Books I Read in February 2018

The short month + moving houses + starting a class means I didn’t have quite as much time this month to read, but I was still able to crank out 8 books, most of which I really loved! Six of the books were from the library, which I love, but means I don’t have a really cool picture for this month. Let’s dive in!

Fierce Kingdom By: Gin Phillips (4 Stars)

This book was a game changer in the world of thrillers. Imagine being in an active shooter situation. Now imagine having your four-year-old son with you; trying to keep him quiet and safe. This book was an intense page turner!

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy By: Sue Klebold (5 Stars)

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE READ THIS BOOK. This book is a memoir written by the mother of Dylan, one of the shooters in the Columbine school massacre. This book will rip your heart to shreds and offer a unique perspective on school shootings, mental health, and suicide. Sue Klebold is genuine and passionate. In today’s society this book is a must read for everyone.

Renegades By: Marissa Meyer (5 Stars)

I am obsessed with anything and everything that Marissa Meyer writes. This is her new YA book (and the start of a series). It is set in a world with superheroes and villains . I was wary of it at first because I am not the biggest superhero fan, but MAN WAS IT AWESOME.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By: Taylor Jenkins Reid (4 Stars)

An interesting and quick read with some suspense, some sophistication and a lot of class! Definitely worth the read. I enjoyed it more that I thought I would!

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim By: David Sedaris (2 Stars)

I am usually a huge fan of David Sedaris, but (in my humble opinion) this was not his best work. There were a couple of stories I found funny, but several were out of my range of humor.

Geek Love By: Katherine Dunn (4 Stars)

If you want to read a WEIRD book, this is the one for you. This is a cult classic and is truly odd — it is about a family of circus-geeks, in case you were wondering. The story is narrated by the daughter of two circus-geeks, an albino dwarf. Her parents purposely exposed her mother to harmful chemicals while she was pregnant in order to produce ‘circus-geek children.’ Fascinating! I loved parts of it but sometimes it got a little too weird for me. If you want something different, this is it.

Modern Lovers By: Emma Straub (4 Stars)

I truly enjoyed this book from start to finish. Another book that I listened too, and I would highly recommend that as your medium if you have the option. Set in modern day New York, a pair of old friends watch as their now teenage children adventure through love and life, causing the parents to reminisce and dig up some old adventures of their own.

The English Wife By: Lauren Willig (5 Stars)

A historical thriller like none you will ever read. I received this as an Advanced Reader Copy from Netgalley and it was an awesome read. I got super into the storyline and the characters, rooting for some and despising others. There was an awesome plot line and great character development (if you appreciate those types of things).

I tend to have a VERY diverse pile of books to read, from contemporary fiction to thrillers to YA superhero books, and I love them all. I hope you are able to find your next read in this list of awesome books!

Check out the other books I have read this year!

Books I Read in January 2018

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