What I Read: February 2022

Hello, lovely readers!

This week was hard. Like many of you, I’ve spent hours in prayer this week, praying for Ukraine and for peace. I’ve realized again the luxury and privilege of living removed from wars and rumors of wars. And admittedly, when it all seemed like too much, I found escape and comfort in a book, knowing how lucky I am to be able to do so.

I had a pretty busy February but I was still able to finish 7 books. You’ll notice that when I find an author I like, I tend to hyper focus and devour everything written by them. It’ll be no surprise that my list this month includes several Elly Griffiths books.

As I’ve mentioned before, fiction and stories are were I spend the majority of my reading time. That said, I like to always have at least one non-fiction book going as well. I don’t read non-fiction as fast as I read fiction, usually only about a chapter a day, and sometimes not even that much. I try to alternate between writing craft books, self-growth books, and other subjects that I happen to be interested in at the moment. One reason I like to read non-fiction more slowly than fiction is because I like to really let the message and principles of what I’m reading sink in.

I just finished “Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg. It is a book about writing craft and practice and I found a lot of it very helpful. The chapters in this one are short, and I liked using each one as a type of journaling prompt for the day. If you are a writer and haven’t read this one yet, I highly recommend!

Here’s what I read in February:

  • A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths
  • A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
  • The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths
  • The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
  • The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  • The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths

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