What I Read in February 2023

Bye February! Despite its shortest-month status, this February has seemed like a long one for me. Maybe it’s because I’ve hit a low-reading patch. These are always a sign I have a lot on, my concentration isn’t there and exhaustion is. So annoying. Sorry, end of moan!

Onto the books – always the shining light in any month, these were my February reviews…

My February Book Reviews:

(Click on book title for my full review.)

/ The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham

/ The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

/ No Life for a Lady by Hannah Dolby

/ Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent

/ Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

/ Spare by Prince Harry

I had not one but two classic reads this month – Brighton Rock and The Crime at Black Dudley – for many years (I think at this point) I’ve tried to add reading more classic books into my mix and haven’t been wildly successful at it, so that’s why this feels pretty good, now I reflect. Both absolutely worth their status – add them to your classic read list if you also have a liking for this genre.

On the other side of the scale, I had two new releases this month – Strange Sally Diamond and No Life for a Lady. I really enjoyed them both and they couldn’t have been more different as reads – hit the links above to find out a little more about them.

I also listened to Spare, narrated by its author, Prince Harry. If ever a book was going to divide opinion, its probably this one. I found it fascinating – definitely one of the best biographies I’ve read (listened to) due to its level of insight into life as a senior royal.

I’m doing the Oxfam Reading Challenge this year and for February, in honour of Valentine’s Day – the task was to read a romance themed book – step forward The No-Show, another great modern romance from Beth O’Leary.

Until next month, happy reading!

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