What I Read in February 2021
It’s that time of the month when I share what I read the week before, in this case, what I read in February 2021.
February was a short, yet long month for me. It seemed to drag on forever when I was reading, yet went by in a flash for everything else. Odd.
I did manage to read six books this month, but quite a few were less than 3-star reads so not my best reading month ever. What did you read in February? Let me know in the comments below.
Of course, I couldn’t have started my reading wrap-up without mentioning a Bridgerton book. After reading Books 1-6 of this series in January, I followed that trend by immediately throwing myself into Book 6. Book 6 follows the youngest Bridgerton, Hyacinth Bridgerton. She is definitely the most annoying and difficult of the Bridgerton children, but she’s also the more modern of the characters. I would not want to mess with her, that’s for sure. I gave this book 3.5 stars overall.
I’m sorry, but that is two months of my life I won’t get back. I wanted to love this classic-romp book from the eighties, but clearly, I am of the wrong class/era/sex to even consider this a decent read.
I’m a huge fan of the Bronte sisters, but until this month I had only ever read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I’ve tried reading Wuthering Heights many times throughout my life, from my angsty-teenage self to my early twenties and now, at 25, I’ve finally managed it! The reason I picked this up now was for one reason only: I found an audiobook that Juliet Stevenson narrated. I love her voice. She is my favourite audiobook narrator, and I’ll listen to anything she reads. The story isn’t actually that good – what you think you know about Wuthering Heights is probably wrong – Heathcliff and Cathy are in it for all of 50 pages. And how this is classed as a romance I’ll never know.
One of my Bookish Resolutions for 2021 was to read a complete series. Miraculously, I have managed that feat in less than six weeks!
This is the last book in the Bridgerton series, and follows the penultimate sibling; Gregory Bridgerton. Unlike the rest of the Bridgerton siblings, Gregory is the least discussed in any of the previous books. He’s a child for the first four reads and then he’s away for the latter three. As such, this was my least favourite of the series – which is a shame as it’s the last. It’s also the most violent! Honestly, the drama is insane – even for a regency romp! I gave this 3 stars overall.
I loved the Ella Enchanted movie growing up. In fact, I feel like I need to revisit it very soon. When I was playing The Sims 4 the other day I fancied having an audiobook in the background, and I stumbled on Ella Enchanted on Libby. I’m so glad I listened to it, as I thought it was fabulous. It’s a young adult fairytale and there are issues – think teenage romance/marriage – but it’s still sweet.
I listened to the audiobook of this satirical non-fiction, and I really didn’t enjoy it. Nels Abbey read his own audiobook, and unfortunately, since this is a difficult genre to translate to audio at the best of times, it didn’t work at all. Not to mention that the physical and digital copies of these books include a lot of data, footnotes, and grids that are not included in the audiobook – even as downloads – which made it very hard to understand. Not good.
There we go though, that’s what I read in February 2021. What did you read in February? Let me know in the comments below.