I had a little reading blip in February. I started the year devouring books, just loving the escapism they provided but – as is always the way with my reading pattern – then comes a natural break after I’ve had a little speed-reading for a few weeks.
I just need a pause, less reading, more TV watching TBH (don’t tell anyone). Sometimes it happens! But I when I did read, they were great reads, as listed below….
My February Book Reviews:
(Click on book title for my full review.)
/ Nemesis by Agatha Christie
/ The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews
/ The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
/ New Animal by Ella Baxter
/ The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
/ Good Intentions by Kasim Ali
/ Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
I had a nice mix this month, some brand new, contemporary releases, such as New Animal, The Paris Apartment and Good Intentions were all fresh and exciting reads. From a mysterious apartment block in Paris, to young love harboured by tradition and guilt to a young woman coping with grief, they were varied themes that all felt like new voices to me.
I also read not one, but two classic crime fiction books from an old favourite Agatha Christie and a new author for me, Dorothy L. Sayers – another queen of crime fiction. It was one of my 2022 reading resolutions to read more crime fiction so this is me actually attempting to stick to it!
In honour of Valentine’s Day this month, I had a little look through my reads and pulled together my 5 favourite recent books that were amazing love stories BUT absolutely not cheesy. I’m not a huge fan of that kind of story, if you aren’t either, you might enjoy my selects. Let me know!
Until next month – happy reading!