After having a slight reading slump this month, I wasn’t sure that I’d manage to make it through a lot of books. I had set myself a TBR list but, inevitably, had to change that around to finish my monthly challenge. The plan is to finish what I didn’t read in February in March. At least there’s only 5 letters to cross off.
Number of books read: 10
Number of rereads: 0
Number of physical books: 6
Number of ebooks: 0
Number of audiobooks: 4
WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING BY ALYSSA COLE
This was a book that I started at the end of January but just didn’t finish in time. It wasn’t an easy read and ended up being pretty predictable. It’s not terrible but it did kind of big itself up by comparing itself to Get Out. If they’d just left it alone, we might be in a different position right now.
RED DWARF: INFINITY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS BY GRANT NAYLOR
I don’t remember when I bought this audiobook but it’s been sat in my Audible library for a while. I decided to finally listen to it this month to help me cross off another letter for the month. I enjoyed Chris Barrie’s narration but this book really wasn’t worth the effort. Why not just rewatch the show?
This was a super quick and super sweet book. It has the feel of a children’s fable and fairytale but it has greater depths. The book raises insights on the environment. I was pretty confident that I’d enjoy this book and it was nice to finally be right for once.
ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER BY AGATHA CHRISTIE
Since October last year, I’ve been on a bit of an Agatha Christie mission. I’m not committing to reading/rereading everything but I’m going to read as many as possible this year. It should also help me cross off a few letters for my Spell the Month challenge.
ALL MY FRIENDS ARE SUPERHEROES BY ANDREW KAUFMAN
This book was one of the rejected options for this month’s book club but it sounded too good to ignore. It sounded like such an interesting premise and so unusual. It was also a really quick and enjoyable read. It’s already leapt to the top of my favourites list and I’m planning on reading more by Andrew Kaufman.
THE UNCOMMON READER BY ALAN BENNETT
I needed a quick and comforting read to get me out of a reading slump. Who better than Alan Bennett? This book is such a cute and lovely thing to read. It’s a joyous exploration of what it means to become a reader told with Bennett’s unmistable flair. It definitely got me in a better reading mood and I’m glad I managed to fit it in.
THE PURSUIT OF LOVE BY NANCY MITFORD
This month’s book club pick was a pretty good one considering some of the ones we’ve read recently. I’ve not read enough by Nancy Mitford so I enjoyed getting the chance to do so. This is one of her most popular works and it’s easy to see why. It’s a fun and charming insight into the journey to find love.
YELLOW BY JANNI VISMAN
Another of those books that I’ve had for absolutely ages but never got round to reading. I think Amy Poehler is incredibly funny. Parks and Rec is one of my comfort shows and I think she has a brilliant sense of humour. But could that work on the page? I’m always wary when comedians write books because it’s a very different skill. After reading the first chapter, I know that this would be an audiobook kind of read. I needed Amy’s voice to bring it to life.
THE BAD BEGINNING BY LEMONY SNICKET
I needed a quick B book to finish the month and I’ve never read any of this series before. It just passed me by when I was younger but I really enjoyed the Netflix adaptation. It’s a really interesting series and I really enjoyed the interjections from the narrator. It’s a very intelligent, witty and kind of dark read for younger readers. I wish I’d read it years ago.
THE REPTILE ROOM BY LEMONY SNICKET
Of course, after reading the first book in this series, it only made sense to read the second book. Especially as it crossed off the final letter of the month. I didn’t have the audiobook for this one and got through the majority of it yesterday. There was never any doubt that I’d finish it but it was close.
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