A bit of a late update this month unfortunately, I’ve just not had a chance to sit down with the laptop and get this post written. But better late than never, so here we are!
February was an absolute stellar month for me in terms of what I was reading – I loved literally every single book I got through and I 100% recommend you all give them a go because I devoured every last word of them.
If you want to buy any of these yourself (or any others I’ve written about this year) I’ve listed them over on my Amazon storefront to make it easier for you to find them. FYI, These are affiliate links so if you go through to purchase them via my shop I’ll make a teeny tiny little commission.
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He Will Find You by Diane Jeffrey
Kaitlyn has a one-night stand with an old school friend and falls pregnant. Feelling like her life was stuck in a rut anyway, she leaves her partner and the life they had built together, and moves to the Lake District to begin a new life with the father of her child. But soon after arriving she realises the grass isn’t greener on the other side and she might just have made a big mistake.
I loved every single second I spent reading this book and found myself really intensely disliking the main male character. I would find myself rolling my eyes at his behaviour and wanting to reach into the pages to shake some sense into Kaitlyn as she let love and her own pride stop her from leaving him. A really great book with a few twists and turns along the way and the final few chapters had my heart in my throat with tension!
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Korede’s sister has a nasty habit of ending dates with a dead man on her hands and Korede always helps covers for her, but when she begins dating the man Korede is in love with she has to decide where her loyalty lies. Does she choose her sister or the man of her dreams?
This book was recommended to me by so many people and I can see why! It was a completely different tale to anything I’ve ever read before and presents us with the dilemma between the different kinds of love (familial or romantic) and the battle between wanting to protect someone and doing what is right.
The Whisper Man by Alex North
I absolutely LOVED this book! In fact, I think it’s my favourite book I’ve read so far this year! A tale of lost love, starting again and long-lost skeletons returning from the closet they had been firmly locked in, all with a potential serial killer lurking in the background.
I couldn’t wait for my commute to and from work each day so I could read more of this and I’ve told everyone and anyone that will listen that they need to read this – so, YOU NEED TO READ IT! The characters were so real and vibrant that I can definitely see this working as a film or drama series on the TV. Alex has another book coming out soon so I’ll be getting that as soon as I can!
The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy
I loved this. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it! Following the story of Harriet in modern day Paris and her grandmother, Claire, in the very same place during the war, this story walks us through Harriet’s discovery of everything that happened to Claire and how that has affected her own life throughout the years as a result.
This book is absolutely beautiful and moved me almost to tears at some points as it tells the story of life, love and friendship during the war and Nazi Occupation. The pain, loss and strength of those who were captured is told so respectfully and the characters all came to life, with their own pain and heartache jumping right off the page and into me. You have GOT to read this, it’s incredible.
We Were Liars by Emily Lockhart
Cadence has lived a relatively blessed life, spending every summer on the island her grandparents own surrounded by her cousins and her first love, Gad, playing on the beach, swimming in the sea and having adventures. But then she has an accident she doesn’t really remember and everything changes, but why? What happened to her and why won’t anybody speak to her about it?
The ending of this book literally made my jaw drop. Like nothing else I’ve ever read, it had me glued to it from the first page to the last. I felt every single emotion of Cadence’s and the twist was so unexpected that I couldn’t stop thinking about it afterwards. I immediately gave my copy of the book to my best friend to read when I finished – I want everyone to read it!
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Like I said; such a good month on my reading list! I’m ahead of schedule for my Goodreads Challenge too, which is nice to see as I didn’t quite manage my goal last year
I’ll be back soon to tell you what I’ve been reading in March. In the meantime, let me know if you give any of these a go and what you think of them – and any recommendations too! I’m always looking for more to add to my To Be Read list!
Happy reading gang!