Hello readers! I hope you all are well and you all had a lovely month of February. For me, it’s been a good month but it didn’t feel short to me. I have been writing life updates in weekly wrap-ups and if you have followed you must know there has been a lot to do some weeks while some weeks were relaxing and uneventful which is a change from January. As for reading, I could read good number of books even with less days of the month and I also enjoyed all the books except one or two. Equal quantity and quality make it a perfect month in reading.
Books I read
I read 7 books. Total pages read – 2686.
I didn’t post reviews of books I read this month as I was posting reviews of books I read in January. I think this will be a thing this year.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Illuminae is fantastic futuristic sci-fi that revolves around Kady, Ezra and crazy AI trying to save their lives from battleship of evil mega-corporation chasing them.
The story is about love, friendship, trust, deceit, survival, plague, and space warfare.
I really enjoyed reading this with Toni. It sets high standard for sci-fi novels.
A Perfect Equation is amazing entertaining second book in The Secret Scientists of London series that revolves around a mathematician Letitia Fenley (Letty) and Lord William Hughes, the Viscount Greycliff (Grey) who find their perfect equation of love.
The story is about past mistakes, getting over fears and boundaries set by past, societal differences, the beginning of suffrage, unrest in London among social class, love, friendship, belongingness, rights, and sisterhood.
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The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert
The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is hearwarming and adorable romance that revolves around Sabrina and Ray who has been in Dell for different reasons and find kindred spirits in each other.
The story is about family, trust, heartbreak, acceptance, kindness, family secrets, ghost stories, anxiety, the importance of taking care of mental health, hope, and love.
It is delightful, entertaining, sweet and emotive romance. It is perfect read for all seasons.
Lemon Drop Falls by Heather Clark
Lemon Drop Falls is touching and moving middle grade fiction that revolves around 12 yrs old Morgan learning to live life after her mother’s death.
The story is about coping with loss and grief, new transition in life, friendship, anxiety, family, and hope.
It is sensitive, realistic, relatable, and beautifully well written middle grade fiction.
The Keeper of Stories by Sally Page
The Keeper of Stories is wonderful women’s fiction that revolves around Janice the house cleaner and stories she collects of people she works for.
The story is mainly about misplaced guilt but there is many layers of trust, betrayal, loss, grief, tough childhood, parent’s influence on children, struggle in life, friendship, and love.
My only small complaint is this is slow read. But this turned out a gem.
The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
The story was about a co-authors who were forced to write one more book after their partnership died because of their feelings. It has friends to hate to love trope.
This wasn’t exactly what I thought, (now I think what really thought) but I’m a bit disappointed with this book.
What I wanted to happen in this book came much late in second half, in fact, at 60% of the book. First half only made me frustrated as I couldn’t get clear pciture of what exactly happened between character and then when that part came at around 75% (or later ?) about what pages Kat burned and why, I felt exactly like Nathan felt during their break up in the beginning.
What I loved most is writing and the way authors wrote how co-authors works on book. Most of my stars are just for it.
The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Editor)
The Best Short Stories 2021 is a collection of 20 well-written literary fiction stories with various themes. Most of them are diverse stories has tragic, sad, depressing, and heartbreaking tone, and political writing. You need to be in a particular mood for this.
I don’t read that many literary fiction and never have read any award winning stories or those published in New Yorker and such magazines so I didn’t enjoy all stories as I felt they were too highbrow for me but some were truly masterpieces that I, who prefers normal stories like normal readers, enjoyed.
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Links I enjoyed
Happy Black History Month + Some Book Recs @The Literary Phoenix
February 2022 Anticipated New Releases @Lair Of Books
Are Marvel Movies REAL Cinema? @A Fictional Bookworm
5 WAYS BOOK BLOGGING HAS AFFECTED MY READING @Drizzle and Hurricane Books
New releases by Black Authors that should be on your radar @ Inking & Thinking
Diverse Romantic Comedy Books: 2021 Releases @ Bookish Brews
Anti-Valentines Suggestions! @ The Orangutan Librarian
My Annotating System | Why & How @ Comfort Reads
15 Things Only Bibliophiles Can Relate To @ paperbacktomes
51 Romance Books to Read in 2022 @ Whispering Chapters
Why I Have Decided to Quit Instagram @ booksophobias
Plans for this month
We might have a one day picnic in the middle of month.
There is an induction meeting in last weeks of the month for my kid’s nursery that is starting from April 1st. I need to meet her teachers and have a chat. Also, there will be school shopping (her uniform, shoes, and books) and we need to do her bus registration.
I’ll be reading books I signed up for this month and also next month. (I want to be ahead of things when her school starts)
Thank you for reading! Let’s chat…
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