My reading this month was a little slower than normal, 16 book completed. Sure, February’s a short month, but it isn’t THAT much shorter. I can attribute that to a few things. One, there were two print books that took me longer than normal to read, “City of Refuge” and “Black Hills,” the first because I was soaking it in, the second because I didn’t love it, and got stuck on it for a few days. Perhaps a bigger reason I didn’t get more read, though, was because I was listening to “The Canterbury Tales” on audio from February 8th until March 2nd. Normally I would have probably finished 2 audiobooks in that time, if not 2 before the end of February.
After my list of what I read this month, you’ll find a list of the other reviews I posted this month, as well as an update of how I’m doing in my challenges.
What I Read:
Dream House by Valerie Laken
City of Refuge by Tom Piazza
They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer
Pieces of Happily Ever After by Irene Zutell
The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen (review coming March 10th)
Almost Home by Pam Jenoff
Young Adult/Middle Grades Fiction
Merlin’s Harp by Anne Elliot Crompton
Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony (review coming May 13th)
The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
Bad Things Happen by Henry Dolan (review pending)
The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark (review pending)
Pick of the Month:
Since I haven’t reviewed this yet (actually, my review is written, but the book is being released on March 9th, so I’m saving my review), I’ll just tell you that it is awesome, and give you the publisher’s description:
Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her ravishingly beautiful fraternal twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being named VP creative director of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of eighty-plus-hour weeks, migraines, and profound loneliness. But during the course of one devastating night, Lindsey’s carefully constructed life implodes. Humiliated, she flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents’ Maryland home. As her sister plans her lavish wedding to her Prince Charming, Lindsey struggles to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible twin while she furtively tries to piece her career back together. But things get more complicated when a long-held family secret is unleashed that forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.
What I Posted:
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
Young Adult Fiction
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova