigh* so many books I want to read…

  11. I think I am the last one to figure out what I want to read this month. LOL! 11 days into the month of course. LOL! I love Adriana Trigiani and I have two of her books on my TBR bookshelf for this year. Looking forward to seeing what you think of this one. This is my first time hearing of this one by her. Have a great reading month!! :)

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