February 2020 Reading Wrap Up

February 29, 2020

February 2020 Reading Wrap Up

February 2020 Reading Wrap Up (a collage of nine book covers talked about in the post)

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

What Was Your Best February Read?

February was a mixed result reading month with one five-star read and several four-star reads. Three of my reads this month count toward my long term goal of reading more diversely. I read a total of nine books, and I had one DNF (which is always a frustrating use of time). Find all my February reads listed below in order of Star Rating and preference. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me. One star reads are usually shelved as DNF.

My favorite fiction read of the month is The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré. Favorite nonfiction read of the month is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

Did we read any of the same books?

Titles are Amazon affiliate links and my available reviews are linked.


 The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

5+ Stars. Contemporary Fiction (diverse read). An inspiring and memorable main character. A favorite read of the year thus far. My full review here.


The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

4.5 Stars. Contemporary Women’s Fiction. My new favorite book about books. My full review here.


Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

4.5 Stars. Historical fiction and multilayered family drama. Exposes the controversial Eugenics Program of the 1960s. (not yet reviewed)


Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

4 Stars. Nonfiction, Memoir. (diverse read) Growing up half black/half white in Apartheid South Africa. Full review here.


Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

4 Stars. MG/YA Realistic Fiction. (diverse read) Issues of racism and historically based in the 1970s. Beautifully written. (not yet reviewed)


The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

3.5 Stars. Historical Fiction (WW11). Secrets, love, vineyards, survival, and the Resistance. Full review here.


The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

3 Stars. Fiction, Family Drama. A story of secrets. (not yet reviewed)


Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Colette Goldbach

 3 Stars. (ARC)  (not yet reviewed)


The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

3 Stars. Fiction, Classic. More depressing than I expected. Themes of feminism and self-harm. (not reviewed)



One DNF

Seven Fallen Feathers (30%) …the child abuse is difficult to read about….more reporting than narrative nonfiction.



Currently Reading: This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán
Up Next: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller 
(thrillers are not my usual genre, but I’m going to give this a try)



ICYMI

On the blog in February:

February Blog Audit Challenge

The Winemaker’s Wife Review

The Girl in white Gloves Review

Born a Crime Review

TTT: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

The Girl With the Louding Voice Review

Celebrate Friendship With Books on Galentine’s Day (books with friendship themes)

Book Gifts For a Galentine (or Valentine)

Black History Month: 10 Memorable Reads

The Printed Letter Bookshop Review

1st Line/1st Paragraph

Blog Audit Challenge (January)

#6Degrees of Separation: From Fleishman to…



QOTD:

What did you read in February? Did you have a favorite?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?



Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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Unless explicitly stated that they are free, all books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library.

Book Cover and author photo are credited to Amazon or an author’s (or publisher’s) website.

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