February Reading Wrap Up

February Reading Wrap UpFebruary was a really good month for me overall! For starters, it’s my birthday month and I was able to celebrate with family and friends multiple times. And I read some really good books too!

I started the month out with a bang with a book I devoured and wound up rating a five. Most everything else I read was good to great for me, along with a reread of Harry Potter when I was in need of some comfort listening. I did come across one book that just didn’t keep my interest and wound up not finishing. But I’m trying to get better at putting books down when they don’t work for me, so I’m actually counting that as a win.

Ready to see what I read and reviewed?


Books I reviewed:

Past Due for Murder, by Victoria Gilbert

Past Due for Murder wasn’t the strongest book so far in this series but still quite enjoyable.
dotted line separatorStrange the Dreamer, by Laini TaylorI devoured Strange the Dreamer and would urge just about anyone to at least give it a shot.
dotted line separatorThe Book of Essie, by Meghan Maclean WeirThe Book of Essie was a compelling and powerful story that explores big and current themes.

dotted line separatorElai Nelson and the Storm on the Sand, by Michael BanElai Nelson and the Storm on the Sand  was an entertaining installment in this YA fantasy trilogy.

dotted line separatorJustice Gone, by N. Lombardi Jr.Justice Gone is a crime thriller that deals with issues relevant to modern American society.

Books I read but haven’t reviewed:

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen

How Will You Measure Your Life? was an inspiring and motivational read.
dotted line separatorHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. RowlingI listened to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when I was in the mood for a comfort read and it was exactly what I was looking for!dotted line separatorA Different Blue, by Amy HarmonI lost interest in A Different Blue before it ever really got going.dotted line separatorThe Mother-In-Law, by Sally HepworthThe Mother-In-Law was a tale of domestic suspense and family drama that not only explored the mother-daughter-in-law relationship but also the complex relationships amidst an entire family and proved to be quite intriguing.

Other posts this month:

5 Different Types of Romance Books to Read Around Valentine's Day

In 5 Different Types of Romance Books to Read Around Valentine’s Day, I mentioned some of the sub-genres of romance that I tend to gravitate towards this time of year. Read the full blog post HERE.
dotted line separatorHow do you react to dystopian fiction?In How Do You React to Dystopian Fiction, I wanted to talk about some of the most common reactions I’ve seen to dystopian fiction and find out how other readers respond as well. Read the full post HERE.


On the stack for next month:

March 2019 TBR

My March TBR is sitting right in my happy place with two review copies, two library books, and two books I own. I’ve been eager to get my hands on a copy of Evermore since reading the first book in that duology, Everless. And Little Darlings was one of the books on my top 10 most anticipated releases of 2019! I’m also excited to dig into the rest of these too, as they all sound like stories I’ll find interesting. Here’s for hoping they all live up to my expectations!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

9 thoughts on “February Reading Wrap Up

  1. I, too, am reading a childhood dystopian novel: Fahrenheit 451. My mom recently listened to the audiobook and said it was amazing, if you’re interested. It’s narrated by actor Tim Robbins. My theatre is also putting on the play version of F451 this weekend.

    I read Hidden Figures shortly after the movie came out and felt extremely disappointed. The movie and book don’t match, the book itself felt all over the place….if you’re interested, you can find the review on my blog. Just type in Hidden Figures in the search box.

    Here’s what I’m reading this month: https://grabthelapels.com/2019/03/01/march-the-list/

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    1. That’s so funny that you’re reading Fahrenheit 451! I remember reading that when I was younger and really loving it so I recently picked up another copy to read again as an adult.

      I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed with Hidden Figures. I loved the movie and was given the book as a gift so was hoping to read it this month and get a more in depth story than you see won’t the movie. Oh well, guess I’ll find out for myself soon…


      1. You’ll get more depth with Hidden Figures, but I think what happened with the film is they took things that several women did and put them all into one character to tighten up the story line. I thought I would read loads more about the main characters from the film, but the information was attributed to many people.

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