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February Reading: Books I Read This Month

February Reading: Books My Kids & I Are Reading This Month

I can’t even believe February is about to end. Reading was a little slow for me this month, mostly because our month seemed to have been filled with birthday celebrations, work around the house, studying and other stuff that kept me away from my books. I get most of my reading done right before going to sleep and I’ve been more tired than usual lately and not getting to bed as early as I would like, hence that 15-30 minutes of good reading in bed has been cut down to about 2 minutes before I start falling asleep.

But the book I finished just this morning was a good one!

Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline – this book stressed me out for a bit! The main character is a highly successful psychiatrist whose home life is unraveling. At the same time he starts working with a troubled young patient and suddenly his professional life gets turned upside down with a series of related and unrelated circumstances. It’s a train wreck and it’s one of those books you just want to keep reading to figure out how the heck it’s all going to turn out. A good read, I like this author and am going to look for another book by her.

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf – just started this one on Audible and so far I’m enjoying it. Here’s the description from Amazon:

Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity—the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children’s advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for

I have quite a few books waiting for me on my night stand, Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica and At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen (author of Water For Elephants). Anyone read either of those? Also, my son is BEGGING me to read the 4th Harry Potter or the book he just finished, The Hobbit. I love that he wants to share his reading with me, and I have to make a decision today on which book to start. So many books, not enough time!! 🙂

Since I know I’m always looking for book ideas for my kids, I figured it would be nice to share what my kids are reading with you. As always, leave your book recs in the comments!

What my kids are reading…

Young Boy Reading Recs

My 11 year old son read this Young Reader version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and is currently reading Skink by Carl Hiaasen (he loves this author!)

Young girl reading recs

My (just turned) 9 year old daughter is enjoying this Junior Classic version of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (found this and other Junior Classics at Michaels for $1 each) and Blubber by Judy Blume (brings me back!!).

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6 comments on “February Reading: Books I Read This Month”

  1. Aggie, what would I do without you?! I finished my last book last night and here you are…I just ordered majority of these books in the library. I read mostly on the weekend as before bed I like to watch trash TV. On weekends I remove myself from the same craziness in the house as I seem to never leave this house except to the grocery store and an ice rink lol.

    • what book did you just finish? I’m lost with tv shows, my kids and husband have so much control over the tv I don’t even know what to watch any more (I have a few shows I love but don’t watch regularly anymore).

  2. Oh same here. Husband watches hockey downstairs. Kids their stuff. I record my housewives and flip or flop and watch in bed. I have my own personal tv and shows. Haha. 
    I just finished The Next Best Thing, Handle With Care and Little Earthquakes. 
    I started Pretty Baby yesterday. Ok. I went to bed at 1 am. Couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t sleep either after reading it. The story for a mother…heart wrenching. I will finish it today but I kinda know what happened. Very sad omg. I think I like lighter books. 

    • I’m dealing with that one (Pretty Baby) and Little Mercies…two heartwrenching mom books. I need a lift after these two.

  3. I just joined, so I don’t know what you and your daughter have read so far, but I highly recommend the Betsy-Tacy series. For myself, I am currently reading The Book of James by Ellen J. Green. I am so happy to find a site that shows interest in the same kinds of things that I love!

    • So happy you are here Mary! I will check out those books for my daughter, thank you for the recommendation and for sharing what you are reading as well. I will check out that book too!