We’re already two months into the year! I can’t believe how quickly this year is going already. With that I’ve read 3 books this month! Yay! I’m so happy with how much I’ve been reading since I’ve changed my reading goals for this year. I’ve been much happier with how I’ve been reading, and with what I’ve been reading. I feel so much more relaxed now, and hope this keeps going for rest of the year. Although I didn’t end up reading as much as I could have this month, I still think it’s a good amount for when life gets a busy.
Here is what I read in February:
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 3/5
This book was hard to start. I never really got into it until halfway through the book. The novel centres around two very unlikable characters, so I think maybe that’s why it was hard for me to get fully immersed in it. I think the plot, and the twists within the novel, are excellent but it was hard to read when the two main protagonists are so unlikable. And, I don’t mean unlikable but super interesting. They were unlikable and kinda boring. That’s why I gave it a 3/5. I think if the characters had a few redeemable qualities, or had a bit more variety to them, I would have given it maybe a 4/5.
There Was A Country by Chinua Achebe 5/5
This novel centred around the Nigerian and Biafran Civil War. Before reading this novel, I knew nothing about this war, nor the impact it made on African Literature. Achebe also includes his own prose, and personal stories within the context of this war. I found the memoir very informative, and personal. I really enjoyed it.
Mr. Penumbra;s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 3.5/5
I have to say, this novel was one that I couldn’t predict anything that was going to happen. I really liked that. I will post a full out review for the book later in March, so I’ll go into more detail about my likes and dislikes then.
What did you read in February?