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What I Read In February 2022.

what i read in february 2022

I had a pretty good reading month even though we had a busy month. I am ALWAYS in the mood to read but man, I really had to prioritize it a few times this month to get in some time. I liked everything I read and really loved one of them.

This is the time of year that I start getting really excited for all of my favorite authors’ summer novels that will come out soon. Looks like there are going to be a ton of fantastic books. It makes me want to reread all the Elin Hilderbrand and Emily Henry books! I might do one or two this month if I find I have the time. Those books are such feel-good ones for me this time of year.

I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

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What I Read in February 2022

Black Cake – 5 stars

Absolutely LOVED this one. I could not put it down. The story is a family drama, but in a different way: a woman dies and leaves a voice recording for her children. That recording tells a story and there are tons of twists and you just want to keep reading and figure everything out. I enjoyed this so much and sped through it – it’s one of those books that made me want to stay up all night. It can be a little tricky to keep up as it does switch POV quite a bit, but it is so so good.

Reckless Girls – 4 stars

I liked this one a lot – I really loved The Wife Upstairs last year and I also read this after reading the book above, hence my 4 stars. But this was good too! The story follows a couple who meet two women and are hired to sail with them to a mysterious island. Definitely creepy with twists and turns

The Seat Filler – 3.5 stars

This was cute. The story follows two people who meet when Juliet is a seat filler and ends up next to a heartthrob celeb. The author actually wrote this book after meeting Adam Driver! I really loved the story and the characters – it was a fun, light read and super quick too. I usually enjoy everything Sariah Wilson writes.

Last Girl Ghosted – 3 stars

I was in a thriller mood and reached for this one, which I had on my fall reading list. The story follows a couple who meet through a dating app, but the guy completely disappears. I liked this but whoa, it was dark and kind of crazy. I wanted to scream at Wren for chasing after him. It lost a bit of speed for me halfway through. Still somewhat of a page turn though!

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    7 Comments on “What I Read In February 2022.”

  1. How do you find time to read this much with 3 young kids?!

    Would love any tips!

    • i have been an obsessive reader since i was a kid – it’s always been a huge part of my life so i usually prioritize it in some way. i always read at night, sometimes read in the morning, in the car pickup line at school, on my kindle while nursing jordan, the kids and i have “reading time” when we also spend time with books independently. my reading has definitely dwindled since having kids, especially jordan last june. i used to read 6-7 books a month but i’ve been holding steady around 3-4 (maybe 5 if i listen to an audiobook!). i’ve posted about this before so i’m going to copy from my other blog post below – hope this helps:

      I get the question of how I read so much (especially with kids) very often, and I really thought about it this month so I could go into detail. I always answer it in the comments, but figured I’d put it here for future reference. For me, the bulk of my reading right now happens on the weekends. This is especially true with covid – we don’t go anywhere Friday and Saturday night at the moment, so it’s not unusual for me to read an entire book once the kids go to bed. It’s a nice way to keep from scrolling my phone endlessly late at night. I still work quite a bit on the weekends, but never late at night like I do on weeknights. And it’s not like I’m reading war and peace – most of my reads are light and easy that can be read in 5 or 6 hours on my kindle.

      So for instance, I’ll read a book Friday night once the kids go to bed. I start it at 8, maybe finish it at 1. I don’t plan this – I only read late if I’m reeeeally into a story. Sometimes I read on the couch while Eddie watches a show! Sometimes I get in bed and read the whole thing there. If I finish, I start another Saturday night (or I maybe get like an hour total of reading in on Saturday morn/afternoon since Eddie is home, it just depends!) and I may even finish that one that night too. It depends on if Eddie and I watch a movie or something, how long the book is, etc. I then may start a new book Sunday, continue to read it throughout the week (an hour or two before bed) and then finish by Thursday or Friday and repeat the process. Of course, some weekends I don’t read at all! It just totally depends. Right now, in a pandemic ridden freezing cold PA winter, I’m reading a ton.

      Also I sometimes listen to audio books when I’m working – meaning cooking and photographing.

  2. Black Cake is next on my list. I have heard so many great things about it.

  3. I loved Black Cake SO MUCH. It made me want to bake one. Then I researched the recipe and found out it involves soaking dried fruit in rum for 4-6 months and also intentionally burning sugar. That’s a commitment!

    • omg i did the exact same!! i was googling recipes for days, haha!

  4. Great recommendations! I will pick up Black Cake. Sound right up my alley.

  5. Love Emily Henry books and am very excited for those good feeling summer reads! If you like Emily Henry I think you’d like Casey McQuiston books as well! Take care!