I was sick and off work for three days during this time which meant that, if I wasn't sleeping, I was reading. So I got a lot of books read during the last half of February, including some physical books from the library. It's been awhile since I've read a physical library book and some of these had been sitting on my dresser for longer than I care to admit.
I found out about this book through the Decades Reading Challenge (see more here) that I've mentioned before. I loved that this one was Canadian based. I've never read about the history of rum running from the Canadian perspective and I just found it so interesting. Additionally, this is the second novel I've read by this author and I will be looking for more of her books as I really enjoy them.
A grumpy older person, the community they build around them, everyone's life falling apart (and then being put back together), set in London -- what didn't I LOVE about this book? I think everyone should read it. It gave off serious A Man Called Ove vibes and I was so here for it!
A romcom with a phsyics bent? Yes, please. I enjoyed this book more than I ever thought I could, given that physics was my least favourite subject in high school. And I wondered what I would do if I had to live the same day over and over and over. This was such a fun book with such an interesting scientific focus.
Every once in awhile I just crave a Nora Roberts (or JD Robb) comfort read. So I devoured these first two books in The Bride Quartet in a short amount of time. I really enjoy these stories of various weddings, all the flowers in Emma's story, and the interaction between the four friends. Plus romance :)
I liked this book. I enjoyed the romantic mix up, I like the fact that stories of people with mental health struggles are becoming more main stream, this was a solidly good book. I think I may have enjoyed it more if I'd read it in December as it happens around Christmas and that theme is woven throughout the story.
I really wanted to like this book but I found it a little slow. I also found myself not wanting to pick it up and finish it. While I loved hearing the story of Belle, and reading more about The Morgan Library, I just found this book dragged a little.
This is a book I devoured in one sitting. I didn't remember a lot from It Ends With Us but that didn't keep me from enjoying this story. It hit me, once again, that if you get divorced from someone, and you have a child, you are still tied to that person for the rest of that child's life. And sometimes interactions with those people can be really problematic. (I'm not speaking from any personal experience here, just from what was written about in this book.)
Wow! This book was so good! I really enjoyed it and thought it was so well done. The other thing I really appreciated about this novel is that the two authors did a seamless job of writing this as one story from different perspectives. This is one of those books which I wish I hadn't read yet because I enjoyed reading it so much. Does that make any sense? I just want to read it again for the first time.
This was a Decades Reading Challenge book and, for those of you who recall the Bletchley Park rabbit hole I fell down after reading The Rose Code, this book may take me down a similar rabbit hole. I want to know more about the women working the switchboards during WWI. Find me some non-fiction books about them STAT! I really enjoyed this book.
I think I was one of the last people to read this book. I'd heard so much about it last summer or fall (I think). You can add me to the list of people who thought it was really good. It was a murder-mystery with a bit more meat to it and I really enjoyed it. I think what I especially appreciated is that it wasn't a book with an unreliable narrator and I realized I'm getting really tired of that specific trope.
So that was my February reading. What's the last fiction book you read that taught you something you just needed to know more about so you read some more books about that topic? Inquiring minds want to know... :)
Total February books read: 17
Total 2023 books read: 33