Today I am going to be sharing with you the books which I have read in the month of February. For some reason with it been a couple of days shorter it seems to have really effected me. I had 6 nights of solo parenting this month which meant that I would curl up with a book and try and get more read. I managed to finish two books this month including the one I had started last month and make a great dent in a third. Before, I know it I will be allowed to purchase some new books for my collection at the moment I am trying to reduce it. Joe has set me a storage limit for books and currently I am over it. So no new books come in until it has gone down a bit. Anyway on to the books which I have been reading in the month of February.
The Wedding Diaries- Sam Binnie 2/5 Stars
Plot– Kiki Carlow, junior editor at Polka Dot Books is over the moon when her boyfriend, Thom, proposes. Kiki knows nothing about weddings – but it’s a world she’ll have to get used to, both for herself, and for Jacki Jones, the wealthy popstar/actress whose glitzy wedding book she’s just been given to work on at Polka Dot.
My Thoughts- This book actually took me 4 weeks to read. This shows that I was not that bothered about finding out what was going to happen at the end of the book. For me full of cliches, nothing more. And actually it was so predictable, crazy bride to be, thinking just about the wedding. Of course, she forgets what is actually important to her when it comes to the wedding. I am glad she has to calm down at the end. This book is an OK one if you see it in a charity shop or something and are looking for a summer read. I would not run out and try and get your hands on a copy of this book though.
To My Best Friends- Sam Baker 4/5 Stars
Plot- Nicci Morrison was always the first of her friends to do everything – but she wasn’t meant to be the first to die. Nicci has one last chance to make a difference before she leaves – by leaving letters bequeathing her most treasured possessions to her closest girl friends.
My Thoughts- This is a book which is not like anything I have read before. This is not bad either because it meant I did not know what to really expect from this book. We find out early on Nicci is on her death bed . Her three friends are Mona, the young single Mum who struggles with commitment. Jo who is stepmother to her husbands kids but struggles to conceive her own, and Lizzie who is very unhappily married. Nicci writes letters to them to be opened after her death and we follow the repercussions of these letters. For sure there, was some elements which I did not see coming. This is something which you could see elements of actually happening in real life. This book almost did make me cry. I for sure would recommend this book, I am also going to be on the hunt for more Sam Baker books as this is one which I very much enjoyed.
What have you been reading recently? I would love to know as I am always looking for recommendations of new books.