February was a really good month for me overall! For starters, it’s my birthday month and I was able to celebrate with family and friends multiple times. And I read some really good books too!
I started the month out with a bang with a book I devoured and wound up rating a five. Most everything else I read was good to great for me, along with a reread of Harry Potter when I was in need of some comfort listening. I did come across one book that just didn’t keep my interest and wound up not finishing. But I’m trying to get better at putting books down when they don’t work for me, so I’m actually counting that as a win.
Ready to see what I read and reviewed?
Books I reviewed:
Past Due for Murder wasn’t the strongest book so far in this series but still quite enjoyable.
I devoured Strange the Dreamer and would urge just about anyone to at least give it a shot.
The Book of Essie was a compelling and powerful story that explores big and current themes.
Elai Nelson and the Storm on the Sand was an entertaining installment in this YA fantasy trilogy.
Justice Gone is a crime thriller that deals with issues relevant to modern American society.
Books I read but haven’t reviewed:
How Will You Measure Your Life? was an inspiring and motivational read.
I listened to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when I was in the mood for a comfort read and it was exactly what I was looking for!I lost interest in A Different Blue before it ever really got going.The Mother-In-Law was a tale of domestic suspense and family drama that not only explored the mother-daughter-in-law relationship but also the complex relationships amidst an entire family and proved to be quite intriguing.
Other posts this month:
In 5 Different Types of Romance Books to Read Around Valentine’s Day, I mentioned some of the sub-genres of romance that I tend to gravitate towards this time of year. Read the full blog post HERE.
In How Do You React to Dystopian Fiction, I wanted to talk about some of the most common reactions I’ve seen to dystopian fiction and find out how other readers respond as well. Read the full post HERE.
On the stack for next month:
My March TBR is sitting right in my happy place with two review copies, two library books, and two books I own. I’ve been eager to get my hands on a copy of Evermore since reading the first book in that duology, Everless. And Little Darlings was one of the books on my top 10 most anticipated releases of 2019! I’m also excited to dig into the rest of these too, as they all sound like stories I’ll find interesting. Here’s for hoping they all live up to my expectations!
What are you reading or planning on reading next?