Wrap-Up

February Wrap Up!

Hello everyone!

One of the things that I want to do with this blog is have a monthly wrap-up post where I quickly talk about what I bought, what I read, and this blog in general. Since today is the last day of February, it’s time for my first ever wrap up post.

Once again, I had more books in my inbox (books I acquired) than in my outbox (books I read) this month. This month I acquired:

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling 
  • After The War is Over by Jennifer Robson (I had the first and the last book in this trilogy so it just made sense to buy the second book)
  • Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (This was technically my Valentine’s Day present from my lovely boyfriend)
  • The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett (This was also a present from my favourite book lover friend)

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I’m just going to tell myself that since I technically read more books than I purchased this month that it’s okay and I’ll continue to ignore the fact that I’m running out of shelf space. 

This month I read five books, I almost read six but something came up near the end of the month and I didn’t get a chance to finish reading a Man Called Ove. This month I read (the links lead to previous blog posts on the books):

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Overall I would say that this was a pretty good month for reading. One thing that disappoints me is that I only read books written by men this month and I’m hoping to make up for that in March by focusing on reading books by female authors. 

The best book I read this month was The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I absolutely adored it and I can’t stop talking about it. I enjoyed it so much that I’m seriously considering turning my top five (in no particular order) favourite books into my top six (in no particular order) favourite books. 

The book I enjoyed the least was Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. This was a reread for me (the first time I read it was in my first year of University) and I just didn’t enjoy it the first or second time around. That being said, I am glad that I read it alongside Brave New World because both of those books have a certain relevance today which is pretty terrifying. 

Finally, now I get to talk about my book blogging adventure so far. As you may know, I got into book blogging through bookstagram and I started this blog a few weeks ago. Even though I haven’t had a lot of visitors so far, I’m still impressed with how this little blogging adventure is going, especially because my first post was two weeks ago. I’m also super happy with my bookstagram account and I finally reached 100 followers. If you aren’t following me on bookstagram, you should definitely go and follow my account. In March I’m doing a bookstagram challenge and hopefully, I can remember to post something new every day! I also want to thank everyone who has followed me on bookstagram and who reads this blog, it means a lot to me to know that people are interested in my posts and pictures and in books in general. 

 

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