Posted on February 28, 2017

What I’ve Been Reading {Feb 2017}


I didn’t manage to read quite as many books during February as I did last month. For one reason I wasn’t poorly this month so didn’t spend as much time in bed and my books were not as ‘un-put-down-able’ as the ones I read in January.

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No idea why I haven’t read Anne Frank’s Diary before, it has been on my to read list for years! Reading it made me feel incredibly lucky to live in the here and now but so incredibly interesting how they all lived hidden away for so long. Really amazing to read about living through the Nazi occupation in Amersterdam from a young girl’s perspective.

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The Kiterunner is an absolutely brilliant book, my favourite this month. At times it was incredible heart breaking and others incredibly heart warming. If you haven’t read it then make sure you do soon.

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I think A God in Ruins might have to be the most boring book I have ever read. I am on page 300 currently and every single page has been hard to turn. I am struggling through it though because apparently it is a great book. We will see what happens in the next 200 to make that so. Every now and then it peaks my interest so I continue reading it but I really would not recommend it, it’s only because I am stubborn that I keep on picking it up.

I think in March I’m going to try and read something a big lighter as I’ve spent much of my reading time this year reading about war and the affects of it, needless to say much of my reading time has been spent in tears. The Kiterunner was my absolute favourite this month and I think I am going to have to read it again, I loved it that much!

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  • Reply Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours March 16, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I’ve just got into reading at this point in my life!! I must read Anne Frank, that would really interest me x

  • Reply Emma March 10, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I started the year wit the intention of starting to read again, but somehow just haven’t got around to it. You’ve inspired me!

  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse March 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I am desperate to read more, I really hope to find time sometime soon. I would love to read the Kite Runner.

  • Reply Karen Langridge March 8, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I went to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam it was very moving and read the book at school, should read it again x

  • Reply Cass Bailey March 8, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I’ve never read Anne Frank’s diary either which is odd as I do find it fascinating – I think I’ll have a read of it myself x x

  • Reply Kara March 6, 2017 at 8:35 am

    It has been years since I read Anne Frank, will have to dig it out again

  • Reply Acorn Books March 4, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I read Anne Frank’s Diary a long time ago when I was at school and a few times since.

    I saw the film of The Kite Runner but would like to read the book too, glad to hear it’s worth reading. I’m surprised about the Kate Atkinson book though, I’d still like to give it a go though as I’ve heard it’s good. Hope you manage to make it to the end! #readwithme

  • Reply Helen March 3, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Wow, you’ve read so much! I really want to read more, but there never seems enough time. I guess you actually have to make time for the things you enjoy doing. Resolution, right there. Totally agree with you on the Kite Runner, and I too have never read Anne Frank, though I have a copy on my bookcase. I’m going to give it a go with my daughter – she won’t read it, but I do think she’d enjoy it, so we might have a little mini book club of our own.

  • Reply Louise Edwards March 2, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I haven’t read any of these books as seem to be going through a bit of a lull in reading but I have visited Anne Frank’s house in Amserdam and it was fascinating.I read one book by Kate Atkinson which was really good but then another which was dull as dishwater. How funny is that! Maybe you have to be in the mood? Happy reading in March x

  • Reply Yet Another Blogging Mummy February 28, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I read The Kite Runner a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Also read Anne Frank’s diary a long time ago at school #readwithme

  • Reply chantelle hazelden February 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I remember reading Ann Frank’s diary at school, worth a re-read I think 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #ReadWithMe

  • Reply Sarah MumofThree World February 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    You made me laugh about A God in Ruins! It just proves that people have different tastes. I didn’t love it quite as much as Life After Life, which is its ‘companion’, but I still thought it was brilliant.
    The Kite Runner is one of those books I haven’t read, but really think I should.
    I read Anne Frank as a teenager and visited her house in Amsterdam a few years ago. My daughter has been studying her as part of their WW2 topic in year 6 and I quite often think of her and what she went through.

  • Reply Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too February 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I haven’t read Anne Frank’s diary since I was at school. I loved the BBC series that was on a couple of years ago.

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