Wrap up// February Reads

February Wrap Up

 

Hello there,

I am back with a post to let you guys know how my reading went in the month of February. I finished 11 books in February, seven of those were audiobooks. I have been into audiobooks lately and is helping me to make a dent in my TBR pile. 🙂

Rooms by Lauren Oliver                         

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 1 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • I haven’t had much luck with Lauren Oliver’s books in the past but I wanted to give her another chance and see if I would like her adult fiction better. As it happens I did not like it any better. I have accepted the fact that her books are not for me.
  • Didn’t connect with the characters.
  • Interesting premise but I think it could have been done better

Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris                      

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 2 Stars
  • Not the twisty psychological thriller I am used to.
  • The author does a lot of telling, I wanted to be shown so I could feel and emphasize with Grace.
  • The writing wasn’t my favourite. B.A Paris has a love for adverbs. Which to me is unnecessary.
  • Characters are underdeveloped and felt that Grace did things that weren’t true to character.

Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik                

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 4 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • An engrossing read. I was so absorbed in listening to this story that while walking I came to a stop at the curb thinking I have to wait for the walk sign for few good minutes I stood there before realizing that I could cross the street at anytime because it was just a stop sign. I felt a little silly after. bahaha
  • The family dynamics in this book are disturbing but interesting.
  • I did foresee any of the plot twists.
  • Conflicted about the ending.
  • A wonderfully written debut novel

Arrowood by Laura McHugh                     

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 4 Stars
  • A haunting look at childhood memories
  • This reminded me of Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places.
  • Fantastic writing
  • Slow pacing but never boring
  • I kept going back and forth for a time with who did it but I did come to the conclusion to who it was before the reveal.
  • The ending was underwhelming

The Widow by Fiona Barton                    

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 3 Stars
  • Audiobook

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter                                        

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 5 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • Gritty Storytelling
  • Love that Karin Slaughter doesn’t shy away from the

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda                

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 2.5 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had read it instead of listening to it
  • Told backwards which was interesting and necessary since the reveal happens early on in the story

Fly Away (Firefly Lane #2) by Kristin Hannah             

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 5 Stars
  • Audiobook
  • Love, love, love this book!
  • Hit a little close to home and was brought to tears a few times

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay                    

February Wrap Up

  • 2 Stars
  • Disappointing, was expecting to love this but ended up being meh
  • Slow pacing made for a boring read
  • Told from a few perspectives and the transition from each perspective I found to be jarring

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark                                

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 5 Stars
  • Loved this helpful techniques that Roy Peter Clark provides
  • Recommend to any writers out there

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski                      

February Reading Wrap Up

  • 1 Star
  • Audiobook
  • I came across this book while searching for a completely different book on my overdrive app and thought hmm this might be interesting, boy was I wrong
  • It started out good but quickly went downhill
  • I wish I would have let myself DNF this but, no, I continued to listen to the same thing be repeated over and over.
  • Less of a science book and more self-help. Not that there is anything wrong with self-help it is just not what I was expecting and wasn’t a very good self-help.

Let me know your thoughts on these books in the comments below. I would love to discuss with you.

Bookish Matters

 

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