Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Books You Loved: February Edition!


Books You Loved: January Edition again provided reviews of great books. Thank you to all. Here are a few that caught my eye:


Melissa posted her Goodreads review of The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain.  She said 'The story was incredible throughout. ..While some parts are unsettling to read, they were important to what was going on and the story wouldn't carry the same emotional weight without those situations.'


Tenderness by Alison Macleod was reviewed by Mel from The Reading Life.  Her post said 'Experiencing Tenderness by Alison MacLeod was for me a very elevating life affirming way to close out a year most will be glad to see over.


The central focus of Tenderness develops out of the struggles of D. H. Lawrence to turn his life experiences into Lady Chatterly’s Lover and the long fight to get the novel published in England where the publisher, Penguin Press,was  criminally charged with publishing an obscene book.' 



The Collective by Alison Gaylin was brought over by Karen and Gerard of Grab A Book From Our Stack.  They said 'The Collective by Alison Gaylin is about vigilante justice.  A group of women band together to seek "justice" for murderers of their children.  Camille believes her daughter was raped and killed by a wealthy boy who went on with his life.  This soon turns into a thriller that drew me in.'


Jessica of The Bookworm Chronicles posted about Anne of Green Gables – she said 'All in all I thought Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery was an utterly charming coming-of-age tale and a wonderful portrait of family, farming life, and the amazing transformative power of love.'


And lastly, Chick Lit Central brought over The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson.  The review said 'I read the majority of The Paid Bridesmaid in one day. It was fun and entertaining throughout. …The characters, dialogue, humor, etc. all made for a fabulous story. …. There were a lot of laugh-out-loud moments and even one that got me teary-eyed.'


Now on to the Books You Loved February Edition. There are no rules for this party.  The only requirement is that your post is about a book that you loved.


To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box. Mr Linky also makes you tick a box.


I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance. 


Take care and stay safe.


  1. Thank you for sharing my review for Anne of Green Gables. I loved it and hope others will too. Coincidentally, I am currently reading the next book: Anne of Avonlea. 👩‍🦰 This month I have shared my review for another classic: The Count of Monte Cristo! ⚔

    Take care everyone and happy reading! 😃

  2. Hi carole, i get paid to read some books, longer in length, about 360+, reading a lot more cookbooks as they are what I get my rating at amazon from, down to 633 again, was at 500 then i stopped reviewing cookbooks. like kids books and fiction, non fiction and craft books. i read 102 last month but that is not my normal LOL getting into my new year routine, listening to books while biking inside, then reviews, chores, knitting for charity, design work also, and the day goes on. during the pandemic i was reading less, more time to keep spouse out of my hair so was good to get 20 books in a month, he's back to work for a few months now so i'm indulging myself with tons of books.
    see you at end of Feb,
    Keep safe

  3. Done. Thanks for the shout-outs. :)

  4. I brought you two books and I think I’ll be adding another by Stanley Tucci. I’m loving his memoir.

  5. The pandemic hasn't changed anything to my reading. I read Borges and Salman Rushdie at the end of 2021, so I wouldn't say it's easy reading, lol. And in Jan-March, I'm doing the Japanese Lit Challenge, as usual. Also launching into reading Love in the Time of Cholera

  6. Thanks for the opportunity to share a book!

  7. All good ones, Carole.

    Thanks for your picks.

  8. Well, I spelled Maggie O'Farrell's name wrong :-(

  9. This book by Austrian author Robert Menasse received the German Book Prize in 2017 and is a great story about the European Union.


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