Monthly Wrapup

MONTHLY WRAPUP FEBRUARY 2019

Once again, I meant to post this two weeks ago… even though this is late, I’m still going to upload it and I’ll have an extra post on Wednesday to make up for it, but anyway, let’s get on to this wrapup

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I felt like I just blinked and February was over. I seriously don’t know where the time is going these days, how dare it get ahead of me  😠

I also managed to watch Mamma Mia a total of 7 times this month but that’s another story…

But nevertheless, this was actually a pretty good reading month for me! I read a lot more than I thought I would and even got to some books I’ve been dying to read for a while.

One thing that I didn’t really do much of this month was blog. I feel like I just need to step up my organisational game and actually plan a couple posts every once in a while. But hopefully in March, I’ll be a little more on top of things.

I read a total of 9 books, with a total of 3, 719 pages and had an average rating of 3.7 stars. I’m actually super surprised that I average rating because usually, it’s in the 4-5 range because I might be a little too nice to books sometimes. But I also just read books I know I’m gonna love because I love the author or because a friend recommended it to me. But this month, I branched out a little and I’m glad I did.

In terms of genres, I basically read all fantasy except for one classic that I read for school. I also read 2 retellings this month and I usually don’t read too many retellings so it was nice to have a bit of change. But I seriously need to work on branching out of fantasy and I could definetly do with a contemporary binge sometime soon (shhhh, I know that’s not branching out)

But seriously, I feel like I just need some more contemporary in my life right now so if you have any recommendations for some good ones, please please let me know.

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Ash – Malinda Lo

✦✦½✧✧✧

This is a Cinderella retelling that sadly, did not meet my expectations. I really loved the writing and I thought the setting was beautiful but I think my hopes shot up when I read it was a lesbian Cinderella retelling so I was a little disappointed.

 

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King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo

✦✦✦✦½✧

I honestly enjoyed this book so much. I thought the plot was amazing, the characters were nothing short of perfection and it had it’s own unique Leigh Bardugo flair. I am honestly so excited for the next book because there was so much set up done here and we already KNOW it’s going to be even better.

 

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Lord of the Flies – William Golding

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I had to read this for school and even though I didn’t actually enjoy it per se, I still found it interesting. And for once, I actually enjoyed writing the essay for this book which was basically me trash talking everyone but Simon, the only good this about this book.

 

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Sea Witch – Sarah Henning

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Okay, there are some good things about this book and some not so great things. I adored the setting and the sea-vibes which I have been craving ever since I read To Kill a Kingdom and I liked that it was very quick to read. However, the characters were nothing special, the plot was slightly non-existent and it had pacing issues. But this was another retelling and I actually enjoyed this one which I’m happy about.

 

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The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi

✦✦✦✦½✧

I’m fairly sure this book changed my life. It was just such a refreshing change and I felt like it was so different to what I had been reading recently. I also fell madly in love with all the characters who I am now obsessed with. The plots and heists were also insanely epic and I am crazy excited for the next book in the series.

 

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The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

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This was a reread in preparation for the next book but you have no idea how happy I was when I finally got to read these books. First of all, this book was just as good as I remembered it to be and I felt like I could appreciate Jude so much more the second time.

 

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The Wicked King – Holly Black

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This was one of my top anticipated releases for 2019 and let me just say, it did not disappoint. In fact, it stabbed me 3 times repeatedly and then told me I couldn’t have the next book until 2020. I mean, I thought the Cruel Prince was good but then I read this and my world was changed forever (not to be dramatic or anything…).

 

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Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas

✦✦✦½✧✧

I am so sad that I was disappointed by this. The ToG series is one of my all time favourites and I literally adore Empire of Storms with every fibre of my being. Yet I was still let down by this and there were just so many things that felt unrealistic to me.

 

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Crimes of Grindelwald – J. K. Rowling

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I just wanted to pick this up after being let down by KoA and I also missed the wizarding world a bit too much. While the effects and animation are definetly the strongest part of the movies and it’s obviously not as visible in the screenplay, I still really loved reading this and would happily sell both my kidneys and a lung for Newt Scamander.

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That’s what I accomplished in February! Definetly read some amazing books and also some less amazing books but all in all, it was a pretty great month 😊💖

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Feel free to chat with me anytime. Was February a good reading month for you? What was your favourite book you read?

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