February 2021 Wrap Up

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Look at me getting to my monthly wrap up before the middle of the month 😂 One day, I’ll be a blogger that is actually on the ball. One day…

Anyways! As you can tell by the header, today I’ll be going over my reading from the month of February. Though it is the shortest month of the year, I somehow managed to read the most books I have in a long time. I got through nine books and, though that probably doesn’t seem like much, it’s a ton for me! I also rather enjoyed my reading, which is always a great thing. This is also turning into the year of the buddy read and I ain’t mad about it. But more on that later! For now, let’s get to the wrap up.

Books Read

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Book: Bad Habits by Flynn Meany

Rating: ★★★★

Thoughts: I read this book for a The Write Reads blog tour. This was a fun and interesting look at feminism at a Catholic boarding school. It made me legit laugh out loud, though I do wish more time had been spent showing the main character’s growth. Still, I had a good time with this one! You can read my full review here.

Book: The Darkwater Bride by Marty Ross

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: This was an Audible Original that I picked up awhile ago. The cover looked creepy and it has a full cast, so I was in! This ended up being… fine? Nothing spectacular, nothing terrible. It was overall pretty meh, if I’m being honest, but the full cast made it much better than it would have been if I had read this physically!

Book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: After reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd with some of the Write Reads gang last month, I jumped at the chance to join their Hercule Poirot buddy read! The book for February was The Murder on the Links but, to catch up, I had to read this one first. I enjoyed it, though it’s not my favorite Christie. It was fun seeing Poirot in his first book appearance, though.

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#5OnMyTBR – Retelling

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!

Hello, reader!

Welcome to March! I do love when a month begins on a Monday. I don’t know why, it just feels ✨right✨. Today, I’m doing another 5 On My TBR because there was no way I was skipping this week’s theme. Why? Because we’ll be discussing five retellings on my to be read pile! I love retellings! It’s probably my second favorite trope after books about books. That means that I have tons to choose from, lol. After shifting through my TBR, though, I’ve picked out the five that I’m the most eager to read.

#1. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

This is a retelling of One Thousand and One Nights that I’ve been eager to read for quite some time. I’ve read one book from this author before that I really loved and I love the concept of this! A woman that is seeking revenge on a prince and keeps in his good graces by telling him stories every night. It sounds like it’s going to be an intense time and I can’t wait!

#2. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

I’ve recently discovered that The Count of Monte Cristo is, perhaps, my favorite classic that I’ve ever read. So, when you pitch me a Monte Cristo retelling that stars a woman and is sapphic, you know I’m going to want to read it! This book sounds incredible! I know the sequel is set to come out this year, as well, so I now I can pick it up without having to worry about waiting too long for the conclusion. Give me all the revenge plots, yas!

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