Spring is one of my favorite times of the year; the sunshine, the flowers, the birds chirping. It always feels like new beginnings and a time for growth. I can’t believe it’s already March, though! 2020 is zipping, and I think it’s because I only have 8 short weeks left in my graduate program! Wowza, time flies.
So, literally two days ago I shared on my Instagram that I was nervous because we only had two days left of February and I had only finished one book for the month. I was super slow at reading last month and I’m actually really happy I finished three novels. My reading speed fluctuates between incredibly slow or shockingly fast, and last month it was s-l-o-w.
That being said, I did get two of the three books crossed off my TBR for last month! Yay! I’ve been thinking a lot about how I get so worked up with ARCs and timelines that it kind of takes the fun out of it for me, so I’m trying to be more lax about what I read and when. I’ll probably stop requesting ARCs or accepting them unless it’s a book I’m really interested in. I’ll discuss this more in my monthly TBR, I think. For now, let’s talk about what I read last month!
1) Ninth House
This book took me forever to finish. It was slow paced and heavy and just a touch confusing at times. I sat on my review for this for a hot minute and changed it from a 4-star to a 3-star, and I talk more about it in my review. Ninth House isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. It was interesting and really in depth, it was just…. nothing I connected with.
Read more of my thoughts in my review, here!
A gift from my friends at Kensington Publishing, Cobblered to Death is the first in a new cozy mystery series about a cooking show host, Courtney Archer. I’ve never read anything by this author and hadn’t really read any cozies centered around this area (TV/cooking shows), so I was really interested in it. It did not disappoint! It was so fun and really well written, not to mention the mystery was as juicy as a well cooked chicken. Get what I tried to do there? *wink wink*
No review here yet, but I’m working on it! Check back!
3) The Invited
I’ve been on a ghost kick recently so I decided to check this out from my library as an audiobook and I am so happy I did! It has all those classical horror/ghost story elements that I love and wanted, plus it was just a damn good story. I was guessing right up until the end (for the most part). While it did have all those things I wanted, I thought it was a really fresh take on the modern haunted house story we hear constantly. It was my first Jennifer McMahon book, but it won’t be my last!
No review for this yet, but I’m working on it! Check back!
For only having one book finished like three days ago, I think I did damn well for February! I’ve been listening to so many audiobooks so far this year (4 so far!) and I’m really enjoying them. I’m on a podcast kick right now, so I probably won’t listen to another for a while, but I do have some library holds I’m waiting on, so who knows!
The only book I didn’t get to was an ARC for February 4th, Behind Every Lie. I started it and then my hold for Ninth House came in and I put it aside, but I’m not really in the mood for it, honestly. I missed another February ARC, Mermaid Inn, but, again, I’m not in the mood for that either. So I’m gonna keep it moving. My Netgalley rate is still 76% so I can afford to skip a few!
Check back in a few days for my TBR for March! Tell me, what did you read and love in February?