Hello readers! February is the shortest month of the year, but I always feel like it crawls by, and this year was no exception. I didn’t get as much reading done this month as I would have liked, however, many of those I did read were rather long and heavy so I had to pace myself. It’s finally March though, and there are some amazing books to look forward to this month, from Chain of Iron to Rule of Wolves – I can’t wait!
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 27/100
Book of the Month
The year is 1940, and three women answer a mysterious summons to the country estate of Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, learning upon arrival that they are to join teams that work to break codes in intercepted German military communications.
Wealthy Canadian born debutante Osla has everything, but longs to prove herself as more than just another society girl, and gains the opportunity when her proficiency in German lands her a position translating decoded enemy messages. Mab has worked hard to give herself an education and a brighter future than the poverty she grew up in. She works the codebreaking machines, even as she looks for the security a husband will bring, all the while concealing a dark secret. Then there is meek Beth, the village spinster, who has been cowed by her domineering mother all her life and made to believe she is worthless. But Osla and Mab see potential in her talent for puzzles and when she becomes one of the few female cryptanalysts at Bletchley, her true genius begins to shine through. With the extreme secrecy that the job requires, the three of them soon become close friends.
Fast forward to 1947, the three women, once close friends are now enemies, torn apart by secrets and betrayal, but they meet again reluctantly when Beth, who has been confined to an asylum under false pretences, manages to reach out at last with critical information she was shut away for knowing. There was and still is a traitor among the group at Bletchley Park, and they must get back together to break one last code to find the evidence.
Books I Read in February 2021
- Woods of Silver and Light (Storyteller’s Series #2) – Victoria McCombs (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟) [Blog Tour]
- Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #2) – Holly Jackson (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟.5)
- A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) – Brigid Kemmerer (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Sing Me Forgotten – Jessica S Olsen (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟.5)
- The Rose Code – Kate Quinn (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Namesake (Fable #2) – Adrienne Young (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya #2) – Hafsah Faizal (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) – Laini Taylor (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- The Game – Linsey Miller (🌟🌟🌟.5)
- Breaking Damian – Eren Morgul (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Astérix the Gaul (Astérix #1) – Goscinny & Uderzo (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Other Posts & Reviews This Month
Have you read any of these books or do you plan to? What was your reading month like? Let’s chat in the comments below!