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Amazon first reads -- February 2020
« on: February 01, 2020, 06:18:44 am »
Amazon First Reads

Back to picking 1 this month.

Contemporary Fiction: Dead teenager as a ghost following a horrific accident?

Psychological Suspense:   A damaged person being exploited/ gaslighted.

Memoir:   Not really a memoir person. Especially of someone I've never heard of.

Thriller:   Serial Killer, copycat, FBI procedural. A possibility. First in a series.

Historical Fiction:   Post WWII, this time East Germany.

Mystery: Single mother with a past whose investigation is one step ahead of the cops. But not a cozy. Still, a possibility. Also first in a series.

Fantasy: Unprepared young woman on a quest to fullfill a dire prophecy.

Children's Picture Book: Billed as for new parents.


I didn't actually pick anything last month. Two possibilities here this month but I have SOOOOO much to read already! :o
« Last Edit: February 01, 2020, 06:21:18 am by Ann in Arlington »
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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 08:59:45 am »
    Couldn't they have found/picked *something* a little less downer-y for February -- which can be dark & dreary enough already but also has Valentine's Day.

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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 10:40:13 am »
    Almost the same list in the UK this month.

    The mystery offering, Hide Away, looks like a possibility, but do I really need it, especially when it's yet another series starter? *looks at TBR pile mountain and sighs*
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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 11:04:19 am »
    Almost the same list in the UK this month.

    The mystery offering, Hide Away, looks like a possibility, but do I really need it, especially when it's yet another series starter? *looks at TBR pile mountain and sighs*

    Yeah ... that's my feeling about these. If I was looking for something to read, maybe. But I have around 8 borrowed from the library that I have to finish before the end of February, plus another half dozen through Prime Reading and the January KOLL borrow. And that doesn't count books I own that I've not read. Sigh!
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    Hermoine's Handbag (Voyage)
    Ed's (Voyage Refurb)
    Bedtime Reading (Oasis 9)
    Godric's Hollow (Basic 7)
    My Tardis (PW 10)

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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 11:05:09 am »
    Couldn't they have found/picked *something* a little less downer-y for February -- which can be dark & dreary enough already but also has Valentine's Day.

    Depressing psychological scary stuff is apparently 'the thing'. And has been for quite a while.
    My Kindles
    Hermoine's Handbag (Voyage)
    Ed's (Voyage Refurb)
    Bedtime Reading (Oasis 9)
    Godric's Hollow (Basic 7)
    My Tardis (PW 10)

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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 12:07:14 pm »
    I always pick something from the First Reads.  I guess I just can't turn down "free", lol.  And some of them turn out to be great reads and/or turn me on to a new author.  I liked the sound of the two that Ann liked and even thought the In An Instant sounded interesting.  I usually mull them over for a few days, wait for more reviews, and then grab one.
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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 05:18:41 pm »
    I've read and enjoyed Jason Pinter before, so I'll probably go with that. I'll take a look at the other books though.

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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 10:52:35 am »
    One of the most unappealing set of First Reads ever?

    As posted above, I went with the Jason Pinter book by default because he's an author I've read and enjoyed in the past.

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    Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
    « Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 01:29:01 am »
    De gustibus non disuptandum est! But even though it may look like: ewww nothing for me, set, it is always cool to broaden the horizons. You can find a hidden gem, something you would have never expected to like!

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