Here's what I read in February:
I chose this book for the "pick a book written by a male author" portion of my Book Challenge. I don't know why but I just can't connect with male authors and this book was the perfect example. I loved to set up, the setting, the characters and the premise. But everything just wasn't enough for me. the emotions, the descriptions, the conversation. It was just a scratch-the-surface kind of narrative.
The Scarlet Sisters - This was a great historical read. The author did an amazing job researching the historical facts about the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business were unheard of the white male power structure of the nineteenth century. To sum it up, these women were bad asses. It was a great account but very staccato, with more of a list of facts and dates rather than a lyrical story.
Nightingale by Kristin Hannah- Read it. It's beautifully written. Reminded me of Kate Morton, whom I also love. It's as if Hannah is an artist and her words are a paintbrush that swirl a picture in your mind that awakens your imagination. France, war, love, family. Need I say more?
For March, here are some I plan on: I'm currently reading:
Also, I need some help finding my next Book Challenge book. What books did you pretend to read in high school but actually just skimmed or read SparkNotes? I'll always be looking for a book to read from 1986.
What did you read in February?