February is finally ending, thank God. I cannot stress enough just how awful this month was for me. My oldest cat, Mika, passed away days ago. Depression has spiraled into epic levels. But, I am fighting back by incorporating a nice series of reading plans for this final week.
If I did not mention it sooner, I am part of the lovely Of Wonderland book club. I am a terrible participant, however, I am trying to get involved with the group and the challenges. February’s theme was adventures. Let’s see what I have planned to fulfill this prompt.
Right now, yours truly has been avoiding We Are Okay because it deals with grief. It feels appropriate, but it may hurt me to continue. Nevertheless, we trudge on. It’s a short book.
Next, I found a book that my good friend Misty recommended. It is David Arnold’s Mosquitoland involves a journey on a bus. From what I hear, the characters are quirky in this book.
fantasy setting adventures and journeys
A few options from last week’s to be read piles remain: Marie Lu’s Legend and Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky. For now, I am going to see whichever one seems to fit my mood for that day. Please let me know if you have one you’d recommend to read first.
Next, I have been slowly reading The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. It is still not building up the tension enough for me to be a wild fan. Still, it’s a Richelle Mead book, which means it could go in either direction.
Furthermore, I would like to give Passenger by Alexandra Bracken a shot. Another story that was recommended by the Of Wonderland team is A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey. I am unsure about which one will strike my fancy in the moment. But, they are both on my shelves. Finally, I hope to check out Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes.
So many options, I know!
If you have read any of these books, feel free to recommend them. Also: send me head-canons too. I am always more likely to enjoy a story if I have a connection to the characters or plot.
I hope February is treating you well.