February 2022 Reading Wrap Up

February 28, 2022

February 2022 Reading Wrap Up

February Reading Wrap Up (collage of covers)

How was your February reading?

My February reading included a variety of genres.
Out of 8 books completed, I had two 4.5-5-star reads, five 4-star reads, and one 3-star read.

The most memorable fiction read of the month is I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys.

Did we read any of the same books?

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I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (cover) Image: grayscale image of a man standing outside a building holding a blue/yellow/red torn flag

5 Stars. Young Adult Historical Fiction. Compelling and relevant. Fabulous! My review of I Must Betray You here.

The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson (cover) Image: old work boots sit atop a stack of books

4.5-5 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction, Book about books. Sequel to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek My review of Book Woman’s Daughter will be published 5/3/2022.

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

4 Stars. Narrative Nonfiction. Both heartbreaking and interesting. My review of The Woman They Could Not Silence here.

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (cover) Image: a watercolor image of a small dog lying with its head down on the back of a sofa or chair

4 Stars. Nonfiction. Memoir. Essays. My review of These Precious Days here.

The Honeybee Emeralds by Amy Tector

The Honeybee Emeralds by Amy Tector (cover) Image: Purple Text over a gold ornate design against a teal background

4 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction/Mystery. My review of The Honeybee Emeralds here.

When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord

When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (cover) Image: white and yellow text over the background graphic image of a teenage girl with long brown hair dressed in a pink crop top, and jeans.....she stands with hands on hips against a hot pink background sprinkled with small yellow stars

4 Stars. Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Family Drama. Musical Theater.
My review of When You Get the Chance here.

Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe by Jessica Redland

Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe by Jessica Redland (cover) Image: white text over a graphic picture of a red cafe sitting on the bluff above a bay ...lighthouse and sailboat and seagull

4 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction. #2 in the Starfish Cafe series (can be read as a stand alone). My review of Book #1 in the series here. My review of Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe will be published 5/5/2022.

Mrs. England by Stacey Halls

Mrs. England by Stacey Halls (cover) Image: gold text against and gray-blue background with a border of gold and white leaves and flowers....a graphic image of an old large house sits above the text

3.5-4 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction, Suspense. Family Drama. My review of Mrs. England will be published 4/12/2022.


What was your favorite February read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?


February Blog Posts:

When You Get the Chance Review
The Last Train to London Review
TTT: 10 Favorite Dynamic Duos in Literature
The Woman They Could Not Silence Review
One-In-A-Million Boy Review
TTT: Have You Lost Your Heart in a Book? 10 Books Too Good to Review Properly
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Review
This Won’t End Well Review
TTT: 10 Favorite Light Romance
The Last Grand Duchess Review
Born a Crime Review
Are You a Rereader? Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Review
TTT: 10 Favorite Books With Character Names in the Title
Black Cake Review

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

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  1. I can hardly wait to read the Book Woman’s Daughter!!! The Kate Moore book is on my TBR as well!!

  2. Look like you have a good month of reading.
    I saw your Newbury Award Project and there no way I could on the post. So I going to leave one here. I am working on reading all of the Newbury awards as well. My mom is teacher and she took a class in collage where she had to read all the Newberys. I wanted to do the same and it why I took up the project. I read most of the modern books. Most of the older ones (before the 30s) are hard to find a copy.

    • I’m happy to hear we share the same project! I’m sorry you had difficulty commenting……was that on your end or mine do you think? I’ll look into it and double check that commenting is turned on. That’s true about finding older titles. Thanks for reminding me that I need to read another Newbery book soon! Nice to connect with you Marianna!

    • The first 2 months of the year have set the bar high! March so far has been meh……too much sadness and tragedy in world events affects my reading mojo. I rescued this comment and another of yours from spam today . WP is weird sometimes but I do appreciate the filter 99 % of the time!

  3. I haven’t read a Ruta Sepetys in years and that one looks really good. These Precious Days has such a lovely cover. I know I’ve said it before, but it’s still valid!

    Elza Reads

  4. You’ve had a very successful reading life during February: loads of four-star books. I’ve read nothing but good things about I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys. It’s on my list to read in 2022.

    My reading dropped in February (10 books). I travelled to upstate New York to visit my mother and co-ran a fanfiction challenge in my fandom. Memorable reads included The Firekeeper’s Daughter; I have been thinking about this novel for weeks after. I also enjoyed The Holdout by Graham Moore; I do like a clever mystery. I also read The Magnolia Place by Fiona Davis (I gave this one a four-star).

    I’m still listening to audiobooks late at night in bed. I’m now a Hoopla fan. Since this is relatively new for me, I’m sticking to narrators whom I like. The only problem with this is approach is that the audiobooks tend to be in the same genre. But listening to romance novels might be perfect late at night.

    • I Must Betray You is another one you’ll think about for weeks! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed Firekeeper’s Daughter! I have Magnolia Place on my TBR. Happy March reading Adrienne!

  5. i’ve seen such mixed reviews of Precious Days. Some readers apparently loved it (including a close friend) but I’ve also seen some bloggers say they gave up on it – it felt repetitive. Will be curious what you think

    • I’m writing a review today. I’m in the it was ok camp. There must be a fine line between repetitive and reflective! One thing I appreciate about a memoir is if the author can elevate it above personal experience and explore some life issues. Overall, it was interesting!

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