What I’m Reading Right Now: February

Hello, and welcome to February.

It’s that lovely time of the year where we all feel relieved that January is FINALLY over, but still feel a vague sense of dread because winter is far from over and February is basically the Tuesday of the year; Monday’s crappy cousin.

But don’t fret because there are always books to read!

Here’s what I’m reading this month. Not including those I’m still reading because I didn’t finish last month…

Why am I like this?

Currently reading

The Emergency Poet ed. Deborah Alma

My continued poetry education. This clever book is sectioned off by certain emotional “ailments” and is a wonderful anthology of poems from various writers.

For example, today I went to the “Tonics to lift the spirits” section and found Loveliest of trees by A.E. Housman. I’d never read that poem, nor had I heard of that particular poet, but now I have and I’m glad.

Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Because I can’t not be reading something that has to do with Anne of Green Gables.

This is a series of short stories by L.M.M. about the other people in and around Avonlea. It’s a fun continuation and expansion of the world inhabited by Anne Shirley and I feel like it’s added so much more life to my idea of that world.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This is a book I should’ve read ages ago. But I was particularly motivated after seeing Gretta Gerwig’s gorgeous adaptation. Actually, this is a copy of the book they released after the film came out and it’s the version from the movie. It’s so pretty! I’m only a few pages in so far, but I think I’m going to enjoy it.

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

A library book, you say, I didn’t know Jenna ever went to a library. I do, dear reader. I have my own card and everything. I just tend not to get books from a library because I am so darn slow at reading them that I would need to renew them a billionty times before I’d actually finished. But I wanted to support my library more this year so I’m making an effort to go more often and actually borrow some books.

This one is a book I thought might be a comp title for my manuscript. I don’t actually think it fits, but I’m enjoying reading it anyway. I’m only about 1/4 through and it’s due next week, so I might renew it… as I knew I would have to!


So that’s it for February! As I said last month, I hope this gives you inspiration for your own reading list. And as always, I’d love to know what you’re reading now. Leave a comment!

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