Monthly Wrap-Up: February

Hello, dear readers!

            Today is the last day of February and holy moly has it flown by. I got a ton of reading done this month, but not a lot of writing, so let’s get into it.

            The books that I read in February:

–        A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

–        The Push by Ashley Audrain

–        Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

–        Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

–        The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

–        The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

–        The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning

–        Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

–        Reflection by Elizabeth Lim

And I honestly loved them all. I’ll include my star ratings with them from now on, but always feel free to follow or friend me on Goodreads and you’ll be able to see what I’m reading when. My Goodreads link will be at the bottom of this post. I have started my boyfriend’s pick for me to read this month, Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. I won’t finish it by the end of February, but it’ll be the first one I finish in March.

            I wanted to talk about my favourites this month, but it’s difficult to choose. Looking back over the list, I would have to say that the only book I have nearly nothing negative to say about is Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. I’ve read Thomas’s other two novels in this world (On the Come Up review is on here too) and they were both phenomenal. When I was looking for something to add to my TBR for Black History Month, I knew I needed to get her latest book. It was a perspective-opening story about Maverick Carter navigating his life of gangs, violence, and sudden parenthood. Full review coming out next month.

            Now onto the writing I didn’t do this month. I have had an emotionally draining month of loneliness. Many of us are feeling that way right now, so I think it’s important to say this: give yourself space to just be. I put too much pressure on myself to write like I normally would without the emotional stress, and I’m realizing that I simply can’t do that. I read nine books this month (which is crazy, and I still can’t believe it). It’s important for me to write my novel and hopefully finish by the time this quarantine hell is over, but I can’t force myself to put inspiration out of stress. Writing has never worked that way for me. So, again, I’ll have the same goal this month. I’m going to begin re-plotting my novel with no pressure to get it all done in a month. I’ll just start.

            That’s about it for February for me. What did you read this month? Did you read any new favourites? Were there books you didn’t finish or didn’t like? Let me know!



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