Month in Review

How was your February? Flew by didn’t it? I was doing so well keeping up a bit more with my blog in January but have fallen a bit behind this month. I have the best of intentions but life happens. Anyway, let’s catch up on the reading month.

I completed four books again this month and still have a number in progress. The first one I finished was The Blue Window by Suzanne Berne. This was an interesting family drama about a psychologist who is trying to understand both her son and her mother. There were some parts that worked really well and others that just didn’t.

Next I finished Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Part of the reason it took me a bit to get into this one was because I had recently finished books with protagonists who also had the same names as the ones in this book. One in particular also happened to be a teenage daughter. I almost put away this book but glad I kept with it as I did end up enjoying it.

Next was State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny. I’m a fan of Louise Penny’s books but was a bit hesitant to read this one as I’m not usually a reader of political thrillers. I thought the beginning was excellent with a lot of action but then it got a bit more muddled and I had to keep a running list of characters. This proved to be a really good book for discussion with my mystery book group as we thought about what must have prompted the authors to write it and we talked about how real it could have been so a lot of fun to speculate on that.

Finally I finished The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights. I loved this book and you know I’m not usually a big fan of short stories. Many of these were set around Christmastime and historical settings as well. They featured either haunted houses, ghosts or some other supernatural elements. If you love ghost stories I highly recommend this one.

I wish I could have gotten in another book for the Japanese Literature reading challenge but at least I did read one book last month. Thank you again to Dolce Bellezza for hosting the event! I also wanted to read a book to celebrate Black History Month and did start one but will have to finish it next month (more on my current reads in another post).

I hope to get back to some Sunday Salons next month and there’s also a reading event I’m excited about. I hope you read a lot of great books this month and can’t wait to see what new books we’ll discover next month!

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