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February Wrap-up: 2016 PopSugar Reading Challenge

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Sunday, March 06 2016 10:38AM
Despite being fairly busy in February I was able to knock off 4 PopSugar 2016 Reading Challenge books.Overall they were pretty good books. So let's get to what I read.

*A New York Times bestseller: Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard smileysmileysmiley


Let me first say I'm huge fan of the tv show and have watched it from the beginning and I really should of read of the books before watching.My rating of 3 stars reflect that.It's not that it wasn't good, it was okay. I think I just prefer the tv version better. However, I do like how the author goes into detail about the characters. I liked the character development.Also all the events and situations that we don't see on the show. Characters were described differently in the books along with locations but that's to be expected. Will I continue to read the series? No, it's not my cup of tea.

*A Book That's More Thank 600 pages:
The Islander's Box Set Books 1-4 by Helen Conrad smileysmileysmiley
I chose this box set because it 658 pages and it includes 4 different books in a series. The first book in the series is about a playboy and a girl he used to love.When she calls him he runs to help. It's basically about him trying to show her that he isn't the playboy he used to be. The second box was really good. 5 star good About a native girl and a boy whose basically passing through.The results of their brief encounter is a child.Speed ahead a decade and the the boy returns and finds out about the child the created.You get the jest with all the drama of that. The third on was about two neighbors and a set of twin babies left on a doorstep. This unlikely pair must care for the babies until Child Services can arrive.You can imagine all the foolery that could happen.It was okay. In the fourth, a woman decides to break into a vacation home and it's just her luck that the owner who's never there decides to come home. The owner tries his best to show her some tough love. Overall, the series was okay.

A romance set in the future: A Viking's Peace by Zoe York smileysmileysmileysmileysmiley
This book was really good despite it being in the future and it's weird vocabulary. A "viking" aka human left earth in 20-something to find a new world due to earth's resources depleting. The result of him leaving created a new race called the Vikings who are close to 7 feet tall and have different customs. A team leaves earth to the Viking planet to broker a deal with the current leader for resources Earth needs. One of the commander is teamed up with the Viking's leader son and they fall for each other which puts any deal in jeopardy. In turn, they use their relationship to close this deal and join the two planets together. Definitely continue the series to see what happens next.

*A book recommended by a family member:Shaw by Anna Hackett smileysmileysmileysmiley
Now let me say, if you're not reading this series you need to. My older sister put me on to it and every time a new book comes out she's send it to me. It's a dystopian novel, the world has collapse due to an alien invasion. Most the world's population is dead and who ever is alive is either in hiding trying to survive or got captured by the aliens and is being tested on. This is book 7 in the series and each book follows a different team mate of the Hell Squad which is a squad of ex military and police who go out and fight the aliens. This book follow Shaw.I'm not going to do a total spoiler since the book just came out in February. But let me just say I always knew from the very first book that Shaw and Claudia had a thing for each other. It reminds me of boy and girl liking each other in school and is always fighting among each other. Read it if you haven't already. A series that is fun of action, science fiction and pretty steamy too. Can't wait for the next one.

March is here and it's time to pick and choose what I'm going to read for this month. I hope to read 5 but that might be pushing it with everything else I want to read.So here's what my tbr for this challenge this month.

*A book you haven't read since high school: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
*A book based on a fairy tale: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
*An autobiography: Confidante- The Brothel by Lilliana Anderson
*A graphic novel: The Walking Dead #1 by Robert Kurkman
*A YA bestseller: Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman

What are you planning on reading this month? We would love some book recommendations.

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