Friday, 9 March 2018

What I Read in February

Last month when I said this year was the year of Oz, I wasn't lying! haha, I only managed 4 books this month but they were all Oz! Added to the 5 I was ever so happy to have gotten through last month,  my total is now 9...which is annoying because I like even numbers and multiples of five (I know, I'm weird).

Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum
1st - 5th
Those of you who have seen the live-action Disney production from 1985, Return to Oz, may like to read this as the main plot is derived from this story. If you have not seen it, it is pretty dark and still freaks me out as an adult, let alone as a child. Thankfully, the book doesn't come across quite as scary though obviously does include things like the Wheelers and Princess Langwidere's hall of heads!
I loved reading it and picturing those things I could pick out from the movie as usually, I read the book before the movie.

Dorothy and The Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
9th - 20th
You would think that by this point it would be clutching at straws and taking it too far for Dorothy to be going to Oz yet again, but as always it works. Maybe it's just me. I dunno but I thought this was another great storyline, different from the others but detailed and a fun adventure through another fairyland, plus it was lovely to get to know the Wizard better.

The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
21st - 25th 
Although the books manage to make going back to Oz not seem like a reach, writing about my thoughts on them is...Sooo I haven't really anything to say except, 'as above'.

The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum
25th - 1st
At this point do we really need to write anything at all? In this story, we don't just see Dorothy return to Oz (for the 5th time) but Aunt Em and Uncle Henry come too, which gives us a nice dynamic. Apparently, this was meant to be Baum's very last Oz story and knowing that before reading it you can tell! Having re-read the Narnia series late year I can kind of compare the feeling of this to the feeling of reading The Last Battle and that could be the reason I gave it only four stars in comparison to the rest receiving five. I subconsciously was annoyed it was going to end I guess? haha


I'm sure you've noticed by now but I'm far from a 'book blogger' and these posts have never and will never include proper reviews, they're rather just a compilation of what I read and whether I liked it or not. Simple! I'm loving reading everything I am right now and hope it continues.
Keep up with what I'm reading by checking out my Goodreads page here and let me know in the comments what you have been reading lately. I'd love to hear about anything you've been particularly enjoying.

Check out my previous posts in this series -
What I Read in January 2018
What I Read in 2017
What I Read This Quarter [October - December]
What I Read This Quarter [July - September]
What I Read This Quarter [April - June]
What I Read This Quarter [January - March] 
What I Read in 2016 


  1. Well done for reading 4 books! That is great! xx

  2. I loved that this was an Oz month! I've never read any of the Oz books so I really need to try and keep an eye out for these and read them when I can. - Tasha

    1. Me too haha! Oh if you have an android phone you can get L Frank Baums complete works for either free or 99p, I can't remember which, but it has everything!!


  3. Glad you're still enjoying reading!! The Oz books look really interesting, I've never read any of them! x x

    1. You haven't?! :O If you don't mind 'children's classics', I'd say go for it!