Guess what? It’s March. Which means another month of 2018 completed and another month closer to completing my 2018 Reading Challenge.
February has been a quiet month for reading really… mainly because I got stuck reading a book I wasn’t really enjoying. It didn’t capture my imagination well.
In February, I read just 4.5 books compared with my 12 from January. I’ve still completed 16 books in 2018. According to GoodReads I’m 9 books ahead of schedule. 2018 has been a great year so far with 4808 pages read.
So, what did I read in February?
The Mists of Glen Strae (Kristin Gleeson)
30th Jan – 1st Feb
I know, I started reading The Mists of Glen Strae in January but I finished it in February so I have to count it as a February read. I fell in love with Kristin Gleeson when I read The Hostage of Glenorchy, the first in The Highland Ballad Series.
I could not stop myself when I started reading the first book and the second book was no different.
I actually interviewed Kristin last week in the lead up to the release of the third installation, The Braes of Huntly.
A Trace of Death (Blake Pierce)
1st Feb – 6th Feb
A Trace of Death is the first in the series based on Missing Persons Detective Keri Locke of the LAPD.
It’s often good to start at the beginning of a series, however, I didn’t enjoy it enough to justify reading any more in the series just yet. I should point out that there wasn’t actually a problem with the book or the writing, I just prefer the series of stories I’m already into (mainly The Highland Ballad Series and Faith Martin’s DI Greene series).
I have added the rest of the Keri Locke series to my ‘Want to Read’ GoodReads shelf though.
The Experiment of Dreams (Brandon Zenner)
6th Feb – 18th Feb
The Experiment of Dreams took me so long to read simply because I couldn’t get into it. It was hard work. It took me 6 days to read the first 35% of the book. I almost gave up… but I’m just not that type of person, I ALWAYS finish a book.
I persevered, and it took me 12 days, but I finished it. I was quite proud of that achievement. Towards the end it did get a little more interesting but I don’t think I’ll be hunting out anymore of Zenner’s books.
Strictly Murder (Lynda Wilcox)
18th Feb – 22nd Feb
Oh, I enjoyed Strictly Murder. It was just what I needed after the previous difficult read. It was quick and easy to read. I found reading in the first person difficult at first but it was pleasant enough.
I did like the heroine, Verity, and adored her boss, KD.
I probably will try out the rest of the series if the price is right.
Murder in the Mansion (Faith Martin)
22nd Feb – ongoing
I’ve had a busy week and haven’t read half as much as I would have liked so Murder in the Mansion is still being read.
It well and truly lives up to the previous 7 books in Faith’s DI Greene series. I’m hoping to finish it over the next few days.
However, I have an interview with the author herself coming up next week so keep your eye out for that.