It’s save to say that not a lot happened in February. For some reason I get bad colds very easily, and I had 2 in February. I currently have another one, but we’re talking about February right now so that might be beside the point. Anyway, even though these colds sucked really bad, it did give me a lot of free time to read. And so I did.
A thing that wasn’t that fun, was that I had a bit of a relapse anxiety-wise. I had a lot of stress from school (my final exams are coming up!!!), and being sick on top of that really took it’s toll. I suddenly had a very hard time going out, because every time I stepped out of the house it felt like my throat was closing up, and while I hadn’t had a bad panic attack in some time, I had one in February. But I won’t give up. I’ll beat the anxiety-monster someday.
A thing that might be interesting to note is that I upped my Goodreads goal from 50 books to 100 books. I hit the 25-book-mark in February so I thought 100 books would be an easy number to reach. And, let’s face it, 100 books just sounds cool.
As I mentioned in my life update, I got quite a lot of reading done because of me being ill, ao I’m quite proud of the number of books I read. And a lot of them were good one’s as well.
The Backstagers #5 and #6 by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh (★★★★/5 stars) – An incredibly fun and cute comic with a diverse cast of characters, that took a surprisingly creepy twist.
Peter Darling by Austin Chant (★★★★/5 stars) – The M/M Peter Pan retelling we all deserve.
Growing Pains by Cass Lennox (DNF) – Very problematic. Read my review here.
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education by Raphaële Frier (★★★★/5 stars) – A children’s book about Malala’s life, with gorgeous art.
The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog (★★★/5 stars) – The original story of The Little Mermaid, with very pretty artwork.
Dreadnought by April Daniels (DNF) – A trans superhero story (TW: transphobia and abuse). Still working on my review for it to explain why I didn’t like it.
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (★★★★★/5 stars) – A graphic novel about a family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, and the effect this had on the family. Amazing and very hard-hitting.
Girl out of Water by Laura Silverman (★★★★★/5 stars) – Absolutely perfect. A great summer-y contemporary about family relationships, featuring an adorable romance. Everyone should read this.
Ms. Marvel volumes 3 and 4 (★★★★/5 stars) – Ms. Marvel is the superhero we all deserve.
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (★★★★★/5 stars) – A story about 3 ballerinas who’ll do anything to get on top, with a hint of mystery woven through it. I loved it, and I can’t wait to pick up the sequel.
salt. by Nayyirah Waheed (★★★★★/5 stars) – An extremely powerful and hard-hitting poetry collection.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (★★★/5 stars) – Your typical, but enjoyable, YA fantasy read.
I’m currently, like almost always, in the middle of 3 books. I’m reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, which is very enjoyable and lifts my mood every time I pick it up. I’m also listening to Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay as an audiobook. I’ve owned a physical copy of this book for years now, and I picked it up several times but I couldn’t get into it. I thought an audiobook would make it easier but, no. Not really. Roxane is such an incredible and inspiring woman and I want to love her words, but non-fiction is just not for me. And I’m not happy about that.
I’m also reading Learning to Fall by Mina V. Esguerra. The MC of this book is a book blogger, and it really motivates me to work on my blog more.
So, that’s it for this month. I hope you March will be a great month for all of you! ❤