What I Read - February 2022

The key to moving forward is not pretending that you've got it all figured out but rather admitting that, like everyone else, you're a work in progress. "If at Birth You Don't Succeed" by Zach Anner

In February, I finished three fictions stories and started one non-fiction book.

Predator (Kay Scarpetta #14) by Patricia Cornwell: This story was a bit odd to me. I felt like the author took the character of Pete Marino in a weird direction and the plotline threads just stretched out way too long. Not a favorite in the series for me.

Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, #15) by Patricia Cornwell: Ok. This is yet another Scarpetta story where she moves to a different state and starts her practice over again. Frustrating. I feel like the series has kind of devolved from focusing on the cases and mysteries to focusing on the lives and feelings of all the different characters. After reading it, I'm still not entirely sure how the characters fit together.

That's What Frenemies are For by Sophie Littlefield: I read this story as a Paper and Glam book club pick for the month. There's no way I would have read it otherwise, honestly. I did not like the main character as a human. Julia's desperate need to feel belonging in a social circle with really shallow connections was frustrating and as was how she used Tatem as a rags-to-riches story for her own gain.  

If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny by Zach Anner: I picked this book up for our AbilityForce Indy book club at work. I'm pacing myself on this one, so I'm only halfway through, but I'm really liking it so far. It's more of a collection of stories from Zach's adventures with a ton of his humor. I love reading about people's life stories and this one is really entertaining so far.

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