Monthly reading review – February 2021
This February I have read:
The Book of Lies (Twins Trilogy #1-3) by Ágota Kristóf ★★
The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy ★★★
Radiance (Wraith Kings book 1) by Grace Draven ★★★★★
Rafael (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter book 28) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★★
Eidolon (Wraith Kings book 2) by Grace Draven ★★★★
Master of Chains (Forgotten Realms: The Fighters #1) by Jess Lebow ★★★
MOR – Plodovi osvete by Josip Kralik ★★
1. How many books have you read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?
In February I have read seven books and made some progress with my small pile of “currently reading” books. I finished off some books I’ve been dragging on and I am generally happy with the amount of books I read in a month I decided to take it slow.
2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in February? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?
The most enjoyable book this February was Rafael (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter book 28) by Laurell K. Hamilton. I loved how many of my favorite characters got page time and I like the concept of where this long book series is going from the perspective of this book. One other book that came as a nice surprise was Radiance (Wraith Kings book 1) by Grace Draven. It was a spur of an impulse romance read I stumbled on a Goodreads recommendation list and I love it!
3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?
There were some books that were hard for me to read this month and the one that gave me most grief was The Book of Lies (Twins Trilogy #1-3) by Ágota Kristóf. As usual this was my book club pick for next month but since our book club meetings are held at the start of the month I read it in February. The topic was very heavy and I really did not like the narrative style. The other book I did not like in February was MOR – Plodovi osvete by Josip Kralik. I think I had higher expectations and I let it drag out as leftover from last year. All together it made a not so great impression on me.
4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?
My plan for February was taking it easy and trying to catch up and finish up some of the books I was in the middle of reading of. I managed to finish two of those books and made some progress with the other two I still have in my back log. With all this I read my book club assignment and even got four other books in.
5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?
I got Anita Blake Vampire Hunter book series up to date in the month the new book came out and that made me very happy. I found a new Kindle book series that caught my attention and have read two out of three books available which is great! I finally got to Forgotten Realms: The Fighters book series that has been on my shelves for a very long time now and I will have to wait for the next opportunity to get to the next book in the series.
6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?
The best book surprise for me this month was Wraith Kings book series by Grace Draven. I love how I gave it a try after finding it on some random recommendation list on Goodreads. I also love that it is an older book – it came out in 2015! My recommendation is to give new books and authors a try anytime you get the chance! Chances are you have probably never heard of Grace Draven or many other authors that write romance fantasy since there are so many of them and most don’t get the spotlight or the print book deals. Show them love by giving their books a chance and spread the word when you find a book or an author whose writing you enjoy! I hope to read the next book of the series The Ippos King (Wraith Kings book 3) by Grace Draven soon!
Final thoughts on February 2021 reading
I am glad I opted to take the time in February to slow down and reevaluate my reading goals and take some time to get my books under some semblance of control. I think this gave me some new ideas and energy to put them to work. I would have loved to have finished off at least one more back log book but I feel like I made some progress and that is what is important to me. February was an eventful reading month for me and I hope to continue to March with my vigor renewed!