February was a short month but I managed to read 3 books, rather than just 1, like January!
- Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
Grade: A. Loved this. I hadn’t read Forster before, but I definitely would again. Fun fact: the women in the book are the “Schlegel sisters”. My mom’s maiden name is Schlegel (hence the reading of the book!).
- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Grade: C. I go back and forth on my review of this one. In was a little smutty at times and some of the lines were horribly cliched and roll-your-eyes terrible. Characters were also pretty flat and predictable – all bad or all good. On the other hand, it was loosely based on actual historic events and the storyline kept me reading. It was 1000 pages, so clearly it couldn’t have been that bad, because I finished it.
- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Grade: A. I’ve read this a few times before, but it’s always a favorite of mine.
What have you been reading?