February wrap up

I’m probably the only one who will comment on how February seemed to drag but I felt like it did. I did some reading this month and it felt like this month was much more about quality than quantity. Some months I fly through 10 or more books but this month I read 5. Though I may have read a smaller number of titles, it was still a great reading month for me, as I read a couple that I have been meaning to get to for years and I enjoyed everything I read. Even the book I liked the least was still a book I’d recommend.

So without further ado, here are the 5 books I read in February:

Since I have already reviewed or will soon review all of these, I will not include mini reviews. Instead I will briefly mention a couple.

Longest book: The Luminaries. All 600+ pages

Shortest book: Utopia. All 85 pages.

Favorite book: Tied between The Little Prince and The Luminaries.

Least favorite book: Eternal Life

Book I’d be least likely to recommend: A Study in Scarlett

So that’s it. A quick wrap up of the books I read in February. I would recommend all of them. If you have read or plan on reading any of these I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Til next time!

A January wrap up

Since my new blog was just launched, I was unable to do a wrap up of January so I thought I would quickly share what I read in January… two weeks late.

It was a pretty good month both in terms of the number of books and the quality of books that I read. I managed to complete 12 books and only one of them did I really dislike.

So without further ado, here are the books I read in January:

Started off pretty good and ended… just okay.

Not one of my favorite Agatha Christie books but it was number four in Project Poirot and I had to skip it a few months ago because I didn’t have a copy.

I loved this book. I love Russian folktales so this was right up my alley. Can’t wait to read the next one.

I really disliked this book. I thought it was pretty pompous and was looking for some useful tips besides “throw all your stuff away”

I really liked this. This book is basically the mother of “realism” in novels so it was interesting to read and though the story was pretty tragic, it had a lot of dry humor.

A re read of one of my least favorite books by one of my “comfort authors”

My husband bought this for my birthday last year and since then I have tried to start it 3 separate times and didn’t make it past the first chapter. So glad I pushed through this time because this was a fantastic book. If you can get past the rather slow first chapter, it is a great read… but LONG.

A light -read in one sitting- historical romance to cleanse my palette after the huge 672 page book I read before this. Cheesy but adorable. It was also the first book I read during the 24 in 48 Readathon.

So glad I finally read this. I’m not the biggest fan of short stories but these were great. Loved this book. This was also one of the books I read for the 24 in 48 Readathon.

This book is written in a much different style than the more popular Jane Austen novels but it is witty and very funny. The 3rd book I read during the 24 in 48 Readathon.

One of my favorite comfort books. I’m a sucker for gothic romance. This was the last book I read this month and a stress free way to close out the 24 in 48 Readathon. I come back to this book year after year.

So that’s it for what I read in January.  I’d like to do a more in depth review for a couple of these soon.  I’d love to hear if any of you have read any of these.

Til next time.