Show Us Your Books: February Edition

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Life According to Steph

There isn't a blogger I love more than Steph at Life According to Steph. This woman never runs out of interesting things to talk about, funny lists, great books and amazing recipes. She's just a great person so when she tells me to blog about the books I read last month, that's what I'm going to do, even if I am almost too late for the link up. 

Check out Steph and her co-host Jana's list of February reads too! 

Here's what I read in February: 

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby- A romp of a good read that explores the world of television when things had just started getting funny in Britain. It's the 1960s and Barbara wants to get out of her boring town. She has big dreams to become the next Lucy Ball. The story has great potential but I was pretty bored throughout the last quarter of the book. I wanted more details. 

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: 

Up Next: 

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? 


  1. Aw, thank you so much for the nice comments Jen. You're awesome!

    The Nightingale is on my list. I typically like Kristin Hannah books.

  2. I love the description you gave of Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. So poetic!!!!

  3. Because I'm a cheater, I checked out Goodreads's list of books published in 1986. LOTS of good ones and plenty that have been turned into movies so it's a two-for-one deal. I've only read like 4 on that list but I was 9 in 1986 so I give myself a pass.

    I have The Boston Girl on my list thanks to another blogger and I'm going to check out The Nightingale.

  4. I would go with the Anne Tyler next - The Boston Girl was pretty forgettable for me :( Also - I have a great 1986 book for you: The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. I reread it at the beginning of this year!

  5. Still on my Kerry Greenwood kick she is bloody marvelous, and I can't get enough of her unfortunately I am just about out of books by her but not quiet

  6. For the book I pretended to read, definitely "Animal Farm."

  7. Nightingale sounds interesting and I am a fan of Kate Morton fan so I am sure to like this one. We Are Liars is on my list to read too. I skimmed To Kill A Mockingbird in high school but glad I re-read it when I got older.

  8. You're not too late. I check the link-up often because I don't want to miss any books! I have to admit...I am immature sometimes, and I am NOT judging when I point out a typo (I have typos ALL the time), but your first book's author is listed as Nick Horny, and I think that is amazing! (I also write run-on sentences like the one before)

  9. I will add these to my list on what to buy next :)

    Meme xx

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