February Reads

Welcome to my review of what I read this month. Please lower your expectations regarding the quality of the books I chose this month.

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone. This book, by the woman who wrote the incredible Dear Martin, is a middle school novel about a kid and grandma who take an impromptu road trip. Over the course of the trip the grandson realizes things are not as they seem. This book handles tackles race in a way that would be great for kids. I really like this book, even though I’m not in any way in the target age group for it. I give this book three out of five stars.

There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge) by Linda Åkeson McGurk. I love this book. I feel like it was written for me. I hike in the snow with the kids. I’m going to buy rain gear. I want to get outside as much as possible. This book made me feel less alone in that endeavor. I give this book five out of five stars.

Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas. An uptight rule follower finds a planner (diary) filled out in detail for the year. He starts living life according to the journal. His life changes. It sounds silly when I describe it, but by gosh this book was enjoyable. I give this book three out of five stars.

Doctor Dearest by RS Grey. This is a new release by my guilty pleasure author. It is a romance novel that is mindless. I give the book two out of five stars.

My goal for March is to read more real books.

16 thoughts on “February Reads

  1. I’m back to the Phillipa Gregory books. Right now I’m reading The Red Queen. The protagonist is not likable. I don’t think the author likes her, either. It makes me irritable but I keep on reading it! 😂

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  2. All books are real books! If you enjoy reading them, there should be no guilt. Nic Stone is coming to a lit festival this summer and I think I’m going to go, partly for her because I loved Dear Martin. And the Perfect Year book sounds good! I’ll have to check it out.

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      1. I can’t talk – I haven’t read anything other than cozy murder mysteries and Rivers of London novels in months. So you are well ahead of me on the serious reads fronts!


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