What Are You Reading in February?

What is on your end-of-winter book list? I’m finishing up preliminary work for my novella; as a result, I haven’t been able to devote too much time to reading. Here’s where I’m at this month…

Since 1st February, I’ve finished:

  • Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk by John Doe with Tom DeSavia and Friends (Foreword by Billie Joe Armstrong)

I’m Currently Reading:

  • Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond 1977-1981 by Liz Worth
  • Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill
  • The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty
  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading, and why?

Please share with me in the comments!

10 thoughts on “What Are You Reading in February?

  1. Getting some winter sun for a couple of days on the island of Porquerolles, not far from where I live, I took with me Henry Beston’s The Outermost House, A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod, a classic of literary nature writing, one I heard about after reading it mentioned as one of Rachel Carson’s inspirations in her fabulous book Under the Sea-Wind, one of my favourites.

    Happy Reading!


    • Awesome choice! The Outermost House is one of my top five all-time fave books. I’ve read it at least once a year since 2003 or 2004. I’m always recommending it to people. I hope you enjoy it, too.

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  2. Some interesting reading you have! They all look intriguing, especially the Joan Didion biography.

    In February I read “The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel” by Katherine Govier. It was not a satisfying read because I couldn’t grasp whether the characters or the landscape were the point of the story. However, she writes about the land (mountains) beautifully, so there’s that.

    Am now reading “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick, which is a lot of fun.


    • I’ve just started the Joan Didion biography, so *fingers crossed* that it is good!

      It’s always so disappointing to read a less-than-satisfying book, isn’t it? At least this one has something going for it, though, which is more than can be said about some books.

      I’ll have to check out the Phaedra Patrick books. Always love hearing about “new” reads.

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  3. I’ve been reading so much online, articles on many things, and editing a friend’s translation of a short story collection that I can’t seem to get back to books. But it’s only because I know The Wee Free Men will wait for me no matter how long it takes. It’s the first book by Terry Pratchett that I’ve started (if you don’t count Good Omens).


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