February 2021 was a decent month for me reading wise. I finished seven books with one as a DNF.
First was The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson. This was my Book of the Month selection for February and I really knew nothing about it before I selected it. And I’m so glad I did. Normally I give books away when I’m done but I’m keeping this one. It is the kind of book that everyone who reads it is going to take something different away from. And I can’t believe it’s a debut. 4.5/5 stars
The Lake by Natasha Preston. I received this one as an ARC from Netgalley and while I most of the time like YA, I did not like this one. It was boring. So I quit. I kind of feel guilty about it but life’s too short to read books you don’t connect with so I didn’t let it slow me down. Strangely enough, the author has a huge backlist.. maybe she’s self published? Or maybe I’m just not the target audience for this one. DNF.
The Office: The untold story of the .. blah blah blah by Andy Greene. I had checked this one out from the library. And then I just purchased it. I love this kind of book.. you know the kind where you get to read some of the dirt? Yeah.. so, if you like The Office, get your hands on this one. 4.5/5
The Push by Audrey Audrain. I had to see what all the buzz was about with this one. And whoa is it ever buzzy. The chapters are short so it’s so easy to read “just one more.” And the story is so compelling. It’s a thriller, sure. But it’s also a kind of commentary about the type of society that we’ve become for moms. Where every little moment should be cherished and where we’re crappy moms if our kids aren’t eating organic and taking every class. It was a shocker for sure and I devoured it. 4/5 stars
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva. I loved this book the first time I read it. I bought a copy from thriftbooks. I reread it. I loved it again. This is a genre bending novel that just had me going and going. I wish she’d write a sequel. 5/5
Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva. This one publishes March 2. I am firmly in this authors fan club. This book centers around Linda, who is also known as #clonegirl. Her older sister died in a tragic accident so Linda and her twin were conceived to replace her. It took me a bit to get into but once I started I couldn’t stop. 4/5 stars
Greenlights by Matthew McConaghey. The best parts of this one are the stories. Like the story of “alright, alright, alright.” And how he was arrested while playing the bongos naked in his RV. I could have done without the premonitions included about his wet dreams and I skimmed all the poetry. I never was a huge McConaghey fan but this one didn’t take me long to read. 3/5 stars.
Year One, Nora Roberts. I can’t believe I’m 43 years old and that this is the first Nora Roberts novel I’ve ever read. I liked the escape from the novel virus a whole lot more than the descent into magical powers. But I got invested in the characters and tore through this one in 2 days. I’m glad I’m late to the game with this one because once I finished, I immediately started the second novel. 4/5 stars
That’s it for me! Are any of my reads on your list? Have I enticed you to read any of them? Let me know!