Well, I definitely slipped on my reading in February: I only completed two books the entire month. Luckily, I adored them both and am feeling super motivated to read more moving forward! I’m currently in the middle of several books, so I know I can get my numbers way up in March. Here’s what I did manage to read last month.
More Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin
This is the sequel to Tales of the City, the fictional San Francisco-based book I read back in January. I liked it even better than the first! It was so fun to catch up with a group of characters I already “knew,” and follow their adventures in San Francisco and around the world. I also, as you know, got to visit San Francisco last month and explore the lane that inspired these books – such a fun, unique experience! Highly recommend, as usual. Five stars
The Martian, Andy Weir
I am honestly shocked at how much I enjoyed this book. Although I love space and astronomy, I’m not a science-minded person, and I also love to have a lot of dialogue when I’m reading fiction. Because of that, reading the science journals of a person stranded alone on Mars didn’t appeal to me at all, but I wanted to give this book a shot before I watched the film. And I LOVED it! Mark Watney – the title character – has a sarcastic sense of humor that completely held my attention, and I finished the novel in four days flat. Just in time to watch the movie before the Oscars! Five stars
So, that’s it. Quality over quantity for February, but I need to step it up if I’m going to read 52 books this year! Any recommendations?