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February Reading Wrap-Up:

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 KingsC2BA9375-9BF6-4658-A3F3-467A111D9350

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!

B5A8D34B-9954-4C21-8932-FF52C60E1496Least 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

2 thoughts on “February Reading Wrap-Up:

  1. I really enjoyed a selection of short stories by the late children’s author Jan Mark, The One That Got Away, sent to me for review and reviewed at the start of the month. On the basis of a couple of really positive blog reviews I’ve now acquired Glass Town and may even get round to it before March is out!

    Don’t worry about not having time to post: life does often get in the way, and I sure we all understand!

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