Books I’ve Read – February

At the end of January (well, just a few weeks ago, really), I announced that I was going to start posting a list of books that I read for each month.  I am doing this for two reasons.  First, I would like a place to keep a list of all the books I have read and just haven’t found a good place for it yet.  Second, I love hearing what other people are reading and I like to add to my list of books to read.

Here is what I’ve read in February:

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson – I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo about a year ago.  I will admit that it took me a long time to get through but I liked it.  Immediately after I finished it, I picked up The Girl Who Played with Fire and got through the first few chapters before putting it down for something else.  Fast forward to the release of the first movie.  After watching the movie with two friends who read the trilogy, I promised myself that I would read them.  I am glad I did.  Though it took me awhile to get in to it, I really enjoyed The Girl Who Played with Fire and I am looking forward to the next movie.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson – This is actually my favorite out of all three of the books.  I like the way everything you have learned about in the past two books comes together seamlessly.  Be aware that all three books contain a lot of violence that is hard to stomach.

31 Days to Building a Better Blog by Darren Rowse – If you are just getting a blog started, this book is an excellent resource.  If you have been blogging for years, some of the information will be repetitive but all of the information is useful.  It was a good reminder for me to work on things that I have been slacking on lately.

Westward Expansion: An Interactive History Adventure by Allison Lassieur – Do you remember those choose your adventure books? The ones where you follow the directions at the botton of the page to determine what happens to your character?  This book is reminiscent of that and is part of the You Choose series that concentrates on historical events.  In Westward Expansion, you get to choose to be a Lakota warrior trying to preserve your way of life, a Civil War veteran looking for work, or a traveler on the Oregon Trail.  My son and I read this together and have since added a Choose Your Own Adventure Ninja book to our reading pile.  See my full review of this book at A Traveler’s Library later this week, on Friday.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – My daughter and I read a book out loud together just about every day.  I don’t share all of those here because the list would be long.  Although, some months, we read the same book over and over and over!  However, with the movie coming out I thought that I would mention we have read this book several times this month.  I love reading The Lorax with my kids but I was disappointed that the movie didn’t have as much Dr. Seuss speak as other movies based on Dr. Seuss books.  If you haven’t read it, this is one time where I recommend seeing the movie before you read the book.  The movie was enjoyable and my kids liked it but the book is better!

Already a week into March and I have finished a YA book that I have been waiting to be released.  I am currently reading The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht.  I still need to read The Clockwork Prince (which I am waiting to borrow from a friend) and I am also planning on reading Quitter by Jon Acuff.  I will share what I actually get through next month!

What do you have on your reading list for the month of March?


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    The Lorax has been on my list. Like you we read ALOT of kid books (Green Eggs and Ham is a fav at the moment) but I need a new one. Who cares about the kid, I need a new book to read twice a day! 🙂 You should check out The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz. Gone With Family just finished it and I’m halfway through. It’s delicious! Super quick read to. Oh and don’t forget about YA novel Cinder. Great read. Hate that I have to wait until next January for book 2 though.