Can you guys believe that tomorrow is MARCH?! This year is already flying by, I can’t believe it!
If you didn’t know, one of my goals for 2016 is to complete the 52 book challenge and read an average of one book per week. In January, I read nine books, which is outrageously high. Sadly, even with the bonus of leap day thrown in, I didn’t even come close to that in February…
This month, I read a total of four books, bringing my running total for the year to 13, so although I wasn’t reading as often in February as I did in January, I am still well ahead of my goal!
SO! Without further ado, here are the books I read in February!
- Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
This is a YA novel that takes place in New Orleans during the 1950’s. The story follows the daughter of a prostitute who has a plan to get out of the city and make a better life for herself – but instead she finds herself sucked into a murder investigation, and mystery and intrigue ensues. I flew through this one and actually really enjoyed it! It was a quick and easy read, but was very engaging and well written. I will definitely be picking up her new book, Salt to the Sea.
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
A coworker lent me two of Sedaris’s books after raving about them one day at work, and this one definitely did not disappoint! It always takes me a bit longer to read books of essays, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this one, and it actually made me laugh out loud on the bus.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
This one was a re-read for me. I first read it for a class in high school, and I really enjoyed it, and haven’t found a John Green novel that I have liked as much since. I have been in a bit of a reading slump this month and decided that this would be the perfect light read to get me out of it – and I was right! It was just as good as I remembered it being, and even though I already knew how it ended, I still couldn’t put it down.
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
I have been meaning to pick this one up for awhile. I have pondered starting a blog for years, and after finally taking the plunge and doing it, the concept of “creative living beyond fear” that Gilbert talks about in this book really appealed to me. I found this book to be extremely inspirational, informative, and fun to read. Some of her ideas may seem a bit “out there,” but they can easily be translated into something that anyone can relate to and understand. This is a book I’m going to hang on to, because I know I will need to read it again in the future for further inspiration – definitely check this one out if you need that extra push to start your next creative endeavor!
What have you guys been reading this month?