My January Books and February Reading List

January's reading was a little shorter than I had anticipated. I only finished 3 books. I started on a fourth one but am still currently reading it so it'll have to go in February's review. I've been reading lots of blogs and online gardening articles to start out the year, so there wasn't quite as much time spent picking up an actual book. But the three books I did finish were very good.

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

5/5 Stars

A coffee table book that deserves a thorough reading. I absolutely love when coffee table books have substance. The first section of the book is a collection of beautifully written essays on the home and what makes a space a home.

I read each one and they just got better and better. And then of course the photos are amazing and the homes features are so beautiful. Not just for coffee tables!

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The Library of Lost and Found

4/5 stars

I've had this on my Want To Read Goodreads list for a while and just recently saw it in our fav. used bookshop.

I read it in a weekend and it was a simple and sweet story with a bit of mystery woven throughout. A darling book that I'm glad is on my shelf.

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The Lions of Fifth Avenue

3.5/5 Stars

I had pretty high hopes for this book based on reviews and recommendations. And I truly did like it, but wasn't my absolute favorite book of the month. It seemed to drag just a bit in some sections, but the story was interesting and the writing good. Probably won't read again.

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What I'm Reading in February


I'll do a full review as always the end of the month for the books, but here's what's coming up for me this month

  • The Midnight Librarycurrently halfway through and wow!
  • Lawns into Meadows – a nonfiction/ gardening book
  • All The Light We Cannot See – re-reading
  • A Man Called Ove – re-reading
  • Majesty: American Royals 2 – can't wait to finish the story

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