We’re almost halfway through the month of February already and it honestly feels as though I’ve blinked and the month is over and done with. January was a pretty good reading month and I’m well on my way to meeting my end of year goal of reading 52 books. As was the case last month, I have more than enough books on my list to get through this month and while I doubt I’ll get through them all – I’m not a miracle worker- I do hope that I’ll be able to make some sort of dent in this pile of reads. The vast majority of the books in this pile were sent to me for review and I’m more than thrilled to have received them. As always, my thoughts about whatever I have been gifted remain my own and I will always speak truthfully about books that I have received. So here goes.. my February reading list.
A couple of the books on this list are actually books that I’ve already finished and reviewed, so I think the obvious thing to do is to start with those ones. The start of the year always seems to bring about a Jane Harper release and this year was no different, with her most recent book The Lost Man being on my list of blog tours for the month. Jane Harper has a skill with words that I’ve struggled to find in other authors – her storytelling is spectacular and the tales she tells are always suspenseful, intriguing and ridiculously good. The Lost Man was absolutely no different – you can read all about my thoughts on this one here. I was also a part of the tour for The Glass Woman at this start of this month! Unfortunately, the postal service decided that delivering my copy of the book was a big ask and it only arrived on the day of the tour itself – I have started reading and plan on going back to the review to update it as and when I’ve finished. No one likes signing up to a tour and having to let people down so I wrote as well as I could about a book that I have been longing to read for a while now!
The end of the month brings about the tour for Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood. This is a book I’ve just recently started and I’m excited to see where it goes. I absolutely loved My Sister’s Bones by Nuala so I have high expectations for this one as well! The story follows Maggie and the aftermath of her daughter’s death in an accident. Waking up from the coma she has been in for the last ten weeks, she discovers that not only has her 10 year old daughter died, but her husband has gone missing and left her with absolutely nothing. There’s sure to be more than meets the eye with this one and I’m excited to see what exactly that is. An exciting addition to my February reading list.
C. L. Taylor and her books have become a bit of a staple in my life – I am always looking out for news of new releases so getting an email from her publishers, inviting me to be a part of the tour for her future release Sleep in April. I have quite a busy reading schedule over the next few months, with lots of tours coming up, so I thought I’d get a headstart on this and give Sleep a go this month- with the excitement I have about reading it, it really didn’t take all that much persuasion. Another book tour coming up at the end of this month is the tour for The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson; this book is a bit different to the books that I normally write about on my blog, being Historical Fiction, but in reality Historical Fiction is one of my favourite and most read genres. This one follows real life stories of women living in the Blitz, which is exactly my cup of tea. I received a copy of M for Mammy in the post, spontaneously, from the publishers a few months ago and haven’t had a chance to get around to it just yet. It looks incredibly intriguing, however, I must admit I know absolutely nothing about it – something I actually enjoy, as I’m going to be going into the book completely blind. The final book sent to me as an advanced reader copy (although it has now been published) is Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan. I read and loved The Keeper of Lost Things, even including it in my Top 10 Books of 2017, and I am more than excited to read another book by Ruth.
The final book on my reading list for the month is one that I actually purchased for myself. I was brought up, for a while, in East Lancashire – the home of the Pendle Witches. The Familiars is set in East Lancs and focuses on the stories of the women who were accused of being witches in the 1600s. Being familiar with the setting, I’m excited to see where Stacey Halls will go with the story.
What is on your February reading list?