If you've come to my blog today to check out the many books I read this month.... you've come to the wrong place. Sometimes even self proclaimed bookworms need some time off. I read very little this month. 3 books total. The last 2 of a series, and The Martian.
The Jessica Darling Series - Megan McCafferty - 5 Stars overall
I finally finished this series this month. I devoured the first 3 and then stalled on the 4th. I really, really, really loved the first 2 and the 3rd was very good, but something about the 4th & 5th books were hard to get into and I felt less connected to Jessica than I had before.. I really didn't like the switch to 3rd person in the 5th book even though the author explains why, I just dislike when they do that. However - I still recommend the series as a whole and overall it left me with warm fuzzies, and that's what matters.
The Martian - Andy Weir - 5 Stars
I am so surprised by how much I LOVED this book. It was interesting, well written and funny - so funny. I laughed, and you better believe I cried like a little girl. I had very low expectations because I thought it would be one of those 'best books' that everyone loved but me, but I was so wrong. I loved Mark's personality - he is such a good character. I think this is a book you can enjoy even with zero interest in science / math - not that I am not interested, I'm just not smart enough to absorb everything he was talking about. I did listen to it, and I think that helped me understand it better and get more into it. I also bugged KC a bazillion times until he started reading it. He totally enjoyed it and read it super fast as well. AND they are making it in to a movie, and the casting seems pretty on point in my humble opinion. Check it out!!
Linking up with Jana & Steph for show us your books! Also with Rebecca for her winter reading challenge.
It's ok though - if I could recommend one book to everyone this year, it would be The Martian. Seriously, check it out.