Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your extra day of the year and made good use of it to fit in some reading 😉
February was a strong reading month for me – I mostly enjoyed everything I read! Stay tuned for some brief thoughts on each of the books I got through! (Titles link to my full reviews.)
The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag
I have read some of van Praag’s books previously and enjoyed them, and I had a feeling this would be the best yet. I wasn’t wrong.
The Alibi Girl by C. J. Skuse
I requested this one having loved Sweet Pea and In Bloom by the same author. This was another success, featuring the great writing I’ve come to expect from Skuse.
Beast by Matt Wesolowski
This was my first taste of the Six Stories series but I definitely want to read the other books after enjoying this one so much! It was gloomy and atmospheric, and kept me guessing until the end.
Real Life defies categorisation but I found it a gritty and emotional read that left me breathless at times. Very dark but a worthwhile read if you can handle it.
The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda
This was a unique read, structured as a series of monologues from various characters. While there was a sense of detachment that came with this, I found it so intriguing and couldn’t put it down!
The Dark Side of the Mind by Kerry Daynes
My first non-fiction of the year! And what a great choice it was. Written by a forensic psychologist, this was a fascinating exploration of the human mind in some of its darkest moments.
Rules of the Road by Ciara Geraghty
My final read of the month was a heart-warming road-trip story with an endearing cast of characters. A little sad at times but still hopeful, and a story which I enjoyed.
Books from my TBR
With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
It took a long time for me to become interested in reading this book but I’m so glad I finally did as it was full of gorgeous sensory detail and fabulous characters! Hugely recommend this one.
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
This was my only real disappointment this month. From the prologue, I thought I was in for something special but it ended up being kind of dull, and I struggled to connect with the characters.
I can’t believe I still haven’t reread any books in 2020! I’ve been so busy tackling my review pile hehe. But hopefully, I’ll get to some soon.
Total pages: 3166
Average pages per day: 109.2
Longest book: The Sisters Grimm (485 pages)
Shortest book: The Price Guide to the Occult (288 pages)
Favourite read of the month: The Sisters Grimm
Biggest disappointment of the month: The Price Guide to the Occult
Male authors: 1
Female authors: 8
Multiple authors: 0
I find it so funny that my longest and shortest books of the month were my favourite and least favourite respectively! What was your favourite read of February? Let me know in the comments! x