February Wrap-Up

I’m really going to have to replace that picture with something else if I keep doing these monthly posts instead. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Anywho, welcome to my February Wrap-Up! There shall be books because yes, I have been reading. I know, you are as shocked as I am. Really, with four storms in four subsequent weekends, there was very little else to do. Not that I’m complaining about the lack of socialising, you understand. I am, however, complaining about the weather! It feels like we’re stuck in a never-ending loop of Autumn. Dark, wet, miserable days. All that wind. And white fluffy crap! What the hell?! I need blue skies and sunshine!

This wrap-up is a day late as I am a little under the weather. I’ve been successfully dodging people with all various sorts of germs since before Christmas but apparently the universe decided that I was not going to get through this ridiculously mild Winter unscathed. Still, excellent timing, if I do say so myself, since it got me out of socialising yesterday. Silver lining and all that.

Other than that, February was a quiet one and yet, it flew by.

Anyway, let’s move on and see what I read.

| BOOKS I READ IN FEBRUARY |

Would you look at that? 20! I’m impressed with myself. πŸ˜‚ One or two disappointments on that list but overall, a fab month of reading.

| BOOKS I LISTENED TO IN FEBRUARY |

Yes, you are seeing this right. Audiobooks. I may have joined Audible. I don’t even recognise myself anymore.

Apple Tree Yard was okay. I didn’t particularly like the narrator so that was a bit of an issue. The story itself is incredibly slow paced, somewhat implausible at times, I thought, and it has left me with unanswered questions. But I did enjoy the premise, the bit-by-bit unraveling of the how, the what, the why and the mysterious who.

Bitter Sun, on the other hand, is absolutely brilliant! I wasn’t entirely sure it would be for me because while the synopsis grabbed my intention immediately, it’s also a coming-of-age story and I don’t usually do that well with them. But I was hooked from the start and couldn’t stop listening. The narrator’s American accent took a while to get used to (I personally prefer the British one) but it fit the story perfectly. I really, really enjoyed this one!

| BOOKS I BOUGHT IN FEBRUARY

Personally I feel that’s not too bad for an entire month πŸ€”

| BOOK POST WHAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP IN FEBRUARY |

With thanks to Orenda Books, Penguin Random House, Jane Corry and Rachael English!

| ON THE BLOG IN FEBRUARY |

Review | Rebecca Reid – Truth Hurts
Review | Claire Allan – The Liar’s Daughter
Review | Louise Beech – I Am Dust
Review | Michael Wood – The Murder House
Review | Joanna Schaffhausen – All The Best Lies
Review | Steph Broadribb – Deep Dark Night
Review | Helen Fields – Perfect Kill
Extract | Marian Womack – The Golden Key
Review | Will Shindler – The Burning Men

| COMING UP IN MARCH |

You may have noticed the lack of reviews so far this year. My reading mojo is still nowhere to be found so I’m constantly avoiding reading books I must review for one reason or another. So all I can tell you right now, looking ahead to March, is that there will be at least 3 reviews since I have 3 blog tours coming up. But other than that, I honestly have no idea.

I may need to reconsider these monthly wrap-ups. If I post weekly ones, at least the dust won’t have a chance to settle on my blog. And also, these monthly posts are a lot of work to put together! I’m exhausted! πŸ˜‚

That’s a wrap for February! Back to the sofa with a cuppa and my current book, which is A Keeper by Graham Norton, and possibly a nap. πŸ€”

Wishing you all a great week and lots of happy reading! xx

  32 comments for “February Wrap-Up

  1. March 2, 2020 at 11:43 am

    I arrived in Bordeaux last weekend and it’s been raining non-stop, so everyone is convinced it’s my fault xD I am not complaining, it’s the perfect weather to read! I hope you get better soon xx

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:18 am

      If only you really had the power to control the weather πŸ˜‚

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  2. March 2, 2020 at 11:48 am

    I loved Bitter Sun too, the audio was fabulous. Hope you enjoy A Keeper, I thought it was very good.

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:19 am

      I enjoyed A Keeper but I also found it a tad far-fetched. I much preferred his previous novel. Still, excited for October!

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  3. March 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    20 books!!!!!!!! In awe….

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  4. March 2, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Hope you enjoyed The Good People as I loved it and have been meaning to read Burial Rites ever since.

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:20 am

      I did enjoy it but not as much as Burial Rites, which I hope to read again in the next few weeks.

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  5. March 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    20 books is fantastic! I managed 16 so it must be the storms!! Hope you feel better soon and that your reading mojo comes back very soon xx

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  6. March 2, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Great book month! The weather hasn’t been great up in Scotland either and I seem to pick up every bug going.

    Happy reading!

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:23 am

      Ugh, that sucks. I do okay most of the time. It’s my ball and chain who enjoys sharing the germs πŸ˜‚

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  7. March 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    The Illness Lesson really appeals to me – although I think the gorgeous cover has a lot to do with it!

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:24 am

      The cover truly is pretty. The picture doesn’t really do it justice. Sadly, the book didn’t quite work for me. I’m still not entirely sure what it was about. 😳

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  8. March 2, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    20 books and audio’s!!!…. are you really who you say you are πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ hope you feel better soon xx

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  9. March 2, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    20 books in a month is an eye-watering amount, even with all of these storms! Several of them I hope to get to soon. Have a great March, Eva πŸ™‚

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Thanks, Stephen! It helps when you really enjoy the books, I think. I seem to fly through them. Hope you have a great March too! x

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  10. March 2, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    20 books is fantastic and I am so excited to see you diving into the world of audiobooks!
    Feel better soon! xx

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:29 am

      We’ll see how long that audiobook experience lasts πŸ˜‚

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      • March 4, 2020 at 3:50 am

        If you continue to enjoy them I love using Scribd. It is cheaper than audible. If you ever become interested, let me know and I can tell you how it works.

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  11. March 2, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Looks like a great month! And I agree, enough of this bloody weather!

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  12. March 2, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    THAT premise on the cover of the holdout just completely grabs my attention!! mostly because it’s one of my primal fears of being the only one to actively make a decision and slowly but surely realizing that it might not have been the best one also, the unseeing and the temple house vanishing have beautifully atmospheric and low-key creepy covers that make me do the *grabby hands* in my head! ps: the synopsis of the waiting rooms sounds disturbing and interesting and i just added it to my goodreads tbr (thank you for that!)!

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    • March 3, 2020 at 10:35 am

      πŸ˜‚ at the grabby hands. Good to know it’s not just me!

      Always happy to pile onto people’s TBR!

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  13. March 3, 2020 at 7:28 am

    I want a review of The Murder at the Vicarage and I’m going to throw a major tantrum if I don’t get one!

    PS By my calculations, your TBR fell by three this month – bad girl! *slaps wrist*

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  14. March 4, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Great post. I can’t believe we are into March already. I feel like I slept through the last two months. I’m sorry you’re under the weather but I hear ya when it means you can avoid socializing πŸ˜‰ I hope March is an awesome month filled with great reads!! ❀

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