February. The month of love.
Or rather, the month of reading, as it
is should be known to singles drowning their loneliness in the wit and wisdom of words whilst trekking through fantasy adventurelands. (Honestly, fellow singletons, we have the better bargain.)
The books on my shelves that I want to read this month are Jane Eyre and If You Want to Write.
- No, I didn’t get If You Want to Write finished in January. The day I posted my January Wrap up I came down with a horrible sinus infection and cold and am still trying to get over it.
- This beautiful Penguin Classics edition of Jane Eyre was a birthday gift. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite stories, and I might as well throw in the greatest love story as a read for February.
I took a chance with some books and am anxious to see if they live up to expectations. Unfortunately, the books didn’t arrive in time for this post, but in the wrap up at the end of the month I’ll be sure to showcase what I’ve read. (I also made the purchases and realized I’d forgotten to add a particular book to the cart. Sigh. Matilda will have to wait until next month!)
The Remnant Chronicles (1-3)
Yes, I bought an entire trilogy. Treat yo’self.
Honestly, I’m not sure what all these books entail besides the fact I know there is a probable love triangle (of course), assassins, mystery, quests, escapes…pretty much anything you’d ask for in YA fantasy. I’ve heard the first book is laden with romance, but once you push through the final two books are phenomenal.
The main reason I went ahead and bought these books was because I heard the dialogue, especially from the main character, is exceptional (dialogue over world-building any day). I’m desperate to get lost in something fun and fantastical so hopefully these do the trick.
Mrs. Kennedy and Me
Secret Service Agent Clint Hill recounts his time serving the Kennedy family, particularly Jackie Kennedy, from the birth of a son and the death of another to the president’s assassination.
In my attempt to read more historical nonfiction/biographies, I though this would be a compelling read.
Make ‘Em Laugh : Short-Term Memories of Long-Time Friends
Singin’ in the Rain is one of my favorite musicals. I loved Debbie Reynolds, so in honor of her I bought this book, which is a collection of memories from her life and acquaintances. I think it’s a companion book to her memoir, Unsinkable, but I thought it’d still be nice to read through.
This book is set in 1877 in Arizona Territory (according to the author on Goodreads) and follows a young woman on a quest to find her father’s killer. I’ve never really read a Western before, and from what I gather in reviews, this is no light-hearted, romantic YA fiction, but a gritty, dark, true-to-times story; I can’t wait to get started.
As you see, there was no rhyme or reason to the books I purchased; I grabbed an assortment of books I’d been hearing about for ages but kept setting aside for other things. Hopefully my eagerness has built up for me to charge through these like a pig to the trough.
I split my purchase between Amazon (how I love Prime) and BookOutlet, an amazing source for discount books. (Not sponsored by either, just letting you in on the secret!)