February Wrap-Up and March TBR

I’m back with another wrap up and TBR. This year is already going fast!

February was a great month for reading:

  • I read Wide Sargasso Sea for book group. But couldn’t get into Bless me Ultima–that was a hard one for our group to get excited about.  I had planned on blogging about Wide Sargasso Sea, but time got away from me. In short, I am a Jane Eyre fan and a Mr. Rochester/Jane fan. So it didn’t sit well with me. I didn’t enjoy the book and the themes it focused on. It attempts to tackle some intense and passionate subjects like race and sexuality. But I don’t think it accomplished it’s large goals.
  • I enjoyed Little House on the Prairie for the #LittleHouseRAL. I’ve also started Farmer Boy and continue to enjoy this series.
  • I made great progress on War and Peace (books 2, 3, and 4) and finished Persuasion for The Classics Club.
  • And I had a lot of fun reading Stars Above, From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star and Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters.

March is going to be another great month of reading. I may or may not have at least 5 books at my house right now from the library. It’s going to be a race to get these read!

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For book group:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein // I just have one novel this month but it’s going to be fantastic. I’ve just started and love it. Its a WWII story about a British spy who is captured and tells her story through a written confession to the Gestapo.

For the Classics Club:

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy // I continue to make good progress on this huge novel. I enjoy it overall and read a little everyday to keep my momentum!

Heidi by Johanna Spyri // I have started this darling children’s novel about a young girl living in the Alps and love its sweet innocence already.

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne // If I finish Heidi this month, my next classic is this one. I haven’t read much Verne so I am excited!

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For the Little House Read Along:

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder // This is Almanzo’s story–Laura’s future husband–and is just as darling as the other novels so far.

For Fun:

Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull // The third installment in one of my favorite fantasy series–another exciting adventure!

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis // I am almost done reading this novel out loud to my husband. We are really enjoying this classic story!

The Martian by Andy Weir // I keep hearing all sorts of things about this novel. I got it from the library this week and I am excited to read it soon.

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron // I’ve had this book recommended to me and excited to read it. It follows two stories–one of an art dealer looking for a painting of a Austrian violinist and the other of the violinist during WWII.

What are you reading this month?

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8 thoughts on “February Wrap-Up and March TBR

  1. Oh that’s sad to hear about Wide Sargasso Sea, but I’m less of a Jane Eyre fan so who knows what my thoughts will be. I’m continuing down the Madeleine L’Engle rabbit hole this month, and wrapping up Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Trilogy!

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    1. Some of my book group friends found “Sargasso” more thought provoking. But again, I think she was trying to do too much in too few pages. And my preconceived love of Jane Eyre had me going into the book skeptical. I have only read A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle–and that was years ago! I should revisit her work. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you! I do try to read some classics every month. Have you heard of The Classics Club? There’s a link on my page to my list–you pick a certain number of classics to read in 5 years. Definitely helps me stay motivated on classics! 🙂

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