February was a decent month for reading, but if I don’t up my game in March I’ll be behind again. For what it’s worth, my currently reading stack is mountainous, so there’s a good chance that I’ll finish a few things and be ahead in March. Such is the ebb and flow of the reading life…
Anyways, I read 8 books in February–4 less than my January count. February is a short month, but not that short, ha. There’s no good excuse either. I started a few new things, but just wasn’t as focused as I needed to be.
- Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis ~ This was a re-read. It is such a fun experience to share these books that I loved as a child with my children, and The Chronicles of Narnia are some of my favorites to relive.
- The Pearl that Broke It’s Shell by Nadia Hashimi ~ This one was tough mentally, but it was an excellent read, and great exercise for my sometimes too comfortable reading life. If you’re looking for an immersive book about a very different lifestyle and culture, I highly recommend this. It was riveting.
- Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide by Rebecca Eanes ~ This was definitely the best parenting book I’ve read in quite some time. So much of what Eanes writes made so much sense to me and really changed how I relate to my kids.
- Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott ~ There were some good tips in here, and I definitely came away with some pointers for things that I’d like to change in my attitude and bearing. Some of it was lost on me though. For example, I don’t want to wear the same clothes I wear to go out when I’m relaxing at home. I just don’t. Sometimes I want to put on my pajamas when I’m finished in the kitchen and lounge for the rest of the night. I’m just saying. It’s not that I value being comfortable over being classy all the time… but definitely some of the time. Ha!
- Better Together by Pam Barnhill ~ This book about implementing a “Morning Time” gathering as an element in the school day was a wealth of ideas. We already do a morning time gathering, but this book gave me some new ideas and vision for going forward as the kids get older.
- Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery ~ This was a quick, light read. It is apparently the fourth book in a series, but it was definitely stand alone. I wouldn’t have even known it was a series book if I hadn’t looked at Goodreads.
- The Light over London by Julia Kelly ~ Definitely my favorite new fiction read of the month. This book is just my cup of tea–dual timelines, World War II, mysteries. Doesn’t get much better than that.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling ~ Another reread. I reread these every year or two, but this time has been especially fun because Sophia is a lot more interested in the story. We had a few good rants about Umbridge together this time.
So there it is. What I read in February. My goal for March is to not fall behind, so I have to read at least ten books. We’re moving this month, so it could get a bit hairy. Hopefully audiobooks while I’m packing and cleaning will help me out…
What was your favorite book of February? Let me know in the comments!