Well, after a fairly ordinary January, I found myself devouring books in February for no particular reason other than picking some really absorbing titles and, if I’m honest, finishing a couple of books that didn’t quite make it the previous month.
Books read = 10 (I know!)
Pages read = 3,861
Goodreads progress = 22% of my goal, 4 books ahead of schedule
I’m going to cover the books I read in a couple of posts over the next few days so look out for them. I will mention one DNF or (more accurately) one set aside for later as I think I still want to read it. That book is The Quantum Curators & the Faberge Egg by Eva St John. I picked it up because I had been reading a lot of intense and dark stuff and thought I could do with a bit of humour and whimsy but apparently I was wrong. Nothing negative to say about the book, I was just in the wrong frame of mind, and intend to pick it back up at some point.
Coming up this month:
- Stars and Bones by Gareth Powell – this may look familiar as I mentioned it last time; due originally for publication in February I actually received it this morning
- Sundial by Catriona Ward – Stephen King says it’s authentically terrifying so who am I to argue?
- The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St James – a true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for….
- Femina by Janina Ramirez – a new history of the middle ages focussing on the women written out of traditional narrative, really looking forward to this
- Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough – another book about not being able to sleep – feel drawn to this theme at the moment even as my own intermittent insomnia is dormant (I’m probably going to regret saying that…)
- A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear – Maisie Dobbs #17 – I am very behind with this series also
- The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd – maps, I love maps
- Dark Queens by Shelley Pulaski – more medieval history focussing on women; i think I see a pattern here
- Escape from Yokai Land by Charles Stress (the 12th Laundry Files book – I really need to catch up with this series being only at book 7) – also arrived this morning and now I look at it properly it is (a) a novella and (b) actually book 7.5 so will probably shoot up my TBR 🙂
Currently reading Gallows Court by Martin Edwards but haven’t picked my non-fiction read as yet.
What are your plans for March? Let me know in the comments.
Have a great month everyone, stay safe!