Compared to last month, February was pretty poor as I read 13 books.
As such there was one stunner and that was Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things. The rest were not as good but I enjoyed reading were Andrew Michael Hurley’s delightfully creepy The Loney and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and Ahmed Saadawi’s political satire Frankenstein in Baghdad. The remaining two were T.H.U.G. , which was solid and The Impossible Fortress, which ok as well.
I also read a short story collection, Camilla Grudova’s The Doll’s Alphabet , which was highly creative and consistently brilliant.
I read one absolute stinker and that was Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling
Five of the 13 books were from the 33 1/3 series.
I have a feeling that my reading will dip in March due to a good number of movies that I will be watching but more of that tomorrow. Two big literary events though and that will be the announcement of the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist on March 8th and the Man Booker International longlist on March 12th. Also the winner of the Republic of Consciousness prize will be announced on March 20th.