Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? Even though February was a day longer this year, the month seems to have flown by in a blink of an eye for me! However short the month felt, I have definitely got my reading mojo back as I fitted in all these books:
Fiction: 6 Non-Fiction: 1 Poetry: 0
I started the month off by finishing the first Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King. I love Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales and it was nice to re-join Sherlock for another adventure through King’s comforting and nostalgic homage. Then I couldn’t resist reading the novella A Reaper of Stone by Mark Gelineau and Joe King; the start to a new fantasy series. I found it engaging and highly readable – I can’t wait to read more from this series!
Still being in a fantasy mood I read the final book in the young adult series The Mortal Instruments next; City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I have enjoyed this series more and more each book, and I found this an interesting and satisfying ending to the series. Next I finished World War II drama Across Great Divides by Monique Roy, then it may have taken a couple of months but I finished my result for the last Classics Club Spin David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, and finally at the end of the month I squeezed in a re-read of Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M C Beaton (my full thoughts on these final three are still to come).
Alongside these fictions I also read historical non-fiction The Romanovs by Virginia Cowles. A fascinating and good overview of the ups, downs, dreams, disasters and extreme personalities of the Romanov dynasty; which lasted for just over 300 years in Russia (1613 to 1917). It has whetted my appetite to read even more about Russian history!
Pick of the Month: The Romanovs
That is 7 books completed which is more than double what I read in January! Through out the month I have also been dipping in and out of Christian non-fiction,The Salvation of Doctor Who by Matt Rawle. Then at the end of February I started reading, off my Classics Club list, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
In March I would love to keep up this amount of reading, and I look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend and my father’s birthday the weekend after.
What did you do and read in February? Do have any plans for March?