The second month of the year is OVER–wow!
This month felt so weird–like it was speedy by, but also like each day dragged, and I had a lot of rainy, lazy weekends, and I didn’t beat myself up over it. I read some REALLY good books in February, a classic I’d been meaning to finish my entire life, a lot of graphic novels, and I feel really oerwhelmed with how long my TBR still is, but we are making progress!
For my book clubs this month, I read Begin Again, Snowstorm in August, and Transcendent Kingdom. Transcendent Kingdom really blew me away—beautiful prose! It definitely makes me want to read Homegoing…but that’s a conversation for another day.
I didn’t read that many ARCs this month but I DID read the new Emily Henry, and it was as excellent as you might imagine! Gita Trelease’s sequel to Enchantee/All That Glitters was out, and I actually re-read the first one before reading the second–are you impressed?
Lots of graphic novels this month too: mostly juvenile or middle grade, but most pretty good! The Sapiens one was a lil overwhelming though, tbh. Maybe because I hadn’t read the book before? Catherine’s War made me cry like a baby. Allergic was also great!
I also read When You Trap a Tiger this month, which won the 2021 Newbery, and WOW. Blew me away! The Newbery winning books are always great (except..you know…THAT one) but wow, middle grade HITS hard doesn’t it? Give it a read ASAP–no matter your age.
Overall, I read 27 books in February, which is SO MANY considering I also spent 8 days reading War and Peace ad pretty much nothing else. Thanks graphic novels and books that were so good I didn’t want to put them down.
Here’s what I read in February:
- Conservative: Knowing What to Keep
- Super Fake Love Song (audio)
- Breaking Up with Busy
- All That Glitters
- Everything That Burns (ARC)
- Long Way Down: Graphic Novel
- Catherine’s War
- The Last Train to Key West (audio)
- War and Peace
- Allergic (ARC)
- Snow Storm in August (A lil audio, a lil print) (DAR Book Club)
- Transcendent Kingdom (BOTM, DAR Book Club)
- Yorick and Bones
- Cat Kid Comic Club
- The Dating Plan (BOTM)
- Sapiens: A Graphic History
- Unfinished (audio)
- People We Meet on Vacation (ARC)
- Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott
- Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery (ARC)
- Begin Again (Yoga Book Club)
- When You Trap a Tiger
- The Wife Upstairs (BOTM)
- 28 Summers
- Patience & Esther
I feel like I had a pretty productive February, considering I did read the entirety of War and Peace during the shortest month of the year!
This March, I have a lil trip planned, so I’m taking Legendborn with me! I’m also hoping to read Amelia Unabridged, The Heiress Gets a Duke, Untamed, Of Princes and Promises, Malibu Rising, Sunkissed (the new Kasie West), A Court of Silver Flames, Kate in Waiting, and a few graphic novels, including Plain Janes, Check Please 2, The Crossover GN, etc.
What’s the best thing you read in February?