I didn’t make much progress on my TBR in February (I don’t know why, honestly, because I didn’t make much progress on my draft, either – so what was I doing?) but I did read three books that I enjoyed!
Remember – I don’t mention books that I didn’t like at all on the blog, so if I write about a blog I read here, it means I enjoyed it enough to give it three or more stars!
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Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antoinette Fraser
I loved listening to this loooooong audiobook that chronicles the ill-fated queen of France’s life, from childhood in Austria to her death in France. I feel like most of the women I know feel connected to some historically significant woman – mine has always been Marie Antoinette. But somehow I just got around to reading the leading biography of her life!
If you like non-fiction, this is a very thorough, detailed biography; if you prefer salacious historical fiction, which I also love, I would recommend other books to you.
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
This massive book was the third in the Dark Artifices series, one of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books. I skipped the other series completely and started my Clare adventure with Lady Midnight three years ago, and I felt like this enormous, melodramatic, emotional book was the best of the three. Who knew I’d be rooting for a polyamorous trio of characters to work out their problems and live happily ever after?
Start with Lady Midnight, then read Lord of Shadows, or you will be totally confused by Queen. I don’t think you need to read the rest of Clare’s books to get this series, though – I didn’t! Some references don’t make sense at first but they explain them enough.
Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon
What a book this was. I don’t want to call it sad, but it was definitely emotional. Sophie and Peter are connected by a long friendship and, now, a kidney – Peter has a chronic kidney disease and needs a transplant, and Sophie is a match.
Post-transplant, Sophie hopes that Peter will finally love him back, and Peter hopes he will be able to live a full life… and turns out, it doesn’t really involve Sophie (at least, not romantically). These two – oh, my gosh. What a journey.
What did you read in February? Anything good?