Book Reviews | February Reads
February was a slightly slower month for reading than January was, mainly because work and general life were super busy and I had less time for cosying up with my book. March is a busy one too but I'm definitely prioritising some reading time in order to help me switch off amongst all of the stress and change.
Here's are my book reviews for February...
The Grownup - Gillian Flynn
For those of you who haven't come across this book, it's a short story from the same lady who penned the best-selling Gone Girl. I was looking for something short and gripping to keep me entertained on a train journey and this absolutely did the trick. All of Flynn's usual suspense and thrill was present despite the shorter nature of the story, and I found myself wishing that it was longer so that I could learn more about the interesting characters.
Why Not Me? - Mindy Kaling
After thoroughly enjoying Mindy's previous book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), I was desperate to get my hands on her follow up and was not disappointed. It's filled with more of Mindy's hilarious sass and humour, and feels really refreshing, almost like catching up with a good friend. Mindy manages to take complex issues like body image and awkward relationships, and digest them in a way that is extremely relatable. Definitely one to pick up if you enjoyed her first book!
Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
I really enjoy Moriarty's novels for those times when I'm looking for a bit of light relief. I had a chilled weekend at home and wanted something that was total escapism and suspense, as opposed to anything that was going to challenge me to think too much, and this book did the perfect job. I think it was actually my fave one of all of her novels that I've read so far and had some really good twists and turns that had me literally clasping my hand over my mouth. This would be a perfect beach or pool side read if you're planning any impending holidays.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k - Sarah Knight
I had high hopes for this book after reading quite a few glowing reviews, but it didn't feel particularly revolutionary to me. Some of the advice in the book felt either a little bit obvious or way too extreme to put into practice without running the risk of highly offending someone that I love, but perhaps if you're feeling like you're being pulled in lots of directions then it might be a good starting point, but I definitely didn't feel like it was life-changing for me.
What have you been reading this month?