Hi everyone, I can't believe we're already posting a recap for February! Where did this last month go? Mine mainly consisted of reading with a Starbucks, I wasn't able to do one without the other! And I had been meaning to catch up on my goal with Goodreads, but I'm still a few books behind, still February wasn't too bad of a month. Here's what Rachel and I got up to!
Number of Books read:
Jasprit: 4 stars
Rachel: 5 stars
Jasprit: 2 stars
Rachel: 2.5 stars
Jasprit: Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler
The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray
Twinmaker by Sean Williams
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
Gunmetal Magic by Illona Andrews
The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand
Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
Best read of last month:
Jasprit: It's going to have to be Unsticky by Sarra Manning, several bloggers had recommended this book to me, and I can't believe I took so long in giving it a go, I had so much fun with this adult title, that I can't wait to pick up more adult novels by Manning this month.
A Girl by Any Other Name by M.K. Schiller. It blended chapters from the past with the present and chronicled romance, mystery, and heartbreak from teenage to adult years. Sooo good!
Book which surprised me the most:
Jasprit: Faking Normal by Coutney C Stevens, with the amount of contemporary books I read, I really don't know what I was expecting going into this story, but it was a book so gorgeously written! It's a keeper for sure.
Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker. I really thought I would love this book and while it was enjoyable overall it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. That was surprising considering how much I loved the first two.
Fictional crush of the month:
Jasprit: I'm going to have to go with Warner from the Shatter Me series, I finally finished this series and although I enjoyed this book, it did have a lot going on which I didn't expect. But Warner *sigh* I've been without him for so long and honestly he went on to show why he was worth me switching teams in Unravel Me.
Philippe from The Chocolate Kiss, of course! Loved how determined he was. *sigh*
Three books I'm most looking forward to this month:
Jasprit: It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning, my Sarra Manning binge will be starting with this pretty. I don't know why I hadn't already bought my copy, but thanks to a chat with Sarah @ Miss Page Turner's City of Books convinced me I needed to give this a go already!
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Everyone I know had loved this book and I for once my pre-ordered copy is here before release date! If you don't hear from me for the next few days, it will be because of this book!
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares. I know the initial reviews for this book haven't been too great, but I adored Brashare's book My Name is Memory, so I'm hoping that Brashares will be able to work her magic on me with this book too!
Archetype, and Prototype by M.D. Waters. I'm super excited for Archetype and Prototype after seeing that Lauren @Love is not a triangle loved them.
Third Degree by Julie Cross is being compared to Tammara Webber's writing and I loved Easy so I have high hopes. Also, I read and loved Tempest by her.
|February was a Starbucks and book sort of month|
|I went to watch The Book Thief!|
You can see more of my February photos on my Instagram profile.
Yes so the weather in the UK has been utterly ridiculous as usual, I swear several times I was nearly blown away! And because it was so cold I could never function without a drink from Starbucks (have you tried the Triple Hot Chocolates yet? They were meant to be limited edition, but they're still available! Best decision ever made). And I was lucky enough to get advanced screening tickets to watch The Book Thief. I went with my friend who hadn't read the book, but she ended up loving it as much as I did. I read the book so long ago, that I could hardly remember anything, but the film did an excellent job in recapping, but also in creating such a wonderful book to movie adaptation (one of the best I have seen in a long time!) And of course me and my friend were stuck in between people who didn't even shed a single tear, whereas we were sobbing away throughout the entire second half!
And now to the fun bit where we want you guys to take part. Rachel and I have enormous tbr piles, so we've decided that each month we will let you decide what we need to read asap. Last month you picked A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for me. This poll will be open until the 6th of March!