So February has come to an end and I am already two books behind on my Goodreads Challenge. I can't even blame it on the fact that February is the shortest month because really it was only two days shorter this year. I need to ramp up my reading for the next couple months so that I can be ahead before the warm, active summer months hit. With that said here's what I read last month.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Last month I read Pride and Prejudice for my Literary Pairings Book Club and this is the contemporary work that we paired with it. Both books address some of the same themes, that is pride, prejudice, and going against society to find ones happily ever after. If you are a Jane Austen fan (actually even if you are not) I recommend this for an enjoyable read. There was lots of humor even though the book addressed some more controversial themes.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I am a big Rainbow Rowell fan. In fact I have read all her books since discovering her in late 2014. Needless to say I was very happy when shortly after reading Fangirl I heard the news about this book. I loved reading the little snippets of Simon and Baz in Fangirl so it was great to read an entire book about them. I can't wait for what she writes next.
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
This was for the new year challenge for the Barrington Library Reads Group on Goodreads with romance being the genre for February. It is considered a historical romance with a hint of time travel (sort of). I am not a big romance novel reader and I especially don't read the bodice ripping type so I tried to find something in the genre that had a bit more substance to it. I had read one of Kearsley's books before and had really enjoyed it so decided to give this one a go.
Watermelon (Walsh Family #1) by Marian Keyes
Although technically I finished this yesterday (3/1) I am still adding to my February list as I did read most of it then. For some reason, that is beyond my grasp, this is my first Marian Keyes book even though I have know about her for some time and clearly had this on my bookshelf. My mom read it when she visited me for the holidays and thoroughly enjoyed it. This book is very funny and had me giggling a lot which I am sure had some people questioning my sanity when I read it in public. Now I want to read more of her work. I think I will try the next one about the Walsh sisters.
What have you been reading?
My goal for March is to finish six books so that I am back on track. Wish me luck!