February Reads

February was another successful month of reading for me. My obsession with Sherlock Holmes remained however, and they make up most of my books for the month. But I promise, it’s done now and next month will have new things to talk about 😊 On the down side, however, I didn’t finish my craft book for the month. I’ve been trying to work my way through it steadily, but I didn’t quite get there. But I’m focusing on the little victories right now.  

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes 

The Hound of Baskervilles 

The Valley of Fear 

His Last Bow  

My thoughts from last month follow through to this month. The Characters, the scenery, etc. I loved it all. Favorite part of being at work was listening to these stories on audible. And when I got to the end, I was so sad for it to be over. Like any good series of stories and characters, I hate to let them go.  

I was a little disappointed about how the last story went. I didn’t feel like all the details were really there to make it feel well rounded. But I’m not too mad about it. It’s more that I didn’t want the stories to end that made me more disappointed than anything else.  

Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty 

The sequel to City of Brass from last month.  This second installment had everything. Love, betrayal, death, war, you name it. And it gave me all the feels. Can’t wait for the third one now.  

Nahri has settled into the life that was forced upon her with grace. She has found a way to live with the husband she doesn’t love and find the little things in life that make her happy. Like healing people. She has thrown herself into learning and has come such a long way from where she started. She knows how to help people and is able to do it with barely any second-guessing. Until shit hits the fan, of course.  

The rebellion and the plot to unseat the king is boiling in the background and comes to the front at the end. I mourned with Nahri as lives were lost in the crossfire. The assassins hunting for her and Ali never rest. No matter how much good they try to do, there are still those that hold the past choices of their families against them.  

When Nahri’s mother reenters the city and the war begins, there were so many different possible outcomes. And I didn’t see it coming until it was right there. The character arcs were amazing. They have all grown and changed so much from the first book. And they all think they are in the right, except for the ever-questioning Dara. He second-guesses everything and his loyalties are torn between the two Nahids.  

This book was so exciting to read and I couldn’t get enough of it. When the second to last chapter ended, I was already looking up the third book. Which doesn’t come out until June! And now I have to wait to see how the story gets tied up.  

I highly recommend this trilogy to anyone looking for a thrilling ride.  

Next month my goal is to read two craft books to make up for my deficit and continue reading actual books instead of just depending on audible. Even though audible has been able to save me time, I need to see the words on the page once in a while. What about you? What have you been reading, or listening to lately?