For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2018

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Despite the subject matter, I found this a very easy read.  It’s the true story of Lale Sokolov – how he survived the horrors of Auschwitz and found love along the way.

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland (on the Kindle):  This was February’s Book Club choice on Radio 2’s Drive Time Show.  Again, it was an easy read and I zipped through it.  It was slightly predictable, but there were a few unexpected twists and an ending that I felt had been set up for a sequel.

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar:  I couldn’t decide if I enjoyed this or not.  I plodded through to the end, but admit to speed reading a few pages every now and again.  I didn’t warm to either of the two principle characters and found the ending entirely predictable.

Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell (on the Kindle):  I saw this recommended on Everyday Reading blog (it’s YA) and was drawn in by her great review.  I have to admit that I’m not a fan of Wuthering Heights (a battered copy of which is central to the plot) – am I allowed to say that about a novel that has long since been considered a literary classic?  Um, I just did …  Anyway, moving on, I don’t think reading Wuthering Heights needs to be a pre-requisite.  I’m about a third of the way through and keep hoping that suddenly I’ll understand why it received such a great review.

If you’ve any suggestions of what to read next, let me know via the comments section.  I have The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah ready to read on Kindle.

3 thoughts on “For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2018

  1. Always appreciate your book recommendations. I am putting together my spring reading list so I need to see if any of these titles are available at my library. Nice still life photo. Like your Kindle cover.

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  2. Lovely montage of attractive colours and contrasts in your photo! I look forward to seeing what you think of the books … It took Mary Lou’s comment to make me realise what that splendid Penguin cover was!

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  3. The Tattooist sounds intriguing! I read Kristin Hannah’s Nightingale and it was a page-turner. February was a slow read month for me after a great start to the year with 11 books in January. I’ll be re-reading A Gentleman in Moscow soon for next month’s book club – it’s a great read.

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