Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Even Before I had left the movie theater, I was putting this book on hold at the library. I really liked the movie, despite the bad (in my opinion) trailers. But I knew there had to be way more story to the book, just from little snippets that didn’t seem to quite fit in the film. I was right. 😉

In a world where cities are mobile, London seeks to overtake everything. One girl, Hester Shaw, stands in their way. Though, she doesn’t know it. She is solely focused on revenge for her family.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren 

I know, I know. Yet another Lauren book. I can’t help myself. It’s such good writing!

In a world of online dating, four friends decide to use the same app to attempt to get dates for a specific event. This book is full of fun and love. I very much enjoyed it.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 3 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.

Eternal  Life by Dara Horn

Rachel can’t die. She has lived thousands and thousands of lives. This is the story of two of them, with a smattering of eluding to others.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson

I swear, I didn’t know this book was set in Montana when I picked it up. Cross my heart, hope to die. In fact, I don’t even think I read the description when I bought it from a work fundraiser. Anyhow.
The Star Crossed Killer is at it again. And this time, he takes Detective Regan Pescoli, who had been working the case. Her family, her partner, her lover – all are determined to find her before it’s too late. And Regan isn’t going to do down without a fight.
Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason

Following the romantic idea of war, medical student Lucius joins the efforts of World War I. What he finds is a gruesome hospital that he is woefully under-qualified to run.  Luckily, a nun teaches him how to be a doctor. And of course, they fall for each other.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

**Be advised, this book has some pretty graphic war descriptions.

When All The Men Were Gone by Marjorie Herrera Lewis

Based on a true story. In the middle of WWII, a small Texas town finds itself without a high school football coach. There is no one left to take the job but Tylene Wilson, a woman who knows the game better than most men. This book attempts to convey the difficulties leading up to the first game.
Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

I do believe that I picked this book up solely based on the title.

Mr. Hancock becomes the owner of a mermaid, through doing of his own. This sets off a chain of events for several characters within their cites and leads to consequences no one could have imagined.

I wouldn’t say this is an easy book to fly through. In fact, it took me far longer than I wanted it to. The core story is good. But I didn’t care about the side characters enough to be completely sucked in.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy

I loved this film (2015) and I loved the soundtrack even more. Having now read the novel itself, I would say the film follows fairly close to the original plot line.

Bathsheba Everdene comes to be the mistress of her late uncle’s estate and farm. While trying to manage her new enterprise, she is also quite taken with ideas of love and romance. A trio of men vie for her attentions.

I definitely consider this one of the classics.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!


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4 responses to “FLOYD’S BOOKCLUB – February”

  1. Ok. So, I ordered an audible
    Book. I certainly
    Hope you’re an associate and get a little kickback for it. ❤️


    1. Jana M. Floyd Avatar
      Jana M. Floyd

      Which one did you get??????? I love it when I have people to talk books with. 😉


      1. It was My Favorite Half Night Stand. Of course, you realize, it’ll be at least six months before I get to it… 😖


  2. […] two of the Mortal Engines Series. I highly recommend you read them in order. See the “February” issue for a description of book one, Mortal Engines. I am still very much liking the […]


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