My Month in Books (#16)

Hello, March! Spring is allegedly supposed to roll in at some point this month, but I’m still buried under blankets watching the snow. I’ll believe it when I see it. On the upside, I got a lot of reading done this month. Read on below for the deets. ⬇️

Highlights from February: After an epic saga, finally getting our enormous new sectional, which now fits the entire family with room to spare. Remembering what it’s like to read a new-to-me book that enthralls me to the exclusion of all else. And on the opposite end of the spectrum, the comfort of old book-friends.

Not highlights: Everything having to do with work.

 
 

But let's talk about some books, shall we?

Continuing from January, I finished off Rose Under Fire, which was a powerful and compelling story.

And after that, I kept rolling with the WWII theme (because why not) and also with the unconventional formats, so I re-read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It was just as delightful as the first time, and I was reminded how much I love epistolary novels. Must revisit some of my faves.

After that, I left WWII behind but stuck with the unconventional format and re-read Bridget Jones’s Baby. I’ve been a huge Bridget fan since high school when a good friend introduced me by saying, “I’m reading this hilarious book, and the main character reminds me so much of you.” I’m not 100% sure that’s a compliment, but it’s also more true than I’d like to admit. Anyhoo, it was delightful.

After that, I realized I should probably read something new-to-me. I was scrolling on my library’s app to find an e-book to bring along for a trip to DC and ended up with Station Eleven, which was spectacular. It’s hard to pull off jumping between so many dispersed POVs and across so much time, but it was so well done that I was hard pressed to put it down at all.

After that, I went back to the familiar (work really has been rotten lately, and I craved some comfort), so I picked up the original Bridget Jones’s Diary, and am presently still chuckling my way through bedtime every night.

February was my best reading month in a while. Let’s see what March has in store!

Tell me, friends: as always, give me all your good book recommendations.