quick lit – next page, please {february 2020}

If you were here for my What’ I’m Into – Keeping Me Sane for February, you will know that I have been exhausted, dealing with a ton of anxiety and was stressed out.  That made for a very unusual reading month for me. I only completed two and a half books!


  • Save the Cat! Write a Novel by Jessica Brody. I think most of us at some point want to write a novel and I am no exception. But I had no idea where to start.  Save the Cat gave me a place to start.
  • Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr. I first found out about this book in 2012 but it was a case of right book, wrong time. This month, it was right book, right time. I had an epiphany while leaving a meeting this month.  I have been “playing small” in my life. I have been doing less than what I am capable of and even less of what I want to do in the road. Tara (you know I love the book when I call the author by their first name) is going to help me with this.   I’m so happy I read it. I am already implementing a number of strategies and have referenced the book many times since my initial reading.
  • The Girl in the Plane by Katherine Center. True, this is a short story but Goodreads counts it as a book so I am going to also. It is the connecting story between Katherine’s two books: How to Walk Away and Things You Save in the Fire, both of which I have read and enjoyed.

Currently Reading

  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow. I wanted to enjoy this one slowly, especially after hearing Alix Harrow discuss it at the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club meeting in February 2020. I am really looking forward to finishing this up when I am finish reading the books I need to read.
  • The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory. I have loved reading lighter fare during this season and will finish this one soon, if I haven’t already done so, by this post.

I didn’t abandoned any books this month.

What about you? How has this season affected your reading life?  What have you enjoyed recently?

And per usual, I am linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit post.  If you are here, because of her, I’m grateful. Thank you for being here.

enjoy life…

4 thoughts on “quick lit – next page, please {february 2020}

  1. Misty Funk says:

    Hi, Shannan I’m currently reading Tattoos On The Heart by Gregory Boyle. It’s such a heartfelt and tender book! I can’t wait to dig into Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers by Natalie Eve Garrett by Natalie Eve Garrett (and more). I am thinking of everyone out there and wish you all health, peace, and security in this challenging time.

  2. Lisa notes... says:

    I only finished 3 books myself in February so I hear you. And I may not even meet that mark in March. 😦 These are anxious times, both as a community and personally. I just heard tonight that Limestone County (that’s mine) now has a confirmed Coronavirus case.

    May we all just stay home and read.

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