February 2020 Wrap Up

The shortest month of the year has come and gone! Though it felt like February flew by, I’m happy to be one month closer to Spring! And though I didn’t read as many books as I did in January, this was a great month for wonderful reads. I didn’t rate anything read below a four star and I read my second five star book of the year. Kicking 2020 off right!

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s jump into the wrap up 😊

Books Read

Click on the covers to be taken to the book’s Goodreads page

  1. Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert::★★★★::My review
  2. After the Flood by Kassandra Montag::★★★★::My review
  3. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren::★★★★::My review
  4. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia::★★★★★::My review
  5. The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu::★★★★::Review to come!

Challenges

Popsugar Challenge prompts completed: 4

  1. A book with an upside-down image on the cover (The Kingdom of Back)
  2. A book with a map (After the Flood)
  3. A book by a WOC aka woman of color (Get a Life, Chloe Brown)
  4. A book you picked because the title caught your attention (Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts)

Book Riot Read Harder Challenge prompts completed: 1

  1. Read a book about climate change (After the Flood)

#StartOnYouShelfathon books completed: 1

  1. The Kingdom of Back

Best/Worst Books

We had another five star read this month! The best book of February goes to…

I just loved Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts so much. It made me think of The Westing Game (one of my childhood faves!) the entire time I was reading it. It was like a dip of nostalgia, but fresh and new and dark and wonderful! I loved the Poe references, I loved the mysteries upon mysteries, and I loved Tuesday. This was just a full meal for me and I left feeling very sated ❤

As for my worst book of February… there was none! As you can see, all my other reads were four stars and I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. It would be cruel to arbitrarily pick one to be at the bottom of the stack. So they all get second place *nods*

Reflections

Honestly, this has been the best reading month I’ve had in a long time! I may not have read as many books, but the quality cannot be beat. I’m pretty stoked that I stumbled on a new favorite, too. It’s always the best feeling when you come across a book that you’ve heard absolutely nothing about, get pulled in by the synopsis, and end up falling in love. Ugh, the. best. feeling!

I didn’t have any ARCs for February, so I got a head start on my March ARCs. I finished one (The Kingdom of Back) and will be starting the second (The Last Human) tomorrow. So, if I finish it before March 24th, I’ll have completed all of my 2020 ARCs, so far, before or during their release month! Which is a big deal for me! I told myself I was going to hold off on requesting more ARCs from Netgalley until after March… but then I found Bonds of Brass and Lesley Kara’s newest thriller on there and things happened 🤷‍♀️ But, if I keep my current momentum, I’ll be able to keep up with no problem! Time to watch that Netgalley rating grow!

As for my reading challenges this month wasn’t great, but also wasn’t terrible? I checked off four more Popsugar prompts, which I’m happy about, and I FINALLY read a book that fit a Book Riot Read Harder prompt! I did say I would read at least one last month, so I kept my word, lol.

As for the #StartOnYourShelfathon… heh.

Look, all of my library holds came in at once and what was I to do? Not read them?

*cough*

It’s okay, it’s okay. I currently have zero books out from the library and I’m planning on keeping it that way until I’ve read at least two books from my TBR bookshelf. Hopefully most of my reading in March will be books I already own. I do want to finish my March ARC and start my April ARC, but, other than that, I can focus on knocking books off my owned TBR. March is the month, friends, I’m writing it into being!

To wrap up the wrap up, February was a wonderful month for reading! I’m bringing this nothing-less-than-four-stars energy into the rest of 2020. Though I didn’t check off too many challenge prompts, I’m still liking my momentum, especially when it comes to my ARCs. I feel like 2020 is just going to be a great reading year for me. Let’s hope I feel like this in December!


What did you read in February? Did you have a great reading month, as well? Any new bests or worsts? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

6 thoughts on “February 2020 Wrap Up

  1. Ugh, I’m more than ready for spring myself! Ready for some warmer weather for a change. I really need to read Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts! It sounds fabulous, and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. I’m impressed that you got a jump on your March ARCs! I feel like I’m always running behind. xD

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    • We’ve had a couple of days in the 60s and my body is ready! Tuesday Mooney was such a surprising fave and I hope you do check it out 😊 I’m trying to make a concentrated effort on keeping up with my ARCs. Usually, I’m waaaaaay behind, lol.

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      • I knooow. We were like neighbors, sitting together in the slacker space, fighting to keep up. And look at you, up and ditching me back here to run ahead. 😛 Pfffft.

        We had a 60 day this week. And then immediately following, a 30 day. I think I got whiplash.

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