February was such a productive month for me! I challenged myself to try and post a new blog post every other day, which I mostly succeeded at, except for the week where I didn’t post anything because my mental health wasn’t that great. But hey, self-care if more important than some self-imposed schedule!
I also managed to read quite a lot this month (11 books!!) and all of them were actual books as well! Normally I read a few novella’s, comics or poetry collections as well, but this month I only read actual books, which makes the number of things I read quite special.
I really hope that March will be just as productive, and I hope that I’ll be able to do a lot of stuff for school this month because that’s one aspect in life where I’ve really been slacking. Especially with my finals coming closer and closer, that’s a thing I really shouldn’t be doing. But hey, let’s not talk about school right now because I don’t want to stress myself out too much, and just focus on what books I read this month!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer – I picked this up thinking I would get 50 pages into it and then DNF it, but I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would! It’s no more than a 3 star book for me, but still.
De IJsmakers by Ernest van der Kwast – I read this for school and I hated every single second of it.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – I know, it’s taken me WAY too long to pick this up, but I finally did and everyone was right: it’s absolutely amazing.
The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale – This was very cute and I really enjoyed all the music-related stuff.
Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza – It took me so long to get into this one, and even though the plot was pretty good, I ended up not liking this one that much. It was just too slow for me.
Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes – A very powerful read, and I really enjoyed the format.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – I didn’t have the highest expectations going into this one, but I ended up liking almost everything about it!
Truth or Dare by Non Pratt – The format (book you have to flip over halfway through) just didn’t work for me, and I really disliked one of the characters.
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole – I loved this so, so much! It was that kind of book that you hug to your chest once you finish it because you just loved it that much.
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed – I read this in one sitting and wow, just, wow. It’s wonderful, heart-wrenching, and hopeful. I loved it so much.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann – This book made me very happy, and Claire and Takumi might be my favorite YA couple ever.
I received an ARC of A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena, but I hadn’t gotten around to it yet before it’s release date, so now I’m trying to read it as soon as possible so my review won’t be too late. I picked up the audiobook for it today and I’m about 30% of the way through. It’s very heavy, and I really hope it won’t affect me too much.
I also picked up my e-ARC of My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma a few days ago. I’ve only read one chapter of it so far, but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be quite a fun read. Or, I really hope it will be.
So, that’s everything I’ve been reading this month! What is the best thing you’ve read in February?