Books I Read: February

I'm proud to say I kept up with reading six books this month, so I think I'm well on my way to reaching my reading goals thi...

I'm proud to say I kept up with reading six books this month, so I think I'm well on my way to reaching my reading goals this year - but hey, let's not jump ahead, because I've only made it through two months so far. I am feeling really great about my goals, though, because I'm starting to find a good balance between school, work, reading, hanging with the hubby, watching television, and everything in between. I'm anxious to see what I can accomplish in March, because I'm co-hosting a baby shower for one of my best friends, and it's an incredibly busy time at work. Fingers crossed I keep on track!

Last month, I mentioned the quality of books I've been reading and I must say I was pleasantly pleased with the books I read in February, as well.

*Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris ★★★★☆
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges - A book you can finish in a day (2016)
Brief synopsis: During a romantic getaway trip, Layla goes missing while Finn is in the bathroom. She's eventually presumed to be dead. Twelve years later, he's engaged to her sister (Ellen) and all is great, right? Wrong! Little clues start showing up for both Finn and Ellen that may hint that Layla's alive and she's back.
See full review here.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ★★★★☆
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book made into a movie you've already seen.
Brief synopsis: When Nick's wife, Amy, goes missing in a perceived struggle on their five-year anniversary, an investigation commences. As Nick's lies start to unravel, all signs start to point to him. Simultaneously, the reader gets snippets from Amy's journal that gives more in-depth glances into their relationship. And oh, did I mention Amy's kind of famous because of a series of children's books based off her life. So, this story is national news.
See full review here.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert ★★★★★
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist.
Brief synopsis: Suzette is Little, but only to Lion. Lion(el) is basically her brother. Their parents started dating when they (Little and Lion) were small children, but never went through any "official" ties like marriage or adoption. While Lion was learning a little bit more about how to manage mental illness, Little was across the country at boarding school. Now she's back and she's not quiet sure where she belongs. Her relationship with her brother is strained, and she's trying to come to terms with who she is - once she really understands it herself.
See full review here.

Still Me by Jojo Moyes ★★★★☆
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: The next book in a series you started.
Brief synopsis: Louisa Clark has found herself in New York City for a job as an assistant for a wealthy family. She's left behind her family and boyfriend in England, but she's excited to live boldy (as Will Traynor would have told her). Soon she begins to realize everything's not so hunky-dory. And as she builds relationships with the new people in her life, she may be at risk of losing others.
See full review here.

Final Girls by Riley Sager ★★★★☆
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to.
Brief synopsis: Quincy is a final girl - like in a horror movie when everyone is murdered, except the one final girl that remains.Two other final girls precede her - Lisa and Samantha. It's been 10 years since Quinn's tragic night at Pine Cottage, and she still has a black hole where her memories should be. But when Lisa's found dead, Samantha shows up on Quinn's doorstep. But something's weird about Sam. She brings out the worst in Quinn, and just maybe, she'll bring out the memories.
See full review here.

*Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty ★★★★☆
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book from a celebrity book club - Reese Witherspoon's book club.
Brief synopsis: Erika and Clementine are the kind of friends that grew up attached at the hip, but are now closer to be frenemies than friends. To make matters worse, when they both attend a small backyard barbecue together where something unspeakable happens, it pushes them further apart. Not to mention the question lingering between the two of them. Will things ever be the same again?
See full review here.

What were your favorite reads of February?

* denotes I received the book free for review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

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  1. Truly Madly Guilty was one of my least favorite Liane Moriarty books. Usually they are such a fun read, but this one realllyyyy dragged on for me.

    1. I've actually heard that from a ton of people. This seems to be everyone's least favorite from her.