February Reading Recap

February Reading Recap

I don’t know about you, but February flew by for me! I’m on a roll with reading plenty, completing nine books again! Although most of them were enjoyable, none of them really stood out among the rest. What did stand out for me was my birthday! February is my birthday month and I always stretch the celebrating out over the entire month to pop some fun back into this otherwise dreary stretch of winter. For that, I’m sad to see February pass but I am looking forward to what the new month may bring!

Ready to see the list?

Books I read and reviewed:

Good Neighbors, by Joanne Serling

Good Neighbors piqued my interest with its Liane Moriarty vibes but it didn’t quite live up to its potential.

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven was a post-apocalyptic story heavy on character and light on world building.

Sirens, by Joseph Knox

It’s a sign of truly great writing when an author can suck you in to a story despite it being outside your comfort zone, and that’s exactly what Knox did with Sirens.

The Liar's Girl, by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Liar’s Girl was a slow building suspenseful mystery that will appeal to readers who like their stories straightforward without a lot of plot twists.

Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest, by Keira Gillett

Zaria Fierce and the Secret of the Gloomwood Forest was an engaging and entertaining middle grade fantasy adventure.

A Tapestry of Tears, by Gita V. Reddy

A Tapestry of Tears was an emotional and heartbreaking collection of short stories.

Books I read but haven’t reviewed yet:

Alone, by Lisa Gardner

I’m glad to have read Alone, the first book in Gardner’s Detective D.D. Warren series, and am curious to see what she does next with these characters.

The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the musical, but reading The Phantom of the Opera brought it very clearly back and I enjoyed learning more of the backstory.

The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin

I buddy read The Fifth Season with a friend I met on Goodreads and although it took me a while to really get into the story, it constantly kept me wanting to know more.

Other posts this month:

Like this? Try that! Movie Edition

In the first of a new series of posts, I recommended a book to read for someone who liked one of three movies in a variety of genres. If you’re a fan of Rear Window, The Devil Wears Prada, or National Treasure, check out this Like this? Try that! post HERE.

On the stack for next month:

March 2018 TBR

I’m excited to dig into these books! There’s a good mix of review copies, books I’ve wanted to read for a while, and some just for fun books. The biggest one on this list is most definitely It, but Janel over at Keeper of Pages is running a buddy read on Instagram, which is sure to keep me on track! And I really want to actually read Dragon Coast this month and not push it off again. Someone please yell at me if I don’t.

What are you reading or planning on reading next?




6 thoughts on “February Reading Recap

  1. Keeper of Pages says:

    I read The Liar’s Girl this month too. I’ve had Sirens on my TBR for ages 🙈 and I need to buy a copy of Station Eleven. Feb looks like it was a great reading month for you 🙂 And yes, to reading IT! I started it last night, 40 pages and I’ve not even touched the surface with the story yet lol, looking forward to all the discussions 🎈

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  2. Abby says:

    I can’t wait for your review of Sometimes I Lie! I liked it a lot. And Red Sparrow is on my TBR list. It has high marks on Goodreads, but I read the reviews and it mentions some bizarre things so I have held off on that one. So I’m curious on your take on the Red Sparrow too.

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