February 2021 reading list – Which books are worth the read and which should you skip?
One of my #22in2022 goals is to read 50 books this year. I’ve already read five books in January. And I got stuck this month with a book I didn’t really enjoy…but I made it through four books! That’s a total of nine books so far.
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February 2021 Reading List
1. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
This book started off a little weird for me, but the story slowly unraveled. It was kind of slow, but there were many details that the author brought to light at very specifics times to keep you drawn in. I’ve never read anything by the author before, but the reviews on Goodreads make me want to pick up another one of her books!
2. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
This book really kept my attention – I never wanted to put it down because I just wanted to find out what was going on. It’s a national bestseller and one of the NYT’s most Notable Books. It’s a story about artificial intelligence told through the eyes of a humanoid robot.
It was very interesting because we learn how Klara assesses each interaction with the humans around her. She is purchased (or adopted?) by a family with a sick daughter, where Klara is tasked to take on all her personality traits by the mother. It’s not as horrible as it sounds (replacing your human daughter with an android), but the story goes much deeper as the possibility is explored.
3. Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
This book was so light-hearted and adorable! It is definitely a beach read – one you can finish and leave on the plane for someone else (yes, I’ve done that before!). A young woman is setup on a blind date by her mother. BUT her mother was logged into an online dating website pretending to be her daughter – omg, the horror.
The daughter goes on the blind date and the guy ends up dead by the end of the night… And they must dial “A” for Aunties to help clean up the mess!
4. The Great Peace: A Memoir by Mena Suvari
I have never known Mena in anything other than American Pie. This memoir is very enlightening about her experience growing up in Hollywood at a time when she was taken advantage of in so many different ways. I think this is a good take on the how Hollywood can hurt and harm the impressionable when adult supervision is minimal or not involved.
February 2022 Reading List Summary
I would read Klara and the Sun again because I did not want to put it down. I’m afraid that I missed some details at some point and would like to pay better attention. Mena Suvari’s book is definitely emotional and I am very sad to read about her life experiences. A Spool of Blue thread was interesting, but not very memorable for me.
What did you read in February? Let me know in the comments below!