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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The Last Carolina Girl
A coming-of-age novel for lovers of Where the Crawdads Sing.
Where Darkness Blooms
A chilling YA horror that feminist fiction fans will enjoy.
The Secrets of Hartwood Hall
Gothic fiction meets historical fiction in this page-turner.
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries
A more wholesome version of A Court of Thorns and Roses.
Bright and Deadly Things
Dark academia meets French Alps in this murder mystery.
Stars in an Italian Sky
Dual timelines, intergenerational love stories, and Italy all converge.
A wildly creative reimagining of post-WWII Europe.
The Paris Hours
More characters than any book should have. I’m still confused.
The Whalebone Theater
A WWII novel any Wes Anderson lover will find charming!
Looking for Jane
A powerful story of the power of women and womankind. A MUST-read!
The White Hare
A tale of an enchanted coastal village and the secrets that lie just beneath the surface.
The Christie Affair
An imaginative retelling of a genuine mystery in the life of famed author Agatha Christie.
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