February was a crazy busy month for me, but also an exciting one. So many things were going on in my person life, because we bought a house! I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted this month, which was a bummer! I didn’t get to read any books for my Reading the Alphabet challenge, but I did get to read a few other books and started a couple others to finish in March. You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.
Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of February.
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur – 3 out of 5 stars.
I read Rupi’s book Milk and Honey last year, so I wanted to check out more of her work. I flew through the poems in The Sun and Her Flowers. They were good and I liked them. I really liked the illustrations that went along with some of the poems as well.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – 5 out of 5 stars.
I am so happy that I continued with the Six of Crows series, because I ended up loving Crooked Kingdom so much. I loved it a lot more than Six of Crows, although Six of Crows was still pretty awesome!! I had so much fun reading it and my heart….so many feels. When I started Six of Crows, I found there is going to eventually be a book three in this series so I am happy that I finally read it. I am STOKED there will be another book! I need more of this series and of these characters.
Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell – 5 out of 5 stars – Review.
I really loved Just for Clicks. Amazing characters and relationships. I loved that it was more family and friendship driven. Such a fun story. It was interesting reading about social media and being internet famous. It’s very relevant to today and I think a lot of people can relate. Feel free to check out my review for me.
Verity by Colleen Hoover – 3 out of 5 stars.
I liked Verity, but a lot of it was predictable and the story didn’t blow me away like I hoped it would. There was one moment I was a little surprised, but not enough to “wow” me. I was hoping for more from it, especially because it’s so hyped and everyone seems to love it. I’m starting to question my love for Colleen Hoover books, to be honest. There was a time where I loved every single one, but her last few weren’t my favorite, including this one. UGHH.
The Little Star: A Story of Who and What You Are by Randy Richburg – 5 out of 5 stars – Review.
The Little Star is a children’s book, but I thought it was great! It was sad, but it was also happy. Easy to read and tells and illustrates a mother’s love for her children perfectly. The illustrations were amazing and so colorful. The book itself is linked to Amazon instead of Goodreads, because I didn’t see it on their site yet. I really enjoyed it and I think that a lot of parents (especially mothers) would love it.
Currently Reading Books:
These are the books that I started to read in the month of February, but didn’t get a chance to finish them yet.
A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
A Soldier and a Liar and Rayne & Delilah are February ARCs that I started, but didn’t get the chance to finish. I will continue with them next month and hopefully get my reviews up ASAP. So far I am enjoying them. I was actually hoping that I finished Rayne & Delilah yesterday, but sadly I got busy throughout the day and didn’t get the chance. I should have it finished today though.
In March, I think I am going to try to stay focused on ARCs. I have these two that I need to finish and some that are coming up in April that I want to get a head start on and reviews written before release dates; crossing fingers. So when I am not working and doing house things, I plan to read as many ARCs as possible starting with the ones that I am currently reading! I also have a couple library holds released to me, so I may try to sneak those in this month if possible. 😛 Once I get caught up and ahead with my ARCs, then I’ll be able to jump back into my backlist for my Reading the Alphabet challenge.
What did you read in February? What do you hope to read in March? Feel free to link me to your wrap up posts!
My birthday is this weekend (on Sunday!) and it also happens to my my childhood best friend’s wedding that day as well. I am really excited for both! We’ll probably go out to breakfast (hubby, sister, and I) since my friend’s wedding it at 4:30pm. I think it’ll be a pretty fun day. Plus….free dinner, drinks, and cake on my birthday? Sounds good to me, haha. 😛 I’m super stoked for them though!
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Book Haul|| February.
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21 thoughts on “Wrap Up|| February.”
I can’t wait to hear what you think of Jeff Zenter’s book! Also, congrats on the new house and great reading month.
Jeff Zentner’s new book was so amazing! Loved it! 😀 Thanks!
Good to know! 🙂
Happy early birthday! How fun that it falls on the weekend. That’s always the best for birthday celebrations!!
I read a few books in the “Red Queen” series by Victoria Aveyard in February, plus a book called “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter. The Red Queen books were okay, but “The Good Daughter” was pretty good! Also, I LOVE the idea of the Reading the Alphabet challenge. I’m definitely going to look into that more. It sounds so fun!
Have a great weekend!
Thank you! 🙂 I’ve read a couple books from The Red Queen series, but ended up stopping after a few chapters into the third book. I loved the first book so much, but the second book wasn’t that great and I couldn’t get into the third so I just stopped reading them. I’ll have to look up The Good Daughter!
Agreed! That’s exactly how I felt about it. I finished the third book, but it was tough lol and I was just so bored by the end. It’s a shame because you’re right, the series started out so strong!
Yay for Crooked Kingdom! I love both books and I was stoked when I heard we are getting another book in the future. I need more of that world! Also, yay for March birthdays! Combined with a wedding it should be a superfun day… Have a wonderful weekend!
I can’t wait until the third one comes out. Hopefully there is more information on it really soon now that King of Scars has released. Maybe she’ll be able to focus on that third book now! Haha. Thanks!
Fingers crossed! I might pospone King Of Scars until I know more about book three so the wait would feel less long haha.
Hooray for the new house! I love seeing pictures of it, so cute! Especially the giant tree in the backyard! I’m glad you ended up loving Crooked Kingdom. I’m so glad there is going to be a third book now.
Thanks 😀 Hopefully we can get some more stuff done to the house and I can take some more pictures haha. I’m glad there is going to be a third book too. Hopefully we’ll get more information on it soon.
Ahhh happy early birthday, Ashley, I hope you’ll have an amazing time!! ❤ ❤
Thank you, Marie! ❤ 🙂
You crack me up that your definition of not reading a lot is my equivalent of reading a ton lol. Still so excited for you about the new house- woohoooo!
Thanks! It’s exciting about now owning a house. I just want to get everything fixed up exactly like I want it though and that takes time and money…so kind of frustrating! haha, but still exciting!
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Happy early birthday, Ashley! I hope you have an amazing day!
I plan on reading Crooked Kingdom this March, and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it even more than the first one. I think I’ll really love this series, and I don’t know why I’ve been putting off this second book for so long! It’s been over a year since I last read Six of Crows, so I really need to finish it ASAP.
Will be looking forward to reading your thoughts about the ARCs you have. Hope you have an amazing March! ❣️
Thank you! 🙂
I hope you enjoy Crooked Kingdom! It was so amazing. I’ve been putting off reading the series for years, but finally did this year. I hope you have an amazing March as well! ❤
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