Hello my fellow book lovers! I have to admit I was dreading writing this wrap-up. 2019 has been an awful reading year for me so far. I’ve been focussing a lot more on my other hobbies and honestly, I’m never in the mood to read anymore 😦
Nevertheless I did read 4 books in February, all on audiobook. I literally had to force myself to pick up a book instead of listening to another true-crime podcast.
Anyway, when you click on the book’s title, you will be brought to the Goodreads page. I will start with the books I enjoyed the least and end with the ones I liked the most.
When I found out about a Serial Killer’s Daughter, I was so excited! I love learning more about serial killers and I thought the perspective of one’s daughter would be very interesting. Unfortunately, this was mostly a boring memoir about a person who happens to be related to BTK. As a true crime lover, this didn’t deliver. Full review to come!
I love that the audiobook of Becoming is narrated by Michelle Obama herself. I learned a lot about the former first lady and I especially appreciate how honest she was about her flaws and frustrations. Full review to come!
Despite not loving the Shatter Me trilogy, a Very Large Expanse of Sea was one of my most anticipated book releases of last year. I finally picked up the audiobook and I’m glad to say this novel did not disappoint. It follows Shirin, a hijabi Muslim girl post-9/11. What surprised me the most, is that I actually liked the love interest?! I’m not a fan of romance in my books, but I was rooting for this couple. Full review to come!
Finally we have a Heart in a Body in the World, which deserves a lot more hype than it has received, in my opinion. I love hard-hitting YA contemporaries and this novel delivered. It deals with a variety of topics that ought to be discussed more often, such as toxic masculinity. You can read my full spoiler-free review here!
I didn’t blog a whole lot in February, but check out these posts if you haven’t yet, please:
- Anticipated Book Releases | March 2019
- Are AliExpress Watercolours Any Good? | Art Supply First Impressions
- I’ve Made Some Changes to My Blog | Let’s Chat
- 2019 Book Releases I’m On the Fence About | Top Ten Tuesday
Which books did you read in February?
Thank you for reading,