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February 2017 | Wrap Up

Well, that went quickly! These are the books I read this month.

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First up this month, I re-read the first two books in the Sinclair Mysteries, and then I read the third book, The Painted Dragon by Katherine Woodfine. I LOVE this series, and I was so excited to read a MG book where there was a main character with a disability. This was a fast paced and compelling mystery, and I’m really intrigued by the overarching mystery of The Baron. The Edwardian setting is, as per usual, amazing, and I loved the introduction of the suffragettes.

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The next book I read was Wing Jones by Katherine Webber, which I absolutely adored. To find out more of my thoughts, see my review here.

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Next up, I read The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, a middle grade mystery with a main character who has OCD. I have OCD, and it was lovely to see a MC with this mental illness. I really enjoyed this mystery, and I liked Matthew’s unique viewpoint of the world. The mystery was interesting, and this was a fun, fast paced read.

 

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Then I read my classic, The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie. I enjoyed this, although not as much as my first Poirot book. There was a lot of set up, and it didn’t seem as fast paced as usual, but the mystery was stellar and I love Poirot, so I’ll forgive Ms Christie!

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Then I read The Astounding Brocolli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This was very funny, but I thought it was a little long, and not plot driven enough for my tastes. I will definitely be picking up more of Frank’s work though.

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Next I read The Tapper Twins go to War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey. I didn’t 100% like this one. It was funny, but at points it felt very try-hard, and the dialogue wasn’t realistic. Ultimately, I won’t be continuing with this series.

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Finally I finished my non-fiction read for the month, which I picked up on a whim. The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians by Janice Hadlow was a really good read–I love the Georgians, and this book made me really excited for my uni module on 18th Century London.

So those are all the books I read in February!

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