Spell the Month in Books | January

I’ve spotted a few people doing this and thought I’d join in the fun 🙂 Thankfully January has no E’s but there was that darn Y which is annoyingly going to come up quite a bit over the next few months. I’ll have to come up with something other than title for future Y’s cause I simply don’t have enough books to mention! Or I might chat about a book I’d like to read instead…

I’ve tried to pick some books you wouldn’t normally see me talk about here on the blog and they may not be books that I necessarily enjoyed.

J- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

This is my husbands favourite book. I read it after several years of his insistence. I absolutely love the movie but the book is a different thing altogether. It’s not as fun and the characters are far from as endearing as they are in the movie. The book is more serious and aimed at an adult rather than a family audience.

A- All My Friends are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John

This was a gift from my husband…. or it may have come in a Loot Crate but it made its way into the house through my husband anyway. It’s a mildly morbid collection of humorous comics that will definitely give you the giggles. It pokes fun at the inevitable end we all face.

N- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

This was such a fun little book! I listened to the audio version but I think I’ll read the graphic novel to get the full effect of the story. The audio was fun but I think it was meant to be experienced as a comic.

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U- Unmasqued by Colette Gale

Ahem, this is an erotic retelling of The Phantom of The Opera for everyone that wanted the Phantom to get the girl. Of course, he is a murderous villain in the original novel so his character has been tweaked a little bit here and some plot points have been removed. This being an erotic novel as well there are frequent sex scenes between many characters that you may not normally be interested in and doesn’t really influence the story. A lot of it can be skimmed over to get to the real romance of the story which is actually quite well written. A bit of a rarity among erotica.

A- American Vampire by Scott Synder

Since Buffy’s romance with Angel, scary vampires have made an appearance less and less. This graphic novel series makes them scary again.

R- Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes is always credited as being a women’s fiction writer but she cover’s such heavy topics in her books that I’m beginning to wonder what the heck “women’s fiction” even means! Rachel’s Holiday is about a woman whose cocaine addiction causes her family to intervene and convince her to go to rehab. The book follows her stay there and how she comes to terms with her problems and learns to overcome them. I think the “women’s fiction” thing comes from how Keyes is able to write about these things in such a relatable and heartwarming way and even manages to make the story fun to read.

Y- You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News by Cracked.com

I don’t even remember reading this but I gave it 4 out of 5 stars so I clearly enjoyed it! It’s a collection of interesting facts collected by the editors of Cracked so it’s sure to be entertaining.

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14 thoughts on “Spell the Month in Books | January

  1. Ah thoses are a neat idea indeed— but likewise, I always struggle to find books 🤦🏽‍♀️ specially if I wanna keep using something I own .. there’s always random letters we just happen not to have much of, eh!

    Nimona has been on my wanting to read, hopefully id get to it this year at some point xx

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