I thought I would write today about a few books I hope to read in the month of February. Naturally, there is Valentine’s Day this month, which I like for the simple reason that Amazon puts lots of romance books on sale. I like this genre anyway, but I also like reading less known authors/books which is often the sort that gets put on sale. So, I imagine I will be reading mostly romance this month but as always, I never know where the month will take me and usually I like to read whatever takes my fancy at the time; but, here are three books that have caught my eye.
- The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas
This is a romance set in Italy, and it makes me think of spring and summer. I quite like light hearted romances set in France or Italy but this book also has that classic storyline: a woman comes out of a devastating break up, moves abroad and takes on a rundown building and does it up but naturally a few people pop up along the way to try and stop her. Even though I have read a couple of books like this (A Winter’s Tale by Trisha Ashley and The Cosy Teashop in the Castle by Caroline Roberts), I picked The Olive Branch up anyway. Although I do wonder how many more books with this repetitive plot I can read.
- Thursday’s in the Park by Hilary Boyd
I really hope I enjoy this because the main characters are grandparents. This makes a change since most books I read have young protagonists. I also loved the front cover which is what drew me in… full of autumnal colours. This book is about two grandparents meeting in the park every Thursday walking their grandchildren, and then I guess we see if they have another chance at happiness again.
- The Story of Us by Dani Atkins
I am not really sure what to expect with this, besides a love triangle. I don’t really know why I am so drawn into this… it is a very simple blurb yet I am quite intrigued. Again, I loved the cover. I’m hoping it will be a fun enjoyable rom-com.
Like I said, I never have any idea where my reading will take me in the month but these three books have caught my eye recently and so I hope to get to them. I love reading with the seasons/reading with events such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas etc. Maybe this is why I am in the mood for romances. Hopefully I’ll get to a few at least. But then there is also the issue of wanting to try and read more classics!