February review of books 

It’s been a slow month for reading, I’ve only read five books, but it’s included some very good books. Here’s my review of books for the month. 


Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

I loved this book. Sharp and funny, it’s a glimpse into living life with OCD. Not being a little tidy, but full blown people will die if I don’t do these specific things, taking over your life OCD. 1 in 4 people will have a mental illness, this is a great book to shine a light on what it’s like to live with one. 


Lie With Me Sabine Durrant

I didn’t like this book. I found the characters thoroughly unlikeable and didn’t relate to any of them. There was a twist to the tale but even this was fairly predictable. I’m not quite sure why I bothered reading to the end, at least I have a sense of completion. 


The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

Set in the hot, dusty summer of 1976, this is a lovely book. Narrated by a young girl, this book brings to life a suburban street and all the characters and intrigue within it. 

Flying The Nest- Hannah Dale

Full of beautiful pictures of young animals, with information about each species, this is a really gorgeous book. Perfect to read at this time of year, just as young animals are starting to appear in the fields and birds are starting to think about nesting. 


Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback

A murder mystery set in the wilds of rural Sweden in 1717 this noir thriller is dark and hauntingly beautiful. Slow paced, the story draws you in, hints of otherworldly sorcery, spirits of the mountain, suspicion and isolation combine to make a startling story. I really enjoyed this book.

Total for the year so far 19/100  

What have you been reading, any recommendations? 

8 thoughts on “February review of books 

    1. I hope you enjoy it, it was a little slow to get going but then I ended up loving it. I am a little younger but my husband remembers 1976 so it was a good starting point for a chat about his childhood memories of hot summer days and collecting water from stand pipes.

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  1. I’ve read The trouble with goats and sheep and yes I enjoyed it. A lot in it reminded me of my own childhood summers such a long time ago! I like the look of Wolf Winter. Currently reading a book called On The Other Side which is keeping me interested. I will let you know if its any good.

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