wrap up, YA

February Wrap-Up and TBR

Ah, February. ‘Tis the month of love, yet going into this short month, I had no idea just how tumultuous it was gonna get for me. Waves of emotions. Tangled pieces of a fractured heart breaking into a kaleidoscope of colours every which way. Yet let’s not focus on the what if’s and if only’s of my crazy, present life. I hope for the majority of you, it’s been a celebration of love, in whichever form it may come, and that you got to experience some of that doing what we love – in the form of a good book. Let’s dig in, shall we?

What did I read this month?

Surprisingly, even with my rollercoaster month of emotions, I managed to consume 5 books by the end of it. And if you’re wondering where my reviews are for the last two, sshhh it’s coming out soon, I promise. Just a tad bit late.

Favourite book: Thunderhead continues with the story that does nothing but surprise me and makes me really think about life and death and the finite value of what we do on Earth. A truly great sequel!

Not-so-favourite book: Lucky in Love surprised me with its annoying protagonist as I have absolutely adored every other contemporary released by this lady.

Current Reading List

Yeahhhh, I haven’t really felt like reading much in the last, say, 3 weeks so you will see how short my reading list is and how long my TBR is (and see the overlap with January’s TBR).

  • Just Dreaming by Kerstin Gier
  • More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
  • Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

My now-longer TBR list

While this looks oddly familiar, I have added some that have been raised as higher priority for me to read (based on my current emotions that are running rampantly high).

  • Bending the Universe by Justin Wetch (gasp, I know, a poetry book?)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  • Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Everlife by Gena Showalter
  • The Reader by Traci Chee
  • The Speaker by Traci Chee

I don’t know what March’s outlook will be, but here’s to hoping the idealist in me will outwin the pessimist that wants to rule all my days lately. Wherever you’re at in life, know that you’re never alone, and that sometimes our feelings are reflected in what we read and in the very real experiences of the author.

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