Spell the Month in Books: February

This monthly meme links up on the 2nd Saturday of the month, so I’m early. It is a fun way to discover new-to-me/you-books!


Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

From my old blog:

A very compelling and oddly enjoyable tale. Mourning in the Victorian and Edwardian era was a way of life. Queen Victoria too it to its highest levels ever. So when two young girls meet at their family’s graves on the day of the Queen’s death, its only natural that mourning should be part of their play. The two families, one conventional, the other sucked into the suffragette movement, are the focal points of the novel along with the cemetery director and a young grave digger who becomes the girls’ friend. This is as much a fascinating social history as a novel. The one note of dissonance was with the audio book–a British reader would have been far more appropriate to the setting of the story.


Every Living Thing by James Herriot

All of James Herriot’s books are dear old friends.


Biglaw by Lindsay Cameron

THE book for graduates heading to law school.


The Rector’s Wife by Joanna Trollope

From my old blog:

Excellent. I can truly feel Anna’s life. The satirical aspects are dead on. Wow!! This book resonated with me!!! Anna Bouverie is the frustrated wife of the local Rector of small parish church in rural England. It is a modern-day story (well, 1990s or so–no cell phones!!) and one that I imagine pastor’s wives the world over would find familiar. When the continual giving and smiling and sacrificing begins to way like a huge stone on her chest, when her once beloved husband seems to see her only as an unpaid administrative assistant, when her daughter suffers–it all becomes too much for Anna. Peter, her husband, is so driven by his duty to his parish that he doesn’t see his family slipping away. This is a very “inner” story and a very real one to just about anyone who is has reached the married-long-enough-to-be-parents-of-a-teen to be able to shout “YES!” to various passages.


Unsettled Ground: A Novel by Claire Fuller


All the Stars In the Heavens: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani

The Golden Age of Hollywood–personalized.


The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

I devoured this book when it came out!!


The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

What a fun book!


Spell the Month in Books is the brainchild of Reviews From the Stacks and occurs on the second Saturday of each month. I’m early….

5 thoughts on “Spell the Month in Books: February

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  1. I may have read some of these books before I started keeping a log. The titles seem so familiar. I know for sure that I read The Red Tent and absolutely loved it.

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  2. I have not read any of these, but have had a copy of The Red Tent on my bookshelf for quite awhile. I am watching All Creatures Big and Small on PBS and loving it.


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