What I Read in February 2021

It might have been a shorter month, but I still got a fair few books read in February and – EVEN BETTER – they were all fantastic! All fiction, from historical to contemporary with a bit of crime and psychological thriller tension thrown in there too. Intrigued? Read on to see what they were…

My February Book Reviews:

(Click on book title for my full review.)

/ The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

/ A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

/ The Foundling by Stacey Halls

/ The Cut by Chris Brookmyre

/ Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

/ Dangerous Women by Hope Adams

If I absolutely had to pick my favourites (it’s hard as they were all ace) I would choose Transcendent Kingdom as both the writing style and ideas explored (the science and/or religion conundrum) were a joy to read.

Yaa Gyasi was a new author for me this month, as was John Boyne who wrote A Ladder to the Sky – my other favourite this month. He is an Irish author and I loved his funny, clever tone. I’ll definitely be checking out his back catalogue and Yaa’s debut book Homegoing.

If you’re looking for a new historical fiction read, The Foundling and Dangerous Women are very different stories but both excellent examples of strong female voices in past times when women didn’t necessarily have opportunities or control of their own lives.

How are you all finding reading at the moment? I would say that the slumps that seemed to happen quite frequently last year don’t come around so often now. I guess I might have just got used to living through a pandemic. Which is not a sentence I ever wanted to be writing. But here we are. It feels like there is a little hope on the horizon now though, so we can only focus on that.

Until next month, Happy Reading!

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