Thursday, March 2, 2017

February Book Review

So I have a confession to make...

I only read 1 1/2 books this month. Yup...I fell short of my 2 book goal. Usually I would have binge read on the last day of the month to prevent this from happening, but to tell you the truth I didn't really want to.

You see...I am growing a human and this third trimester stuff isn't easy. I am SO tired and keeping my eyes open at night (or even during the day) becomes a challenge any time I sit down to read. I had good intentions, but the only time I was able to read this month was on the treadmill...this always ensures I don't fall asleep ;) 

The bad news about that is I haven't spent as much time on the treadmill as normal...#BecauseThirdTrimester

Can I blame everything on pregnancy for the next 4 weeks? #YesICan #ThankYouVeryMuch 

Sticking with my New Year's Resolution to EMBRACE...I'm going to embrace the fact that reading was not a priority this month and that is okay. I will embrace the fact that this will likely not be the only month this year that I fall short of my goal. In about a month I will be embracing a sweet little baby boy and reading will become much less important...

The silver lining this month is that the book I did finish was pretty good...nothing spectacular, but definitely a book I was glad I read. Can you imagine if I hated it? What a waste...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18460392-all-the-bright-places

All the Bright Places was recommended to me by a friend and it honestly reminded me so much of "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Paper Towns" which makes sense because this is also a young-adult/teen fiction and it dealt with some pretty heavy topics that teens go through. This one specifically dealt with mental illness and suicide. It was a hard read at times, and pretty predictable...although I hoped with all my heart I was wrong when I predicted the ending. I don't think I can blame the treadmill tears on pregnancy with this one...I rated it 4/5 on Goodreads because while I enjoyed the book it didn't really WOW me and I am trying to save my 5 star ratings for those books I REALLY love :)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1373381.The_Ship_of_Brides

I am currently about half-way through this book and in true JoJo Moyes fashion she has pulled me in and I want nothing more than to be able to stay awake to read this book! Historical fiction is my book love language and this time period/circumstance has me very intrigued. I had some trouble in the beginning keeping all the characters and story-lines straight, but after I stopped trying to figure every little detail out along the way it was easier to keep straight and much more enjoyable.

Spring Break is coming up and I have 2 books that I have had on hold become available so I am hoping to get in some quality reading time in the sunroom over break. This will be my last school break sans baby, so I plan to take it easy and make it all about the "me time" as possible!

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