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Reading Recap | February 2017

March 6, 2017 | No comments


 

To be honest, February was a bit of a let-down. I had the flu/cough from hell, work was crazy busy, and I had almost no time (or energy) to even think about reading a book. Somehow, I still managed to finish 13 books.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Martian by Andy Weir ★★★★★
Ebook | 387 pages (Read February 18-19)

After reading a lot of 3 star reads in a row, I felt like I was heading into a readings lump and needed something to break the trend. I decided to reread The Martian, and it was just as good as when I read in in 2016 (and the first five star read of 2017).

 
Citymorden by Lars Bill Lundholm ★★★★
Ebook | 429 pages (Read February 2-6)

I devoured the first four books in this Swedish crime series, with each book set in a different part of Stockholm, in 2010 and loved them all, but had completely missed that a fifth book was published in 2014. I was so excited to read it and it did not disappoint. Sadly, none of the books in this series have yet been published in English, but as soon as they are, I will recommend them to everyone who loves Nordic crime, or just a good crime novel in general.

 
Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry ★★★★
Audiobook | 15 hours (Read February 18-23)

I loved the first season of the podcast Serial, but I actually preferred the podcast Undisclosed The State v. Adnan Syed. This book is a great supplement to both those podcasts.

 
The Widow by Fiona Barton ★★★
Audiobook, 10 hours (Read February 23-26)

I decided to read this psychological thriller because Kerry gave it a positive review. It had a bit of a slow start and the jumps back and forth in time and between different points of view did not quite work for me. Overall, I liked it very much but not quite enough to give it 4 stars.

 

OTHER READS

★★★
White Nights by Ann Cleeves | Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (reread) | Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs (audio) | High Country by Nevada Barr (audio) | Devices and Desires by P.D. James (audio) | Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Jelinek (audio) | There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me by Eva Gabrielsson

★★
15th Affair by James Patterson | Björnstad by Fredrik Backman

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