I am reaaallly behind this month. But I have been sick for over a week now, and finally getting my life back on track. So here are the books I read during February!
As I’m still slightly traumatized by the death of Carrie Fisher, I’ve been working my way through all of her books. This book was, as usual, hilarious. However, it wasn’t on the same level as Wishful Drinking or The Princess Diarist. But it’s still Carrie Fisher, and everything written completely witty.
This is by no means highbrow literature. The Royal We is a fictional book inspired by the romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton. And honestly, I really enjoyed it. A lot of it is completely unbelievable, and the characters were not realistic, but if you’re looking for a fun, light read, this is a great choice.
Being a third party observer of the current political climate in the states, I have been truly fascinated in learning how they arrived at this point. While it should be obvious from the name that this is not a neutral account of the 2016 election, it still provided great insight into how Donald Trump ended up President, and the role the media played in the election. The author is clever, although rather ruthless at times, and I really enjoyed this book.
Favourite book I read this month by far. Nora Mcinerny Purmort lost her father, her husband, and had a miscarriage all within a few weeks. Sounds super depressing and like something you may want to avoid at all costs? WRONG. Nora is a delight. She is so clever and funny and insightful. I laughed out loud on multiple occasions. Despite the tragic premise, this book was completely relatable. Please, do yourself a favour and read it NOW.
My feelings about this book are mixed. I read this book because my mother was intrigued by it but was concerned it would be too upsetting for her (this is normal, to sensor books for your mother, right?). Turns out, it is waaaaaaay to upsetting. I have ready many historical fiction books taking place in World War II, and this one is the most graphic by far. However, the writing is beautiful, the plot is unlike any other World War II book, and the author creates the most vivid picture (which is perhaps why I struggled so much with the more graphic bits). So not exactly my cup of tea, but a wonderful book nonetheless.
What are you reading right now?