Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Rebecca Reads: February Wrap Up

At the beginning of the year, I was hesitant to make a reading goal.  I rarely have enough time to read as much as I want, so making a goal is pretty much a moot point.  Why bother, right?  Even so, I decided that three books a month might be attainable.  I made my 'goal' in January, but in February I was one book short!  I've started a couple of books and what I've read of those could be totaled up to the equivalent of a short book but... here are the books I read in February!

Rebecca Lately February Wrap Up

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

This is a young adult novel about Audrey, a girl who suffers from severe anxiety and depression following an incident at school.  Slowly, over the course of the book, she comes out of her shell because of a growing relationship with one of her brother's friends.  My full review is here.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

This is an alternate history story about what happens after Hitler wins WWII.  Yael, the main characters, survived a concentration camp experiment when she was 6 years old.  After the experiment, she could shape shift into whoever she wants.  She enters a motorcycle race to win a chance to meet Hitler, and her mission is to kill him.  My full review is here.

Current Reads

I have been bouncing around between a few books, so I thought I'd share them here!  We have a few trips in March, so hopefully I'll get some good reading time in.

Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

I am quite a fan of graphic novels.  I've eyeballed this one a few times at the store, so I was very happy when my husband bought it for me.  This is about a girl named Katie who owns a restaurant. The story starts when she's trying to open a new restaurant and is stressed about all the life decisions she has to make.  One night, she has a mysterious dream about eating a mushroom and undoing a bad decision she made.  Later, she finds the mushrooms under the floor boards of her restaurant.  Every time she makes a 'bad' decision, she eats a mushroom and the decision gets erased.  I am only part of the way through, but so far it's good.  O'Malley also wrote the Scott Pilgrim series.  I've read the first one, and it was really great.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

I've been meaning to read this for months.  We love watching the Poirot BBC series.  It ended recently, after the 25th season!  If you love murder mysteries, this will be right up your alley.  So far, the book is just as good as the show.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

This is another book that's been on my tbr list for a long time.  I was very excited to read this and get back into the Pride & Prejudice world.  It was also exciting to find out that this was made into a BBC series!  Alas, I haven't loved this book so far. It's just not as exciting as I thought it would be. It's supposed to be a Pride & Prejudice murder mystery, which sounds like it would be amazing.  I am suffering through this at the moment, because I feel like I should finish it.

I haven't decided on what I'll be reading this month.  Aside from these three current reads, I haven't put anything new in my stack.  What are you reading right now?

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