So this has been delayed a little, mostly because I wasn’t sure what to write for the beginning of the month, a book review or a tag. Then I stumbled across a lot of bloggers posting monthly wrap ups, which I thought was a great idea and something I’m definitely thinking about doing continuously throughout the year.
In February, I read these four books:
- The Wall and the Wing by Laura Ruby. This is a “childhood” favourite of mine, I have childhood in quotations because I think I was potentially in high school when I first received this book and fell in love with it. It’s a very simple story about a girl, called Gurl (original I know, there’s a reason for the name), who discovers she has an incredibly unique ability. Its just a sweet and simple story; and is great at getting me out of a reading slump.
- Am I Normal Yet? By Holly Bourne. This is an incredible book. I adore it, and I am incredibly thankful to Melisa (WorldofBooksX) because I saw her review and realised that I just had to read this book, and it was amazing. I connected so completely with the characters, the story, and it dealt with mental health so genuinely and included actual therapy. It is brilliant.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This book I’ve been reading on and off since March of last year. It has been a slow uphill battle, it took the longest time to get into the story, and I would have to be in the right headspace for the language otherwise I found I wasn’t absorbing what was happening in the book. However, towards the end when things began to really pick up, I felt myself completely drawn in and I am proud that I persisted with this and finished it in under a year.
- Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. The second installment of the Miss Peregrine’s series and oh boy! have things picked up. I loved the sequel. It was full of action and that twist at the end, oh my … I did not see that one coming at all. I am 100% intrigued to know how this series ends.
I will be posting full reviews for all of the above books, though I can’t say how long it will take to get to them, I have quite a backlog of reviews to post.
As for the month of March, I have figured out that I need to read about four books a month to get to my goal of 50 books by the end of the year. Even so, I have only selected three books for this month’s TBR, because City of Lost Souls is quite a thick book and I’m not sure how fast I will read it. I’m hoping to get all three done and maybe start on a fourth, but who knows what this month will hold.
- Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. I really cannot wait to see how the Miss Peregrine’s series ends, so it will be the first book on my TBR that I am going to conquer. So much has happened, and whilst the series does have its flaws, it is still a brilliant concept. I have no idea where it will go from the end of Hollow City but hopefully it won’t take me long to get through it.
- City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. It wasn’t until a few hours after I took the above photo did I realise how amusing it was that two of the books I chose to read this month have something to do with ‘souls.’ This was pure coincidence; I am trying to finish off any series that I am halfway through before jumping into a new book series. Therefore making my way through the final Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (The illustrated edition). It has been much longer than I want to admit since I have read a Harry Potter book. I always had too many unread books on my shelf that it didn’t feel right rereading something I’ve read multiple times. But I really want to sink into this illustrated edition and let the images draw me in; Jim Kay truly is an incredible artist. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series will look like.
That is it for this month, what did you think?
What books are on your March TBR? Comment them below I love getting new recommendations.