Hey everyone! How’s your February? Was it a good reading month? February is my birth-month and I was able to read five books that really highlighted my overall mood in reading.

Books I didn’t enjoy

There are two books in my TBR list that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy for different reasons. The first book is Cry Wolf by Tami Hoag. Although I love the premise of this book through the blurb, I was a bit disappointed that the story focused more on the romance between the main character and her love interest. There are points that I really enjoyed in the book like how, in any way, you wouldn’t predict who’s the next victim and how you wouldn’t expect to feel for some of the unlikely characters. The romance just stood out more as a category instead of an element.

The second book is Darkfall by Dean Koontz which gave me a beautiful impression of the author’s other works. I love that this book is fast-paced and thrilling. However, characters are the reason why I read books that’s why stories with one-dimensional characters throw me off my seat. I feel that many of the characters in this book are only acting accordingly to move the plot. I’m also a bit disappointed how this one interesting element in the story turned out to be something that’s not very organic, at least for me.

Books I enjoyed

The books I enjoyed are the reason why I loved February as a reading month.

The first one is Sullivan’s Island which I found really entertaining and humorous. It’s rare for me to really genuinely like the main character of the books I’m reading and I found the main character in the book really likeable and rational. The rest of the characters are believable and all throughout, you will understand where they’re coming from.

The second one is Beyond the Chocolate War. I honestly felt like I didn’t read a book at all when I read this. It’s one of the stories that makes you feel like you’re watching it as a film on Netflix while you’re alone in your room with your computer. I love that there are slits of geniuses in the characters and the overall plot. Even though the entirety of the story wouldn’t actually happen in real life, you will understand why the characters acted the way they did in the book.

The third and last one is Small Wonder which is a nonfiction book about the amazing story of the Volkswagen. It is a long serious book but an entertaining one. I’ve learned so much just reading it and I got to see some insights of Adolf Hitler as he decided the fate of the people’s car. It’s a slow-paced book but worth it until the end. 

Top February 2019 Books

So now, I’m picking my top 3 for the month of February and how I picked these books depended on how I enjoyed them, how they’re written and how they impacted me.

Coming up on your screens:

3) Beyond the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

2) Sullivan’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

1) Small Wonder by Walter Henry Nelson

Have you wrapped up your February 2019 reads?

How many books have you read last February and have you wrapped them up? What are your favourites and your least favourites? Tell me about them in the comments section down below!

Always keep smiling and your head high!

T.L. Thornes is a writer residing in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was twelve when she started keeping drafts of her poems in composition notebooks. Since then, she has found an emotional outlet through writing. When she’s not writing, she can be found in the streets of her hometown, urbansketching, or in her room, writing songs and making art journals.