I’ve been super busy in February, hence the lack of posts (
I’m really sorry, OK). I’ve been at work pretty much every day as I head to Krakow next week and Belfast the week after. I did manage to get quite a bit of reading done, though, so let’s chat about that.
Here’s all the nine books I read this month:
– The Binding by Bridget Collins / 4.5 stars
– A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin / 4.5 stars
– The Foundling by Stacey Halls / 4 stars
– Glass Town by Isabel Greenberg / 4 stars
– The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins / 0 stars
– And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou / 0 stars
– No One is Too Small to make a Difference by Greta Thunberg / 3 stars
– A Storm of Swords: Part One by George R.R Martin / 4 stars
– The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker / 2 stars
Favourite of the Month: A Clash of Kings
At the minute, the A Song of Ice and Fire series is a solid four start read for me. I think it’s probably because I’m *so* familiar with the story already that I’m not being completely blown away by the books. I am really enjoying them, though, and A Clash of Kings has been my favourite so far. A Game of Thrones set up the story, introducing the characters and their backstories, but A Clash of Kings was where the story really started to pick up. I just really enjoyed the direction of this story.
I’ve said this pretty much everywhere, but I’m so happy I’ve finally made a start on this series. It’s been such a fun reading experience. I’m going to be so annoyed when I’ve finished it – who knows when the next one will be released!
Least Favourite of the Month: The Moonstone
Yeh, this was a complete flop. I really liked The Woman in White by Collins, so I thought I was going to love this too, but nope. It was *sooooo* tedious. I ended up DNF’ing it around the middle – I just couldn’t do it to myself. It’s meant to be the precursor of the modern mystery novel, and narrates the events of a missing (and cursed) diamond from various perspectives. I just found it super boring. Had to convert to an audiobook and I still couldn’t get through it.
I’m quite gutted I didn’t like this one. It means I’ve failed my challenge of reading one Victorian classic a month for the year, but oh well, I guess I’ll just have to make up for it somewhere down the line.
March TBR: Elantris
I want to make a start on reading some popular adult fantasy series. I’m already half way through A Song of Ice and Fire and next I want to tackle Brandon Sanderson. There is a readalong happening over on Youtube, which has pushed me to start with him first, and although I won’t directly be taking part in that, I want to start with their first book: Elantris. It’s quite hard to sum up, but from what I do know, it’s about magic.
…and that’s what I read in February! Quite a few books done, and I read from such a wide variety of genres, including my first graphic novel, a poetry collection, a new release and an ancient Greek myth retelling!
What was your favourite book of the month? Let’s discuss it!
Thanks for reading, Lauren X