I know we are not where we wanted to be at the beginning of 2021, but I believe my love of reading contributed to the little bit of sanity and hope I managed to hold onto in 2020.
So I have decided to be kind to myself this year and not place too much pressure on myself to meet set reading targets or publish a certain number of reviews.
As much as I can, I’m going to make 2021 about reading for the simple joy of it. I won’t stop doing blog tours, because I love how they challenge me and at least keep me focused reading when life is stressful and I am so distracted. But I will be doing less and reading more of the books on my to be read pile and gaining some more balance back in my reading world.
So here we are in 2021 and what follows are the books that I read in February 2021.
February started with yet another wonderful read from the Orenda family, Smoke Screen by Jorn Lier Hurst and Thomas Enger.
From this I read The Other Daughter by Caroline Bond. A fascinating and loving tale!
I haven’t read much non fiction lately and so I was delighted to review Botanical Curses and Poisons ~ The Shadow Lives of Plants by Fez Inkwright. Not just a fascinating read, but filled with stunning illustrations.
Then came a book that I am one hundred percent sure will feature in my list of all time favourite reads, One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin.
Deity by Matt Wesolowski is another tale in superb Six Stories series! Chilling and addictive, it really is a compelling read.
Then I dug deep into my to be read pile of books and selected White Tiger by Aravind Adiga and I loved it. It has been sat on my bookshelves for about 2 years, maybe slightly longer and it served as a good reminder to me, that I need to read books, no matter how long they have sat unread.
Then came the deeply moving and beautifully written Dog Days by Ericka Waller.
I read some stunning books this month, some of which will definitely feature in my books of the year and I am looking forward to some fabulous reads in March!