February Reads and March Book Goals

Welcome to March! Spring is coming. Perhaps with the warm weather I’ll get back to reading more. This month I only read four books.

Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds 2: Still Living the Dream in Rural Ireland by Nick Albert. Did I like his first book? No. Is this book available with kindle unlimited? Yes. This book was fine; it isn’t worth picking up if you want to read a good book, but if you like to read mindless things before bed this works. I give this book two out of five stars.

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. This book is about a woman who visits Cuba to spread her grandmother’s ashes. Along the way there is romance, secrets are revealed, and I fell in love with several characters. This book was a fun read that taught me a lot about the Cuban Revolution. There is a sequel to this novel coming out in a few months and I’ve already reserved it at my library. I give this book four out of five stars.

You’ve Been So Lucky Already by Alethea Black. This memoir is not a delightful romp. It is the story of the death of her father, depression, and a mysterious illness that doctors claimed was in her head. She’s had a hard life. I would not recommend reading this book in the midst of the coldest winter in years. I give this book two out of five stars.

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles. This novel is about a Russian Count who is sentenced by a Bolshevik communal to live out his days under house arrest in the grand hotel currently resides in. This book follows the Count over his over thirty years of house arrest. I had a hard time with this book. It was interesting. It was well written. It never pulled me in. I never felt the pull of another chapter after reading one. I liked the book, but I didn’t love it.  I give this book three out of five stars.

This month I’m going with lighter books. I haven’t been as interested in reading lately, so I’ve pulled out the serious books from my to read pile and I’m embracing fun books. I’m hoping to read more books this month, as the stacks on my nightstand are getting out of control.20190301_2013407662586652260424968.jpg

If you have any book recommendations that are mindless and fun send them my way.

3 thoughts on “February Reads and March Book Goals

  1. Glad you read A Gentleman in Moscow–now I don’t think I need to. I really enjoyed his other book so I wondered about this one, but it just doesn’t sound like my kind of thing. I’ll be eager to see how you like On the Come Up. Did you read The Hate U Give? I loved it!

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    1. I loved The Hate U Give, so I have high expectations for On The Come Up. I really wanted to love A Gentleman In Moscow. I was so confused at the end I had to go to Good Reads just to figure out if it ended the way I thought it did. I’ve never had that happen before.

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