Hello, my fellow book lovers! In February, I read a total of 10 books! Because it’s Black History Month, I read a couple of books written by black authors and I participated in ContemporaryAThon. The latter wasn’t a huge success, which is why I didn’t post a wrap-up post.
I also read ten books last month, so I will try to read that many books each month from now on. I have no idea whether that’s going to be possible, but I want to try nonetheless for two reasons:
- It’s easier to keep track of my progress;
- Once I finish those ten books, I can read a big book for the rest of the month. That way, I’ll finally have a chance to pick up those intimidating reads.
I will start with the books I enjoyed the least and end with the one I liked the most. I didn’t hate a single book I read this month, but the majority was just okay… When you click on the graphic, you will be brought to the book’s Goodreads page.
Sadly I didn’t enjoy reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. The sequel Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix features Jade whom I find more intriguing, but since I didn’t like anything about this novel, I doubt I’ll give it a chance. I rated this two stars because it certainly isn’t an awful book, but I just wasn’t a fan. You can read my full review here.
Take Your Medicine was a typical three star read for me: it was okay. I absolutely adore the cover; unfortunately the story didn’t live up to it. You can read my full review here.
I wanted to love An American Marriage but mainly because of Roy’s sexist behaviour, I ultimately didn’t enjoy this. I gave this novel three out of five stars because I was invested enough to finish it, but the third part in particular ruined the book for me. You can read my full review here.
I enjoyed this middle grade novel, but there were a lot of (in my opinion) problematic content I could’ve lived without. You can read my full review here.
I definitely recommend reading Wild Beauty if you haven’t yet. This was my first magical realism story, so it was very unique. I especially liked the characters. That said, it didn’t live up to the hype for me. I didn’t get used to the writing style, but I plan on reading more of this author’s work in the future. You can read my full review here.
I enjoyed reading Love, Hate and Other Filters, but didn’t absolutely love it because of personal reasons. Those won’t stop me from recommending this book, especially to fans of young adult contemporary romances. You can read my full review here.
I was bored at times while reading They Both Die At the End, but I would still recommend this novel because it’s about celebrating life. It’s really sad and stressful at times, so keep that in mind. I rated this four stars. You can read my full review here.
I listened to the audiobook of A Kind of Freedom on a whim and I am pleased I did. This is a multi-generational story about three members of an African-American family, written by a black woman. I liked each point-of-view equally: each character had a distinct voice and was complex. Authors who are able to pull that off seamlessly deserve a lot of praise in my opinion. You can read my full review here.
The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One absolutely took me by surprise! I never read poetry because it isn’t my cup of tea, but I plan on buying a finished copy of this and The Princess Saves Herself in this One. You can read my full review on Goodreads!
Piecing Me Together is my first five star read of 2018! I read this during ContemporaryAThon and it absolutely deserves the hype it has received! In my opinion, this book is perfect, so check it out if you haven’t yet! You can read my full review here.
It has been a while since I didn’t finish a book, but sadly, I had to DNF a couple of books in February:Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was on my list of books I need to read in 2018. I started listening to this on audiobook, but I gave up halfway through. I didn’t care about it and since I don’t own physical copies of the rest of the series, I didn’t feel pressured enough to continue it. I wrote a short review on Goodreads, which you can find here.
I didn’t want to DNF This Will Be My Undoing, but I had to because of self care reasons. I don’t want to elaborate since this is all very new for me, but the mentions of sex and pornography in particular were very triggering. I really wish I could continue this, but I tried and it was too difficult for me. I wrote a short review on Goodreads, which you can find here.
I also post other content besides reviews 🙂 Check out these blogposts if you haven’t yet:
- Anticipated February 2018 book releases (x)
New Year’s Resolutions book tag (x)
- My bookshelves – January 2018 (x)
- Down the TBR Hole round 8 (x)
- Top 10 Tuesday: books with queer characters of colour on my TBR (x)
- 20 Questions book tag (x)
- Bookstagram: Should I Stay or Should I Go? | book chat (x)
- Books I Want to Read Because of Certain Readers | on my TBR (x)
- February 2018 book haul (x)
So this was my February 2018 wrap-up! Which books did you read this month?
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