Saturday, 28 February 2015

February Wrap Up!

I always forget February only has 28 days - it feels like it's flown by! I hope this month was good to you all?!

I read nine books this month. Not as many as last month but I'm still pretty happy with the number. These were (in chronological order):


  The Boy with the Tiger's Heart by Linda Coggin - 2.5 stars | Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - 4 stars | Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick - 2 stars | Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson - 4.5 stars | The Duff by Kody Keplinger - 4 stars | The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland - 4 stars | Shut Out by Kody Keplinger - 2.5 stars | The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris - 4 stars | Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin - 2.5 stars
 
As you can see, a lot of the books I read this month fall under the contemporary romance genre. What can I say? I was in a pretty major kick for a while. I absolutely adored most of them and definitely recommend giving them a go! My favourite read was probably Second Chance Summer but that was very closely followed by all the others I rated four stars. The only book I both read and reviewed this month was The Boy with the Tiger's Heart (which you can read HERE). However, I did post another review in the month of February of a book I read a couple months ago and that was Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson (which you can read HERE).
 
I also managed to complete a few more of the challenges set in the 2015 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. These were:
 
Read a popular author's first book
Read a book set in high school
 
I've also continued using my local library and, this month especially, started reading from a variety of genres. I mean, since when do I read contemporary?! The majority of the books I read this month were also in ebook format, which made for a nice difference. I'm pretty sure the genre, paired with the fact I was reading it electronically, helped me get out of the reading slump I was heading into at the beginning of the month.
 
I'm also finishing off the month reading Silas Marner by George Eliot. It's not the easiest to get into but I'm intrigued so far!
 
If you would like to read my favourite post of mine this month, click HERE. :)
 
How was February for you?
 
Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

10 comments:

  1. You did good this month!
    I read only 7 books, I'm a bit disappointed :(
    Anyway, Code name Verity is such a wonderful book! I still have to read the second one in that series, I should do it :P

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  2. YAY FOR CONTEMPORARY <3
    I read 5 books and 1 DNF. As this year I've decided to take my time and not rush through books I'm really pleased with that amount. I read Code Name Verity at the beginning of the month, and whilst I didn't love it, the phrase "Kiss Me Hardy" will forever resonate with me.
    Sounds like you had a great month!

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    1. Thought you might like the fact I've been reading contemporaries! ;)
      You should be pleased with that amount!! Yes, I didn't quite love it but thought it was a wonderful story to have under your belt and to say you've read. :)

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  3. so many contemporaries on this list! Good to know Second Chance Summer had the highest rating. It's the only Matson book I haven't read yet.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  4. I'm so glad that you loved Code Name Verity because it is one of my favorite books! The spin-off, Rose Under Fire, is pretty heart-wrenching too.

    Have a happy March! :)

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    1. I'm not sure whether I'm going to read Rose Under Fire yet but I'll have a think about it. ;D

      You too!!

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  5. 9 books is great! I only read 7 due to all the studying I have to do! :( I love contemporary books so I'm glad you read some! I have The Fine Art of Pretending on my Kindle waiting to be read, I might start that soon! :D

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    1. Thank you! You always manage to read a great number of books - 7 is fantastic! You should - it's definitely an enjoyable read! :D

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