Happy February everyone! I know we’re only a few days in, but I think this month is off to a great start. Honestly, this is a stressful month for me, so I’m trying to read as much as I can and ignore everything else. That said, this wasn’t the best reading week. I had a very busy few days, and at the end of it, I just wanted to go home and watch some TV I didn’t quite have to think about. Also, I had to finish the new Ted Bundy documentary on Netflix. And then watch The Assassination of Gianni Versace (both of which were really good). Anyway, I did finish two books this week, and started reading a few more that I’m really enjoying.
The first book I finished this week is one I’d been reading since January 1: The Essex Serpent. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It wasn’t a favorite, but I loved the writing and the atmosphere of it. I just couldn’t quite get into the story as much as I wanted to – the pacing was pretty slow. Still, I can see why so many people love this book.
Then I read Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. This is am absolutely beautiful memoir that is also pretty heartbreaking. I won’t give too much away, because I might just write a full review of this one. But I did enjoy it a lot.
Now, onto the current reads! First, because I was going through some nature/science withdrawals after finishing Plight of the Living Dead, and picked up the audiobook of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte, which I am enjoying so much. Expect a lot of science nonfiction to make my reading list this year, because I seriously can’t stop. (It’s becoming a problem.)
I also started reading Wuthering Heights with Melanie for her #CatchUpOnTheClassics readalong. This is a reread for me, but I have been meaning to reread this one for a while. So far, I’m really enjoying it! I was kind of worried I wouldn’t like it as much this time around, but I think it’s going to remain a five-star book for me.
Finally, I started The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo. I’m not very far in yet, but I have a feeling this might be a favorite. Definitely looking forward to reading more.
That’s it for this week! I’m hoping this week is a better reading week, because I have a lot of books I want/need to finish this month.
What is your first read of February?