The Books I Read In February

Monday, March 11, 2019

I started out the year strong with four books read in January (it was a looooong month, after all). But in February things slowed down a bit, and I was able to make it through only two books. But they were good books, and one of them was rather long at over 400 pages. When the book is a printed version and not an ebook, it tends to take me a bit longer to read it since I don't take it to gym with me to read while on the treadmill the way I do with my ebooks.

Here are the two books I read in February:

Ask Again Later by Jill A. Davis      3.5/5 stars
I actually really liked this book despite all the mediocre reviews it has on Goodreads. Many who reviewed it said they couldn't relate the the protagonist (Emily). But I found her to be very real and very refreshing. Basically, Emily quits her job as a lawyer and breaks up with her boyfriend after her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. She rallies by her mother's side during her lumpectomy and recovery and in the process learns a lot about herself and the paths she has chosen and decisions she has made (many of which were done to pacify others rather than herself). In the end, Emily does what she wants and finally finds happiness, as she defines it for herself.

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand      4.5/5 stars
If you are fan of Hilderbrand's books, you'll enjoy this book about identical twin sisters who are merely identical in physical features only. Set on both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Hilderbrand's trademark settings, you'll feel as if you are on the islands and part of the action. This story of love, family, loss, and reconciliation is heartwarming and tender. You'll be rooting for the twins just a few pages in.

Have you read any good books lately? I'd love to know. Leave a comment with your book recs. Thanks!

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