It seems like February drags for a lot of people, but for me, it flies by! Having great book to read definitely helps the days go by more quickly, and I had a lot of great reads this month. And now it is MARCH, and spring is almost here!
February 2022 Reads
I read nine books in February, not that anyone would know by reading this blog. One was a middle-grade book (that I cannot find for sale anymore), but I read the entire thing out loud to my daughter so it counts.
Of the books I read, eight were library books, and four of those were audiobooks (although I checked out two books in hardcover from the library because my audio holds lapsed at one point). I had one DNF this month, but that’s on me, not on the book (The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf). I started it right as things were ramping up between Russia and Ukraine, and my mind was having a rough time settling down enough to read.
📚Books I Read in February📚
Hugh Pine and the Good Place by Janwillem van de Wetering: Hugh is a porcupine who values his alone time (relatable), but somehow he’s earned a reputation as the local problem solver. When he has the chance to get away from all the pestering and questions, he jumps at it – with surprising results.
🎧One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus: Five students find themselves in detention – including notorious gossip blogger Simon. They all have things they’d rather stayed buried. But when one of them winds up dead, the rest have to decide whether their deepest secrets will prove them innocent… or make them look guilty.
🎧One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus: Someone is playing a dark game of truth or dare – take the dare, or your darkest truth will be revealed to everyone. When a dare goes horribly wrong, students have to decide what the game’s real purpose is, before anyone else winds up dead.
His & Hers by Alice Feeney: The reporter and the murder detective are covering a grisly death. A death about which they each know more than they should. Will they figure out what’s going on before the bodies stack up?
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: Nora is shocked when she is invited to Clare’s hen party – after all, they haven’t seen each other in ten years. She’s not quite sure why she agrees to attend the party in a creepy glass house deep in the woods. And when the alcohol-soaked festivities turn to murder, she can’t remember what part she played.
The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell: Teen mother Tallulah and her boyfriend leave for their first night out since their baby arrived. When they never return, Tallulah’s mother is distraught. The police run out of leads until Sophie, new to the area and curious about the case, stumbles across a clue.
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano: Someone wants Finlay’s ex-husband dead, and not just in the metaphorical sense. But can Finlay find the assassin and the person who hired the killer before the dirty job is done?
🎧The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng: Artist Kelly steps away from her best friend’s art show to use the bathroom, but when she returns, she’s no longer in Chicago, she’s no longer an artist, and nothing of her old life is the same – except her memories.
🎧Dog Park by Sofi Oksanan: Olenka is watching a family play with their dog in a park when a woman from her past sits down beside her. Olenka ruined Daria’s life… and now Daria has the power to do the same to Olenka.
📚Books I Started in February But Haven’t Finished📚
I started three books in February that I haven’t finished:
- Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver, from which I planned to read one poem daily, but instead I find that I read it sporadically, in little chunks of poems. It’s wonderful.
- The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor, which I am afraid may face the same issues as The Overnight Guest.
- And The Family Plot by Megan Collins, on audio.