It’s a leap year so February has an extra day for reading 😀
It was also half term with gave me a bit of extra holiday reading time.
This month I finished off 14 books which is amazing for me. 6 paperbacks and 8 ebooks bringing my total this year so far to 25.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dream wedding turns into a nightmare as tensions rise and someone is murdered at the reception. Modern Agatha Christie. Review here
One Summer in Nashville by Mandy Baggot ⭐⭐⭐
Country singing romance set in Nashville. Review here
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Humourous British crime thriller. 5th book in the Jackson Brodie series. Review here
The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fun, romantic story. Danish traveller Clara brings here Danish hygge magic to English village. Review here
Past Tense by Lee Child ⭐⭐⭐
23rd book in the best-selling Jack Reacher action adventure series. If you’re a fan you will enjoy Review here
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fun historical romance, suffragettes, beautiful witty heroines, dashing heroes and a Victorian girl squad giving makeoversj. Review here
Strangers by C. L. Taylor ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3 strangers find their lives entwined in unexpected and sinister ways. Review here
Meat Market by Juno Dawson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Teen Jana is signed up by an agency and discovers the grime and glamour of the modelling industry. Review here
Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Atmospheric reimagining of Edwardian Coney Island and the contrast between glamorous millionaires and working class immigrants. Review here
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pacy and engaging. Kolede helps her sister cover up a murder and tries to prevent another. Review here
Apple Pie and Arsenic by C. A. Phipps ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cosy mystery amateur sleuthing, cute bakery and awesome cat. Looking forward to the rest of the series
Beaches and Bodies by Nic Roberts ⭐⭐⭐⭐
First in the Westford Bay cosy mystery series set in England.
A Cop and A Coop by Hillary Avis ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Rural cosy mystery – murder and chickens
It’s All Greek to Me by Maggie Aldrich ⭐⭐⭐
Emily starts a new life as a sorority mother while she investigates some of her father’s business dealings.
My Cozy Mystery Challenge February wrap up is here.
My five star reads this month were The Guest Party and Meat Market. The Guest Party is a great murder mystery. Like Lucy Foley’s first novel, The Hunting Party, the victim and the murderer are not revealed until the end and there is no end of suspects to keep you guessing.
I loved Clean when I read it last year, and have had Meat Market on by TBR lost since it was published. The book highlights the reality behind the glamorous photos we see every day – exhaustion, starvation, anxiety and abuse. Great read that is both horrifying and empowering.
I’m looking forward to another month of great reads. 4 more cosy mysteries which will be perfect for this stormy spring weather. I’m also super excited to be taking part in my first blog tour – so keep an eye for that 😀
Happy reading x