As February is the shortest month of the year, I wasn’t expecting to read 11 books again this month. However, I did read some absolute gems this month! Now we have said goodbye to February, here’s my reading wrap up!
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
I love the trend of women in history books for children, but what I really dislike about them, is how they are mostly America and Europe based, and mostly white women too! Which is highly unfair as there are TONS POC that changed history too. When I browsed Goodreads and I saw this one, I immediately ordered it! I absolutely love this book, the illustrations are beautiful, the stories wonderful and I learned quite a lot of it. I’m so glad this book exists! The only downside is that it’s so short, but I still really recommend it if you love the history of women! I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads and you can buy it here.
Make Do and Mend by the UK Ministry of Information
This tiny little book consists of several pamphlets of the 1940s. Clothing got rationed and people were supposed to make everything last longer to save coupons and money. This was really interesting, you get a lot of tips and tricks on how to repair clothes and how to make your own out of other old clothes! It’s really tiny, but really interesting, but a tiny bit boringly written, which makes sense as these are written for information, not for fun. I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads and you can get your copy here!
a 1950s Mother: Bringing up Baby in the 1950s by Sheila Hardy (review)
This was a really interesting book about childcare, pregnancy and childbirth in the 1950s! The author interviewed several women who had children during the 1950s and what it was lie for them to be pregnant, have baby and bringing up baby during this decade. A really refreshing look on the 1950s that gets skipped in most books, so it was really nice to have this in one book! I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads and you can get your very own copy here!
the Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
Wow, a Poirot read this month? Ground breaking! I’m not a big fan of the early Poirot books, but this is definitely my favourite of the early ones! A very interesting story, but the synopsis is deceiving. The synopsis says Poirot is going to recreate the whole murder on the Blue Train, but this only happens in the last 20 pages of the book and it only lasts for about 15, so don’t believe it! It was a very fun, quick read and I didn’t know who the murderer was until Poirot actually knew (am I turning into Poirot? Who knows!) which was really fun. It is one of the more longer books, but I read this extremely quickly and I really recommend it! I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and you can buy it here.
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
After watching Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Invite Only Casual Dinner Party/Gala For Friends Potluck I fell in love with H.G. Wells, but I never read anything by him! I thought this one would be the best to start, as it’s a really short one. And honestly, I don’t know what to think of it! At times it was really fun and extremely interesting, and at others it was kind of boring. I really don’t know what to think of it! I am glad I read it and I will probably read more by H.G. Wells, as he has me intrigued! I gave this 3 stars on Goodreads and you can buy your copy here.
Horrible Histories: Gruesome Guide to Dublin by Terry Deary
I haven’t read any Horrible Histories in ages, so I read this one in one go. For some weird reason, I never read anything about Irish history, let alone Dublin. I decided to change that by reading this. The book is really short, which is a shame because I feel like there could’ve been told more. I’m happy I read it though! I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads and you can get your copy here!