Well, we’re only a few months into the year and it has already happened – I’m in a reading slump! Not from a lack of books or good material to choose from. Simply from my inability to focus and low desire to read. It’s upsetting to me when this happens, but I’ve admittedly been pretty busy with a lot on my mind as of late, so I’m hoping I can refocus this month! For now, please enjoy this quick three-book roundup of what I read in February 2020.
What I read in February 2020
HOME WORK: A MEMOIR OF MY HOLLYWOOD YEARS by Julie Andrews
My rating & review: 3.5 stars. I absolutely adore Julie Andrews. Typically the word “magical” is what I use to describe her. Well, this memoir is far from magical. Sure, I did enjoy a lot of the Hollywood stories and all the name-dropping. But, what’s up with the dry and unemotional writing-tone?! Not at all what I was expecting. It was painfully slow and hard to get through. This book always will be special to me, though because Ryan managed to surprise me with a signed copy for Christmas!
LOVE HER OR LOSE HER (Hot & Hammered #2) by Tessa Bailey
My rating & review: 3 stars. I give the author credit for trying to navigate/discuss a marriage in trouble. There were parts of it that I found realistic and relatable, even if not executed the best. On the other hand, I really couldn’t bring myself to give two shits about Rosie and Dominic. Rosie paraded herself around all self-important, yet when confronted with her own failures and short-comings in the marriage she barely could bring herself to acknowledge that. And, Dominic … the author missed a big opportunity to dive deeper into PTSD. The sex scenes also felt forced, and there were too many of them. The premise of the next book sounds more up my alley, so I’m not going to give up on this series yet.
FIELD NOTES ON LOVE by Jennifer E. Smith
My rating & review: 4 stars. Very Y.A., but very cute! It’s one of those books/stories that just makes you smile the entire way through. Mae’s grandma and their relationship was my absolute favorite. I also loved how effortlessly Mae’s and Hugo’s lives wove together while they found themselves and ultimately each other.
Currently reading & what I plan to read in March
I’m currently a little more than halfway through The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister. It was Reese Witherspoon’s book pick for February, and so far I’m enjoying it! Reminds me a tiny bit of Where the Crawdads Sing. For the rest of March, I’m hoping to get to Open Book by Jessica Simpson, The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren and The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller.
What have you read lately?