February 2016

Happy leap day everyone! I spent the day at work, which made it more or less a normal day, but I really can’t complain because I love my job and everyone I work with (even when they point out that I came in dead last in our Oscars pool…) That being said, I’m thankful for an extra day of reading! Speaking of reading…

This month, I read:

*The Illegal by Lawrence Hill (My first Canada Reads book this year!)
*The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
*Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
*Birdie by Tracey Lindberg (Canada Reads book #2!)
*A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
*She’s Not There by Joy Fielding
*13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

I feel like I read a good mixture of books this month: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and She’s Not There were really really great mysteries; The Illegal was a fantastic book that I had meant to finish a long time ago; Birdie was an interesting and tough read; A Little Life left me in pieces; and I hate to say that I was a little underwhelmed by Beautiful Ruins and disappointed by 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (or, more accurately, by its cover copy).

All things considered, if my reading matches these past few months, I’ll be very very happy.

Have you had a good reading month? Did you read anything that blew you away? Did you read anything that left you underwhelmed?

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9 thoughts on “February 2016

  1. Erin says:

    Wow, you read a lot this month! I’m impressed. Goodreads tells me I’m on track for reading my 80 books this year, so I’m happy about that. The only book this month that I read about absolutely blew me away was “The Secret Daughter.” Shilpi Gowda has a storytelling gift. On Saturday I finished a Harlequin called “Playing to Win,” which was so addictive that I finished it in a couple hours. I am currently reading “In the Unlikely Event”, “It’s Not Me, It’s You”, and “Watching Over You.” They are all entertaining but not mind blowing.
    My mom was gifted “The Illegal” so I’m excited to read it after she’s finished. I would also like to read some of the other books for Canada Reads, but the waitlist at the library is crazy long.

  2. Deepika Ramesh says:

    That’s quite a list. You seem to have had a great reading-month. 🙂 I keep reading about ‘Birdie’, and I cannot take my eyes off the gorgeous cover. I intend to read it sometime soon.

    And, have a great March!

  3. Naomi says:

    You read some good books this month! I loved Birdie, but it’s not an easy read, is it? You have to pay attention. Her lovely writing, though, makes that easy to do.
    I just finished Bone & Bread, which was also very good! Two more to go, but I’m running out of time…

  4. Katie says:

    That’s a good mix! I agree with your assessment of BEAUTIFUL RUINS – it was okay, but I kept thinking that it was pulling their swing when it could have smashed the ball so much harder than it did.

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