I succeeded in cutting back on my purchasing, only adding five books to my shelves. And instead of reading several short, light works, I finished two longer, complicated novels and one very heavy non-fiction work.
Let's get into the books I read first.
The first book I finished was Christ Indwelling and Enthroned, by J. Oswald Sanders. I have read works by Sanders before, but this is different in that it is a collection of fourteen sermons he gave. I got so much out of this book, and it was heavily convicting while still being encouraging. I gave it 5 stars.
After that I finished Let the Right One In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist. I wrote a full review of it, so please check that out. I gave it 3.5 stars.
The last book I finished this month was Brandon Sanderson's The Final Empire, the first book in the Mistborn Trilogy. I read this for the #yearofcosmere readalong, and I absolutely adored it. I will be writing a full review of it soon, but just know that I gave it 4.5 stars.
Now for the books I purchased...
In January, I flew through the first three books in the Mortal Instruments Series, by Cassandra Clare. After taking a hiatus to read other things, I bought the last three books to complete the series.
Whilst perusing Book Outlet, two other books caught my eye, as well.
One was Dark Invasion, by Howard Blum, a non-fiction book about a German terrorist cell that hid in New York during World War I and the police officers who found it. The other was a collection of three novellas by Yoko Ogawa called The Diving Pool. I have never read any of Ogawa's work, but she is highly acclaimed, and I am really excited to add more Japanese literature to my collection.
Those are all the books I read and bought in February. What was your favorite read or purchase this month? Tell me in the comments below.