February 2023 Reading Wrap-up

Despite a crazy month at work, I read quite a few books in February. Not all were winners, but some were unforgettable. I’ve ranked all 12 of my recent reads in this February 2023 Reading Wrap-up using my Buy/Borrow/Pass rating system. Don’t sleep on a few of these books, in particular, The Last Carolina Girl and Looking for Jane. Be sure to pin this post for later and share it on your favorite social media channel where you share book recommendations with friends.

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February 2023 Reading Wrap-up
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The Last Carolina Girl

The Last Carolina Girl

A coming-of-age novel for lovers of Where the Crawdads Sing.

Buy

Where Darkness Blooms

Where Darkness Blooms

A chilling YA horror that feminist fiction fans will enjoy.

Borrow

The Secrets of Hartwood Hall

The Secrets of Hartwood Hall

Gothic fiction meets historical fiction in this page-turner.

Buy

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries

Emily Wilde's Encyclopedia of Faeries

A more wholesome version of A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Borrow

Bright and Deadly Things

Dark academia meets French Alps in this murder mystery.

Borrow

Stars in an Italian Sky

Stars in an Italian Sky

Dual timelines, intergenerational love stories, and Italy all converge.

Borrow

Widowland

Widowland

A wildly creative reimagining of post-WWII Europe.

Borrow

The Paris Hours

More characters than any book should have. I’m still confused.

Pass

The Whalebone Theater

The Whalebone Theatre

A WWII novel any Wes Anderson lover will find charming!

Borrow

Looking for Jane

Looking for Jane

A powerful story of the power of women and womankind. A MUST-read!

Buy

The White Hare

The White Hare

A tale of an enchanted coastal village and the secrets that lie just beneath the surface.

Buy

The Christie Affair

An imaginative retelling of a genuine mystery in the life of famed author Agatha Christie.

Borrow

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About Carlie

Hi there! I'm a 40-ish book lover, always looking for the next great read, particularly the best historical fiction. I live in Los Angeles with my fella and our fur babies, Fozzy and Polly. Working from home changed my life. Suddenly, I had time in my day to read again. I love sharing my reading journey here on my website and social media. Be sure to follow along for reading recommendations and honest book reviews.

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