For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2018


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.

4 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.


  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!


  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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