February was tragic to be blunt. From Abbot’s horrible letter to DFPS to investigate gender affirming behavior as “child abuse” to Russia invading Ukraine, my heart goes out to all the families and people fleeing Ukraine, as well as young to old going back to Ukraine to fight for their country, and my heart also goes out to all the young trans people who are being wrongfully attacked. Please know that you are wanted, loved, and so, so precious. To anyone who needs help, please reach out. With everything going on, escaping into books was one way to deal with all the bad news.
I read a total of 11 books in February which was a total of 4,048 pages.
Reading Challenge: 20/100 (4 books ahead of schedule)
Gosh, this novel was so cute! I absolutely loved Margot in Written in the Stars, and fell more in love with her in this one!!
This was okay. I was all for the girls going after their abusers after the police failed them, but it felt like the plot was a bit lost in the middle.
This novel was beautiful at points but at others was a bit weird in how Muslims were described. I also felt like the last 5-10 chapters were cut out of the book.
Such a great book about anxiety disorder, especially in kids. It was a real precious book about blended families as well. The Typhoid Mary aspect of the novel was not as present as much in the novel as it leads you to think.
A lot more horrific novel than I was expecting. The story itself was great, as a way to show blind patriotism and fanaticism. The author felt a bit pretentious, as well as not knowing how to write teenage girls.
One of my favorite poets! Eavan Boland writes about being a woman, Irish, immigration, and being a woman poet in such beautiful words.
I was super disappointed in this novel. I explain it a lot more in my review of it, but basically, I thought the characters were pretty horrible people with not a lot of redeeming qualities.
This novel!! Oh my god!! This novel, I need someone to talk about this novel with because it’s so beautiful and heartbreaking and gorgeous!
I found this to be a fun, humorous, light-hearted novel. I love Jane Austen and she does a great job in writing relationships. I will say it’s on the low end in my ranking of Austen novels.
I didn’t think I would love the sequel more than the first novel, but Benjamin Alire Saenz proved me wrong. As I texted my friends afterwards, this novel ripped opened my chest and tore about my still beating heart, then managed to stitch me back together afterwards in a more beautiful way.
A fuller review of this will soon be forthcoming, but right now I’ll say that I was a bit disappointed with it. I didn’t really connect to the characters and the storytelling didn’t feel fleshed out as well as it should be.
Comparison & Stats
- 9 Books
- 2,738 Pages
- 56% Medium Pace
- 44% Slow pace
- 24% Nonfiction
- 4 Books were Contemporary
- Average rating: 4.14
- 11 Books
- 55% Medium Pace
- 36% Slow Pace
- 9% Fast pace
- 6 Books were Young Adult
- Average rating: 3.91
What was your February reading like? How did it compare to January? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Reading Darlings!