Thursday, March 03, 2016

Sophie's Book Corner - February

I can't believe another month has passed, and I'm more or less on track with my reading goal for the year! I read some great books in February, and actually read 5 as opposed to 4, although two were quick reads, so I thought I should read both. I've also been keeping up with my goodreads account, so if you're on there feel free to add me!

Here's what I read in February:

When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid

I actually got this book from the lovely team at Little, Brown Books back in December, for my Christmas book gift list, and was yet to pick it up. I love reading YA, and it was really great to see a YA book tackling LGBTQ+ topics, but I didn't get on too well with this book. I'm not sure if it was just not my style, but I found it hard to read and had to push myself to finish it. It had some great bits, but overall I wasn't a huge fan.

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

So I'd never read a Mary Poppins book before this year, shocking I know! I was actually watching Saving Mr Banks again at the start of the month, and it made me want to read the original story. I absolutely loved the book, however it was difficult to imagine it being any differently than the Disney movie that I love.

Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes

Now I actually picked this book up at a Waterstones event, where I met the delightful Marian Keyes and she signed my book. I absolutely adored this book, which is more auto-biographical than Marian's usual work. The book itself is made up of a large collection of essays, and just like when I read The Opposite of Loneliness last month, I loved this structure as the essays were extremely easy to read on my commute. The book was wonderful, and full of humour and wit that had me laughing out loud at times. I also really loved the cover, which just so happens to match my new room colours!

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Now as the Marian Keyes book was a little longer than the books I usually read, I decided to squeeze a couple of quick reads in as my fourth and fifth books of the month. The first up was Rainbow Rowell's Kindred Spirits, which was released for World Book Day. Although it was targeted at teenagers, I loved this quick story and it was full of Rowell's wonderful writing, just like in Fangirl and Eleanor & Park. It was extremely relevant, with a focus on the new Star Wars movie (it made me actually want to watch them!) and it was just a great quick read. I loved it, and even picked one up to send to Kelsey as I know she'll love it too!

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes

I've shouted about my love for Jojo Moyes a lot on this blog already, and have been meaning to pick up Paris for One for a while now. I absolutely loved this quick read, and it was no different in quality to Jojo's other books. It made me want to go for an impulsive trip to Paris, and was just such a sweet story. It definitely made me excited to pick up another of her books in the next few months, and if you saw my last book haul you'll know I've got another two on my to-read shelf!

Those were the five books I read in February. If you've got any recommendations of what I should read next, let me know!

Sophie x

If you liked this post you may enjoy my January Book Corner and my Would You Rather? Book Edition posts.

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