A couple of factors added into the fewer amount of books I managed to finish this month: mostly a combination of different forms of isolation from Covid. This meant that I didn’t have as much time to plug in to my audiobooks which is generally how I get through as many books as I do.
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Therefore throughout Feburary, I read three books. One of them was particularly long and the other two weren’t of any special length. However, there was a bit of variety in the genres I chose to pick up. The three book covered thrillers, action thrillers and fantasy.
Keep reading on to find out my thoughts on each of the books and links to read the reviews of them as well as links to pick up your own copy from Amazon.
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
My summary of The Hunting Party: “The Hunting Party is another great novel by Lucy Foley. If you read The Guest List because of the hype around it, then I’d definitely recommend picking up The Hunting Party too. Alternatively, if you just love a good murder mystery with a slight twist in it, you can’t go wrong here either.
“With a gripping writing style and chapters that are just short enough to keep you wanting to read the next one, you won’t go wrong picking up The Hunting Party to scratch your murder mystery/thriller itch.”
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
My summary of The Bourne Identity: “The Bourne Identity is a book that had so much potential. It’s the beginning of a book trilogy that is hugely successful and has gone on to become one of the most successful film trilogies of all time too. It’s a book that I felt, as a fan of the action genre, I had to read. However, it’s also a book that I felt was very convoluted and unnecessarily long.
“Read The Bourne Identity if you have the patience and love reading deep dialogue that explores every single possible angle but avoid The Bourne Identity if you want an easy, light read that focuses more on the action and plot.”
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My summary of The Appeal: “I contended between two different ratings for A Court of Thorns and Roses, but this is what I went within the end. I think the shallowness of the main character and some of the writing and the utterly dull first half was only saved by the fantastic final third, the brilliant new villain introduced and the story actually turning away from the really boring love story that no one really cared was taking place.”
- Read my full review of A Court of Thorns and Roses here.
- Get your copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses here.
As I stated in the opening sentence, February wasn’t the best reading month for me in terms of numbers. I’m going to use the excuse that there are 2 less days in February than the other months but also I feel this isn’t really an excuse. However, the fact I was self-isolating (which really just meant working from home) for a couple of weeks was a ood excuse as it meant I wasn’t doing my usual routine of listening to audiobooks.
However, despite this I read some good books. What books did you read in February? Did you read anything that stood out to you? or have you red any of the books I read this month? If so, what did you think of them? Let me know below!