Literary Pursuits

What I Read in February

February was a light reading month for me. I’m not sure why other than I was doing a good bit of extra research getting ready to lead our Sunday evening Bible study. I guess that’s a good reason.

I also started and bailed on several books recently. I’m not one to feel obligated to finish every book I start. There are too many good books out there to make myself finish one I’m not enjoying. However, those unfinished books do account for some of my reading time.

Here’s what I managed to fit in.

My star ratings are according to GoodReads definitions:

  1. Did not like it
  2. It was ok
  3. Liked it
  4. Really liked it
  5. It was amazing

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission on your Amazon purchase. Also, most books I read and recommend are from a Christian worldview. I make no apology for that.

Review Books

Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War by Mary Davis

My Rating

World War II novel about the WASP program. Read my review.

Christian Fiction

Winterflight by Joseph Bayly

My Rating

A dystopian novel that definitely made me think even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped. Interestingly, it was first published in 1981.


Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson

My Rating

Intriguing sci-fi. I may or may not eventually read others in the series.

Graphic Novel

In His Steps by Charles M. Shelden

My Rating

I’ve had this “comic book” adaptation on my shelf for years. I finally picked it up and read it. I would definitely give the original more stars. I’m not impressed with this version.


Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick

My Rating

Well-researched narrative account of the first generations of humanity.


1984 by George Orwell

My Rating

It just seemed like it was time for a re-read (or a re-listen, actually). I never have enjoyed this book, but there are parts that have eerily come to pass, particularly the contradictory “newspeak.” Yeah, I don’t buy that 2+2=5 and I never will.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

My Rating

YA science fiction. This one didn’t grab me like I thought it would.

Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund

My Rating

Book 1 of the Waters of Time series. As you might imagine, it’s a time-travel romance.


I’m currently following a year-long Bible reading plan on the YouVersion app called Four Streams. It goes through the Old Testament once, the New Testament 4 times, Psalms twice, and Proverbs 3 times over the course of a year. These are the books I completed in February:

  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Solomon
  • John
  • I Corinthians
  • II Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • I Thessalonians
  • II Thessalonians
  • I Timothy
  • II Timothy
  • Philemon
  • Titus

What have you been reading recently? Any recommendations?

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