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Cutthroat Book Club and February Wrap Up

If you've been around my blog or Instagram feed, then you might have heard me talk about the Cutthroat Book Club that I've been taking part of for the last eight weeks. It has been a blast and a little stressful at times, but mostly a blast. This is how it works.

There are four rounds of two weeks each. During those rounds, you have a list of tasks to complete, like read a book with purple eyes on the cover (Yes, that was one.) During the round, there are sabotages that your team can bid on. Things like, You can only read books with a prime number of pages. Whoever wins the sabotage can place it on any team and it lasts until the end of the round. It gets cray and sabotages are thrown everywhere.

On our last round, we had the following sabotages placed on us.

Can only read books with a prime number of pages.
Can only read books with at least two letters from the word LOVE in the title.
Can't have more than one E in the title.

Books became harder and harder to find as more and more sabotages were placed on us, but that's what happens when you are in first place. That's right, big old target on our backs. We managed to hold onto our lead for the most part, only losing at the last minute to a great team. It was neck and neck for a while and I wouldn't have lost to any other team.

In the eight week period, I read a whopping 107 books. Some were terrible, most were, OK and some were great. If you want to check out all the books I read, click here.

Read on for a few of the great one's that I really enjoyed and would recommend to all of my readers.

out from Tor on March 27th, 2018. 
Make sure you check out my review.

Release April 3rd by Ace
My review is up on the blog

Another awesome book by Patricia Briggs
Coming March 6th from Ace
Reviewed on this blog


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