Books in February

I’m in a group on Goodreads where we do monthly challenges, and this week, this week, the word is right there. This month one challenge is to read as many non-fiction books as possible. I have wanted to read more non-fiction, so perfect. I have some biographies lying around, and I have just bought a book about introversion, so I am excited. I’ll also read a couple of fiction books probably, cause I like fiction.

Dandy in the Underworld by Sebastian Horsley
Sebastian Horsley was an artist and professional awesome guy from a slightly posh family. He was also a writer, and the first white guy to get crucified in the Philippines. I didn’t really know about him until I saw a random interview with him on YouTube. And he seemed interesting. I bought the book, and I started reading it, then I sort of lost it, and I have no idea where I was when I put it away. So I’ll start from the beginning again and see what happens. I’ll probably read it. That's usually what happens.

Life by Keith Richards
Yeah, what to say? Keith Richards is the guitarist of the Rolling Stones. And he wrote a book that’s been praised and lauded and it’ll be awesome. I have heard it’s amazing, so I’m looking forward to it.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I saw Susan Cain’s TED Talk about introverts, and about herself, and I sort of sat there thinking; ah, I’m not weird, I’m an introvert. I realized that the fact that I am shy and don’t necessarily need to like talking to people, and I don’t mind sitting by myself reading. Also, the Kindle version was only 3 dollars, score. Sorry Susan.

I thought I should also try to continue some series/trilogies, because I’m an idiot, so I tend to push things like that away. I just read the first book, then stop. I don’t know why. Anyway, I’ll try to fix that problem.

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
The first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy, The Knife of Never Letting Go, was amazing. And I should get around to reading it. The Chaos Walking trilogy is about Todd, the last boy in Prentisstown. The women are all dead, because they got sick. Todd finds out that the women aren’t dead, when he meets Viola. He goes with Viola to find a less violent and disturbing place, for help, and at the end of The Knife of Never Letting Go they run into the psychotic mayor of Prentisstown, who made his way to the capital before Todd. And now he has to learn the new order. It sounds interesting and cool and the first book was friggin’ amazing.

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
This is the second book in the Gentleman Bastards series. Locke and Jean have gone to the biggest gambling house in the world, the Sinspire in Tal Verrar. They’re planning to apply their wonderful skills onto the Sinspire. They must impress with amusing behaviour and impeccable playing. There is one cardinal rule in this house; cheating=death. A person from their past knows their secret and that person is planning to ruin everything. And I’m so excited. I really liked the first book, and I’m looking forward to this one so much. Oh my God. I love it.