Looking back, February was a GREAT month for reading. I read some fantastic books this month, including two terrific memoirs. Let’s take a look!
- The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis. 5/5 Stairs. While there is a mystery to solve with the rare books going missing, the bulk of this story features two strong, independent women who both are working to find their place in the world. And the New York Public Library was the perfect setting.
- Finding Freedom by Erin French. 5/5 Stairs. Ultimately, this inspiring memoir is one of resilience and hope.
- Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. 5/5 Stairs. I highly, highly recommend you listen to this memoir. It is so fun to hear Matthew McConaughey’s cadence as he reads his writings, poetry, and musings, and his laughter as he tells his personal stories and anecdotes. Alright, alright, alright.
- The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. 4/5 Stairs. A modern retelling of Jane Eyre.
- Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser. 4/5 Stairs. Told from the perspective of three different characters, a good read about relationships and the consequences of our choices, with a little mystery thrown in.
- Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde. 3/5 Stairs. I enjoyed the takes on the fairy tale characters, and I think this first book sets up for some potentially good storylines in future books with these characters.
- The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin. 3/5 Stairs. This book explores what happens AFTER the fairy tale ends…What does happily ever after actually look like?
- Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie. 2.5/5 Stairs. I wanted to love this collection of short stories; I enjoyed a few, but most were just not my cuppa.
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February was full of so many great reads! What was your favorite February read? What should I read in March? Let me know in the comments below!