It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!
The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile. The more books I read, the more books I can buy. The more books I can buy, the more books I can read. It’s a win-win, right?
Books I Read in February
Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale – 5*
Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang – 4*
Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Sharks by Katie and Kevin Tsang – 4*
To Be Perfectly Honest by Jess Vallance – 3*
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – 2*
New Erotica for Feminists by Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston and Carrie Wittmer – 4*
Hunger by Roxane Gay – 5*
The Colour of Shadows by Phyllida Shrimpton – 2*
The Rumour by Lesley Kara – 4*
Trust Her by Jess Vallance – 2*
In At The Deep End by Kate Davies – 5*
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 5*
Book of the Month
It would seem that February was the month for 5* reads, with four books being awarded that elusive rating. It must be a new record for me. If you had asked me earlier in the month what my book of the month was, I would have immediately said Hunger by Roxane Gay. However, I ended up borrowing The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid from the library on a whim, and it took me by complete surprise. I absolutely LOVED it! It really is as good as everyone says it is. Another book that should get a special mention is In At The Deep End by Kate Davies. I won’t say too much at this stage, as I am currently trying to put my frenzied handwritten scribbles into a somewhat readable blog post.
Even though I read quite a lot in February, I ended up veering away from my actual TBR. My first assignment from college took over my life towards the end of the month, and I didn’t read Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard, despite it being one of my most anticipated releases of the year. Fierce Fragile Hearts is a book that deserves my undivided attention, and I will make sure I read it before my next college assignment.
A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven | On The Come Up by Angie Thomas | The Quiet At The End of the World by Lauren James
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven was one of my favourite books of 2018, so you can imagine how happy I was to find out that I had won a copy of the sequel, A Girl Called Shameless. Set two months after the events of TEOOO, we are reunited with Izzy O’Neill and the #BitchesBiteBack squad once more to take on another bout of slut-shaming. I am already anticipating another 5* read. No pressure.
I am proud to be one of the millions of readers who loved The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and I also know I wasn’t alone in eagerly anticipating her second novel, On The Come Up. I have been trying not to read too much about this book as I want to go into it knowing as little as possible so I can enjoy the full ride. I have the highest of expectations.
The Loneliest Girl In The Universe was a book that I didn’t expect to love as much as I did, so when I saw that Waterstones had early copies of Lauren James’ latest release, The Quiet At The End of the World, I couldn’t resist picking up a copy. I was feeling pretty low on Friday, so obviously, a brand new book was the remedy. The cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous and I have a feeling the story inside its pages is going to be just as good.
What will you be reading in March?