Books I Read in February

I’m attempting to read 52 books in 2016 and I was off to a strong start in January, when I read seven books. And then February happened – wah wah. Let’s just say that it wasn’t my most productive month in terms of novel reading, and I only read one book that I would highly recommend. Even the extra day couldn’t help me stay on track this month!

What I Read in February

Books I Read in February:

// Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible life in an Ordinary World – One of the best books I’ve read in a loooooong time. Read this book, read it now. I love Bob Goff’s stories and how he approaches life and love and loving radically and in huge ways and in small ways. This book made me want to live my life better, and is there any better endorsement than that?

// Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are – Honestly, this book was kind of ‘meh’ for me. I picked it up because Gretchen Rubin mentions it in ‘Better Than Before’ and I had high hopes. I think I just read too many personality books, so I had already read about most of the things in this book, and definitely knew how I would label myself in terms of the “big five” personality traits. However, this book was interesting and worth skimming, I just didn’t find it as enlightening as I thought I would.

// Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Another ‘okay’ book. I honestly had heard great things about this one, so I thought it was going to blow me away, and it just didn’t at all. Maybe I should stay away from young adult fiction unless it’s Harry Potter. This isn’t a book I’m going to recommend to friends, but it was a quick read and it wasn’t that bad.

What should I be reading this month? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Any thoughts?

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8 Responses to Books I Read in February

  1. these all sound great! ill be adding them to my book list!

  2. Hi Lisa

    I’ve embarked on my own reading challenge this year and so far I’m enjoying it 🙂

    One of the more recent books I’ve read that I would highly recommend is The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. A word of warning though; although I absolutely loved it i found it a bit “blah” and tedious about 3/4’s of the way through. But that wouldn’t stop me reading more of her work!


  3. Kate Unger says:

    Don’t give up on Young Adult Fiction. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a really bad example. I read a ton of YA, and I really disliked that book. Maybe try something more contemporary. I suggest something by Rainbow Rowell or Morgan Matson. 🙂

  4. Bailey says:

    My church went though Love Does as a small group study once and I loved it!

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