I started out the month on a Kate Milford binge. I do like her books but five in a row was enough for now. The rest of the month was quite a grab bag, from Beverly Cleary’s wonderful memoirs to a groundbreaking epistolary classic, a long-awaited sequel, an old favorite for the Narniathon readalong, an extended essay on today’s most talked-of topic, and a book that’s become a smash series on Netflix. Goodness, what’s next?
Well, I have to read the book you voted for in my Make me read it poll: The Shadow of the Wind. Other than that, I’ve no idea what March will hold.
Books read in February
- The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
- Greenglass House and Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford – Reread
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary
- Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
- The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis – Reread
- On Immunity by Eula Biss
- The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
I decided to take a break from studying languages this month, feeling I needed to reduce stress and work on health issues (see “Life” below). However, I did start an English language podcast! You can learn more about that here.
Restricting my diet is no fun, but if it improves my health and energy it will be worthwhile. I wrote about my “one word for 2022” – CONNECT – in terms of connecting with my body.
Otherwise, the snow is melting, flowers are blooming and spring is already on the way. Switzerland relaxed most COVID restrictions at the end of the month and it is nice to be able to go to libraries, concerts and cultural events again.
What are you looking forward to as spring approaches?