February 2019 Wrap Up

Hi everyone! So if you don’t know me very well you probably wouldn’t have guessed that I’m a really slow reader and don’t normally get through more than three or four books a month. This year, I’m pushing myself to read 80 books which is pretty out there for me. I’m really excited about the fact that I got through 10 books this month! Fun fact, I read a single book in January so um we’re noticing some progress. This post will be about me taking you through all the books I’ve read this month and I’m super excited about it! So without further delay, here are the books I read in the month of February!
The first book I read this month was actually a reread! It was Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli! Which, of course received five stars (yet again). I really enjoyed going back to Creekwood high school and reliving the novel all over again. I don’t want to say much about the plot because it’s fun to go into blind but there’s romance, mystery, and LGBT representation so it’s definitely worth a read. Side note, I rewatched the movie again this month and I still really love it! I think the acting was so well done and it’s a shame it didn’t do so well at the box office :(
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The second book I read was Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (yet again, what a queen). I also gave it five stars because it was actually so phenomenal. There’s such cute Simon moments and the plot of this novel was so cute and Albertalli’s writing just made everything so fun and exciting. I definitely recommend Leah but only after you’ve finished Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (you should also read the upside to unrequired - five stars - before but that’s just my opinion, this book won’t ruin it for you). Can we move on and make this into a movie too, please!!
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The next book I read was All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. All the Bright Places has been one of those books I’ve been meaning to get to for ages but just haven’t had the time or energy to read. I remember starting and getting to around the middle like three years ago but I put it down and didn’t pick it back up for some reason. This time around I gave it 4 stars, I definitely would warn readers that it deals with really touchy topics so if you’re hesitant to read novels about suicide and mental health issues I would give this book a pass. I liked it but you wouldn’t be missing out much if you haven’t read it.
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I then decided to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This book has been hyped up so much and honestly, I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I wanted to. I really really wanted to enjoy this book but it just didn’t happen. I listen to this book through audiobook so maybe that’s why but I tend to enjoy audiobooks a lot of the time. I gave it four stars again so it was above average and I loved the representation it provided!
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I wanted a quick read for my next book so I went for Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K Rowling. It was another four-star book which was interesting because I love love love Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts but it didn’t really add much substance to the world and although it was fun to go back to the wizarding world, I felt like I should've just reread the Harry Potter books.
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When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon was a book I expected to love but just didn’t? I liked it, don’t get me wrong, but I’m starting to feel as though hype is ruining my reading experiences because I’m expecting it to be my next favourite book, and even if I like it I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t become a new favourite. I just wasn’t very interested in the relationship tbh. I really did like the book though so I recommend you to pick it up! Just don’t go into it expecting a new favourite book
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I’m planning a post about revisiting the Twilight series and my thoughts about it now vs when I read it for the first time which is why I then decided to read Twilight and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Be proud of me those two books come to around 1000 pages total so I’m kind of thriving?? Don’t get me wrong, it was kind of a difficult experience because some characters are just super stupid and dumb - Mike what are you doing you’re kind of being desperate ok, no one likes you. I gave them both 4 stars because they’re twilight and I kinda miss those books but also kinda don’t think they’re great literature.
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The second last book I read this month was Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I absolutely adore this book so much! I gave it five stars and it was absolutely amazing 100% recommend. Do yourself a favour and pick it up! I love it so much okay thanks for coming to my ted talk.
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The last book I read this month was Secrets for the Mad by Dodie. This has to my favourite book from February, it’s a memoir so I’m surprised I rated it as high but Dodie tells so many stories and all her writing feels so personal. She gives so many cute tips and talks about mental health and I’m so proud of her for everything she’s been through and of course she gets five stars. I don’t know if you’d enjoy this book as much as I did if you weren’t a big fan of her but pick it up anyway!
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