February was a very productive month for me. I was fortunate to spend a lot of the month in sunny Arizona visiting family. The sunshine must have given me a burst of energy because I got a ton of writing done. While writing was great, it didn’t leave me as much room for reading as I would have liked. But I did manage to sneak in a few new reads, including my book bucket list pick for February. Today I’d like to recap my February hits and misses and share my reading plans for March.
Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster
I kicked off the month of February with this debut fantasy novel for young adults from Elizabeth Foster. I loved Esme’s Wish! It was filled with wonderful world-building, imagination, and originality. Esme is a teenage girl whose mother is presumed dead, lost at sea. Esme doesn’t believe it and is determined to find out what really happened to her mother. After objecting at her father’s wedding, Esme sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. If you missed my review, you can read it here.
The Italian Party by Christina Lynch
Unfortunately, The Italian Party was a miss for me. I was really intrigued by the synopsis of this book. But the writing style just didn’t mesh well with my tastes. I couldn’t get into the story and it ended up being my first, and hopefully last, DNF (did not finish) of 2018. If you missed my review, you can read it here.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
A Wrinkle in Time was my book bucket list pick for February. If you need a refresher on what exactly my book bucket list is, you can read my post from earlier this year here. If you want a recap of what I consider to be one of the greatest science fiction fantasy novels for young readers, you can read my review of A Wrinkle in Time here.
Reading plans for March:
I am very excited to read and review My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel. As a kid, I loved “choose your own adventure” books. Well now there’s one for adults! I can’t wait to start this novel and choose the main character’s path as I go. Be on the lookout for my review! My Book Bucket List pick for March is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I have wanted to read this book for years, and I am so excited to finally set aside time to do so. So far, these two are the only reads I have lined up for March. This is actually a great thing since I love impromptu reads. I love browsing the library or bookstore and happening upon a book that I decide to pick up and find that I can’t put down. I do have some advance reader copies that I’m excited to read, but they release in Spring so my reviews will post around April.
What are your reading plans for March? Is anyone planning a spring break trip to the beach? Don’t forget sunscreen and a good book or two! And then please share your pics and reviews with us on the blog or social media pages.
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