Time to round up what I've been reading for the last month! For February I'm joining Leigh Kramer's challenge to read books that I already own…I'm notorious for ignoring the fabulous books sitting on my bookshelves and picking up shiny new ones at the library or bookstore. Once I finished up my last library stash I've been working my way through the backlog on my kindle and to-be-read shelf. And yes, I keep all the books I haven't read together on one bookshelf. #booknerd
What are you reading this month? If you're looking for inspiration, be sure to check out the Twitterature link up today on Modern Mrs. Darcy…I always find so many new books to add to my Goodreads list. Oh, and if you're a Goodreads fan too you can find me here! (
Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider
I'm sure you've seen this one all over the blogosphere this month! Tsh's message of intentionally slowing down and creating a life worth living really resonated with me. You can read my more in-depth review here. Don't wait too long to start this one-it lives up to all the hype.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
This novel tells the story of Ernest Hemingway's first wife and their years in Paris before he was a success. Their relationship was fascinating and flawed, but McLain made every moment compelling. Now I'm dying to dig in and find out more about Hadley's later life and read more by Hemingway himself, which to me is sign of a really good historical novel.
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
Half grammar how-to book, half funny diatribe about modern punctuation (or lack there of!). Sometimes hysterical, sometimes a bit slow, but a good refresher either way.
Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn
A novella prequel to Raybourn's forthcoming City of Jasmine. This one really focused on setting up the next story but had fun cameo's by some of the characters from her last novel, Spear of Summer Grass. It all centers around a spectacular New Years party in London thrown to send off the first of the World War I soldiers. Raybourn's novels are always well plotted, witty and smart with the perfect blend of mystery and romance. I'm very excited for City of Jasmine to release in March! Oh and bonus-the novella is free for the Kindle and Nook!
Up next: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart, which is book 3 in one of my favorite young adult series.
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