Favourite February Reads

I didn’t write a post for January. At this point this blog is probably more for me than anyone reading it but I will try to at least write a monthly recap of my reading going forward.

February’s prompt for the Unread-shelf Challenge was a book you got for free. I chose a Maeve Binchy book, Irish Girls About Town which is actually a book of short stories by Irish authors. Reader, I hated this book. It was from the early 2000’s and it just reminded me of the time that women’s fiction was branded as “chick lit” and how superficial that whole time could be. The actual short story by Maeve Binchy was okay, not as sweet and comforting as some of her full length books.

The March Prompt for the Unread- shelf challenge is a book you got on a trip. And I am stumped for what I will pick. I am not a big traveller, even before COVID so I will have to really think about this one.

On to my favourite reads of the month. I either really loved what I read this month, or I really didn’t love a book. There wasn’t a lot of okay books which I am okay with.

5 star books:

All the Devils are Here- Louise Penny

Kindred- Octavia Butler

4.5 star books:

The Survivors- Jane Harper

4 star books:

The Nature of Fragile Things- Susan Meissner

Boundary Waters- William Kent Krueger

The Girl from the Channel Islands-Jenny Lecoat

Dear Miss Kopp- Amy Stewart

Verity- Colleen Hoover

Locked Rooms- Laurie R King.