February’s Reading Recap

by farrah on March 1, 2015 · 3 comments

I have to say I’m glad that February is OVER. For a month that is the shortest, it sure did have its fair share of disasters in my family. So here we are today- at March 1st which means I have another month ahead to keep on reading. I won’t say this was my best month. In fact, besides the first one, I’m pretty meh on each of the books including my ‘currently’ reading part. I’m still on target for my 50 books this year though, so here’s the February recap of what I read last month.

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Hollow City– I love these books so much. They’re technically YA lit, but the writing is superb, the plot fascinating and the characters totally different from anything you’ve read before. I read the first one (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this. The biggest issue is that now I have to wait until September for the third installment. I do not recommend starting with Hollow City- you won’t get it, so get Miss Peregrine’s first. Talk about a vague synopsis, eh?

Me Before You– This was my first Jojo Moyes. I liked it, but clearly thought it was a depressing story. I realized that there was no way this wheelchair bound guy was going to be miraculously healed, so was not surprised at the ending. Ironically enough, I finished reading this book the night before my fall which didn’t fail to remind me yet again how lucky I was to wind up with only bumps, bruises and a sprained ankle after the stair incident.

The Colour of Milk– $1.99 on kindle. I liked it. I enjoy books that are told from a unique perspective- which in this case happens to include her narration style which might throw off a reader at first. I was surprised at where the story went- so if you’re in the mood for a cheap, fast, interesting read- this is a great bet. Not exactly uplifting and heartwarming, but a good story nonetheless.

My Sister’s Grave– The thriller on my list, I also bought this one because it was cheap. A quick ‘plane’ read- this was good enough to keep my interest. I wasn’t surprised by the twist, but since linking the book for this post I have noticed that the main character has her own series. I’ll have to read the second one, as it does feed my former Trixie Belden addiction from yesteryear.

Currently reading:

The Casual Vacancy– I trudged through the beginning of this book, and am just now starting to enjoy it. I was truly hopeful (being J.K Rowling’s book) that I would love it from the start when I bought it over two years ago. Truth is, I couldn’t get past the first few chapters. I’ve since decided to give it another go, and in chapter four of part three I am finally invested.

Winter of the World– Book two in the The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett, I have to admit I’m not as interested in this trilogy as I was in his Pillars of the Earth and World Without End duo. When you’re reading a book where things are already pretty depressing and you’re coming upon the age of Hitler, it’s no surprise that it’s going to take a long time for things to get good again. Hence, I’m sort of reading this sporadically without much gusto.

Drums of Autumn– I’m trying to get back into the Outlander series in honor of our upcoming Scotland adventure, but now that Claire & company are in America, I just can’t seem to stay interested.

The Luminaries Still trying. I actually just started it over again since I still don’t know wtf is going on.

March goals

I have none. I need some suggestions since my ‘currently reading’ list is not all that promising.

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1 andrea March 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Girl On A Train!

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2 farrah March 2, 2015 at 2:25 pm

I keep hearing about that one! I need to check it out.

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3 Tracy Krimmer March 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm

I just requested The Girl on the Train from my library. I’m reading Goodnight, June by Sarah Joi right now.

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