February’s Reading List

Martiemary Rose
4 min readFeb 1

Books I would like to read this month

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I may not read all of these books this month. But having a list of books I would like to read this month, makes it easier for me to pick my next read. Sometimes I struggle to pick a book to read next. Especially with my to be read pile is super high. Picking a few from that pile helps me to down size it. But every once in a while I’ll revisit a book that I’ve already read. But for now I would like to use this month to focus on the books that I haven’t read yet.

  1. Under The Cherry Tree by Lilac Mills. The synopsis from the back of the book. When Jenni Meadows has the opportunity to expand her dog-grooming business she takes it, and when a nice man appears on her horizon but fails to make any sparks fly, she decides she has enough on her plate with her business without adding a boyfriend into the mix. Besides, Millie doesn’t like him and when her dog doesn’t like a man, Jenni knows all about it. So why does Millie take a very strange liking to the new vet, especially since he has a taciturn expression, wears a wedding ring, and wields a needle? Mills, Lilac. Under the Cherry Tree. Lilac Tree Books, 2017.
  2. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Book one of the trilogy) by Anne Rice. The synopsis from the back of the book. In the traditional folktale of “Sleeping Beauty,” the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of the Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind’s unconscious. Now Anne Rice’s retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for the ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete and total enslavement to him. Roquelaure, A. N. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty 1. Plume, 1999.

3. The Letter by Kathryn Hughes. The synopsis from the back of the book. Tina Craig works all the hours she can and volunteers in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it — a decision that will alter the course of her life…

Martiemary Rose

I enjoy reading, writing, drawing and being a pet mom. You will find poems, book reviews and anything in between on here.