Woohoo! Welcome to 2016 and the start of 2016 Reading Challenges!
I picked up Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash this week. I read an ARC of his last year (Witches Protection Program). It was a cute, quick read so when I saw his name again on netgalley, I figured “why not?”. This book will count towards my 2016 Horror Reading Challenge.
Okay, okay.. I’ll be honest, once I saw the resemblance of the Monsterland gates to the Jurassic Park gates, I couldn’t resist. 😉
Part of my goals this year is to read each of the 2015 GoodReads Choice Award winners. There are a few winners that aren’t the first in the series. Golden Son by Pierce Brown is second in the series so I picked up Red Rising this week. I’m also using this book to complete week 22’s goal of “the first book in a new to you series” in my Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge.
I also picked up Dean Koontz’ Last Light novella (Ashley Bell, #0.1) this week. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Ashley Bell. As a general novel, I thought it was good, but as a Dean Koontz novel, I found it unsatisfying. That said… many of the other novellas I looked up were for series I was not interested in. I’m reading this for my Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge week 40, a novella from your favorite genre. (I plan on reading Final Hour (Ashley Bell, #0.2) for the same challenge’s week 51, a short story from a well-known author. I think it’s a technicality, but it’s listed as a short story on GoodReads, so I’ll take it.)