February Books

I actually caught up on reading this month since I wasn’t feeling as terrible as in January, though I’m surprised I read so much. Granted, it was all fairly light reading, but it was enjoyable.

2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – This is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I could not put it down and highly recommend it. The waiting list for it at our library is 20 people long, it’s that good. This work of nonfiction tells the story of a man named Louis Zamperini, a one time Olympic athlete and World War II soldier. His life story is amazing, but I don’t want to spoil it for you (I did that enough already for people who talked to me right after I finished it). The best part of the book was the ending, making it a million times better than I anticipated. Go get it!

3. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery – an all-time favorite that is even better as an adult.

4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin – this was our book club’s February book. I don’t recommend it, though the discussion at book club was at least on topic for a good while.

5. Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maude Montgomery

6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I recommended this series to a young lady in our church, and we were discussing them a bit and I realized how many details I missed in flying through the books the first time, so I opted to re-read them. It was still great the second time around, though not nearly so gut-wrenching.

7. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – this one was great again, too.

Read-aloud with Bud this month was On the Banks of Plumb Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We are slowly making our way through the series this year.

One Response to “February Books”

  1. mandi says:

    Oh! I’ll check #1 out. I’m reading so much nonfiction right now…I’m having a hard time getting through it all. Not story driven nonfiction either. Read #4 in college. Hmm. I tried to read it again a few years ago and it made me mad! Ha! And the Hunger Games series. You talked me into those before- and they are awesome. I’ll probably read them again too.