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!
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!
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.
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?