Twelve Books! This is five books over my new monthly foal and almost a record. A trip to the used book store, a sudden desire to re-read a favorite childhood series, and extra time available due to the holidays made this feat possible.

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

This is a Mickey Haller book (he of The Lincoln Lawyer fame). Mickey thinks his new client is guilty until he doesn’t. OR IS SHE???

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

And this is a Harry Bosch novel–in which Harry tackles a very cold case.  I just love Harry Bosch.  He’s grouchy but he is so decent.

Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman

I also love Alex Delaware and his weird best friend Milo. These novels are a dependable source of entertainment for me.

Damaged by Lisa Scottoline

This is one of Scottoline’s Rosato and DiNunzio novels, which I always relish. And I did not figure out the twist till very near the end.

True Evil by Greg Iles

This novel about a nefarious and complex scheme of killing off people’s spouses kept me interested right up to the end. Bonus points for being set in Natchez and having appearances by some of Iles’s characters from other books.

The World of Poldark by Emma Marriott

We love love loved this show and as you know I have been reading the novels it is based on. This book is about the characters, the making of the show, and Cornwall itself, with gorgeous pictures. I also got the show’s soundtrack for Christmas!

The Sorrows and Joys of Mary by Mary Pezzulo

A lovely book of meditations by one of my favorite Catholic authors. I reviewed her earlier book here.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Our book club members have decided we need to read some classics and we started with this one. It was short and some of the writing was lyrical. But it was also awful because colonization. Still I am glad to have read it.

Catholic Mom Calm by Sterling Jaquith

Sterling Jaquith is a mom, a podcaster, a writer, and a Catholic life coach, whose books I have mentioned before. This one is a sort of workbook that helps you learn to change your thoughts and I did find it helpful.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

For some reason I got it into my head that I wanted to read these again, and they were as delightful as ever. I do have hard copies but they are free online making it easier to read them in bed at night. 🙂

Prince Caspian by CS Lewis

This is probably my second favorite Narnia book.  It’s so fun to see Old Narnia come back and to witness the return of the Kings and Queens.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis

This has always been my favorite Narnia book, This read through I discovered new depths to it, realizing that there is a lot of Christian symbolism over and above the more obvious allegorical elements.

Can I read twelve books in February? Spoiler alert: no!

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