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February Reading Recap

It's been about a month since I last linked up with It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Since that time I've done quite a bit of reading and have managed to post a few reviews! It's a miracle!

On the home front, February was a fun month partly because my daughter and I both got to celebrate our birthdays, mine at the beginning of the month and hers just this past weekend. I also got back into Instagram, which has been a lot of fun. My friend Kim at The Kim Six Fix hosted a month-long photo challenge, which was a blast. I think I'm going to join her March one too. You can follow me on Instagram at mybookretreat. Her challenges are for all types of bloggers so it's been fun to try to find a way to pull reading into her prompts!

As far as reading goes, here are the books that I read since my last update at the end of January (click on the images to see my reviews):




Now Reading:
I'm now reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance for my March book club. I'm about …

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Genre: thriller
Published: February 21, 2017
Format: ebook (NetGalley)
Source: publisher
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Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? You will after reading Clare Mackintosh's latest release I See You. Told from the perspectives of two women, one who appears to be targeted by a criminal and the other who is the police officer working the case, this psychological thriller will have you looking over your own shoulder by the end.

Zoe is a typical working mother who takes the Underground through London to her office every day. Like most commuters, she has a routine that she follows every day, leaving home at the same time, sitting in the same train car, taking the same route to work from the station. It's habit. But she starts to realize this may not be a good idea after seeing her own photo in an advertisement in the newspaper. Another woman who appears in the advertisement is murdered and Zoe starts to ge…

Book Review: Ashes by Steven Manchester

Title: Ashes
Author: Steven Manchester
Genre: contemporary fiction
Published: February 21, 2017
Format: paperback (advanced reading copy)
Source: author
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Jason and Tom Prendergast may be brothers but they haven't had anything to do with each other for years. Raised by an abusive single father, the boys went their separate ways and never looked back. But when their father dies, his last impact on their lives is to push them together into a road trip across the country to spread his ashes and receive some sort of mysterious reward. Neither brother wants to take the trip, but they can't resist the potential inheritance that may be waiting for them at the end.

Ashes by Steven Manchester takes us along for the ride while Jason and Tom are forced to spend an entire week in a car together, unwillingly revisiting their past because of the one man that they both can agree to hate. The frustrations of hearing them speak but not listen to each other, and the hu…