Monthly Review: February 2019

February may not be the longest month, but I still managed to get six reviews up, which I’m very pleased about! They were:

/ A Version of the Truth by BP Walter

/ The Corset by Laura Purcell

/ The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson

/ The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory

/ Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

/ Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

Looking over that list, the stand out for me was The Corset. Victorian gothic at its finest, I loved every page (see why here) and cannot recommend it enough. I also had a momentous post this month; my first ever children’s book review! Having two small ones of my own, I spend a lot of time reading children’s books and have put down my thoughts on what makes a great children’s picture book as part of the review. There’s a bit of a science to it, you know! Now that I’ve done that, this has got me thinking that I might add a few more children’s book reviews into the mix, as some are just fantastic and it’s always great to shout about clever, engaging books children (and the people reading them!) are going to love.

I shared my little look at upcoming 2019 book releases that wouldn’t go amiss on most people’s TBR lists and enjoyed my second read in my Maidens of Murder reading challenge: Cards on the Table is another superb outing for Hercule Poirot. This challenge is making me pick up Christie books that I may not have been drawn to otherwise, so I’m really enjoying it for that reason.

March is going to be exciting as I’m taking part in not one, not two, but three fab blog tours and have some reviews lined up on books that I know have sparked debate so very intrigued to see what you guys think of them!

Have you read any of my February choices?

 

4 thoughts on “Monthly Review: February 2019

  1. Hi. Great post. I totally agree with what you said about Version of the Truth. It was a difficult read in parts yet at the same time I couldn’t put it down!
    I’m also reading along with maidens of murder AG reads and enjoyed The Corset last year. I liked the Corset more than Silent Companions.

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    1. Thank you! I think I agree with you on that, The Silent Companions is also a great read, but there’s just something about The Corset that I love so much – would be my preference out of the two!

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