Monthly Wrap Up

I went into February thinking 4 books was enough to read, my mental health has been really bad and I’ve been in a bad place this last month, plus my physical health hasn’t been great either. I really didn’t think i’d feel much like reading this month. I had set a plan though on what I wanted to read as those 4 books they were: How to be Brave, Mina Mistry Book 2, The Nine Jewels and a classic poetry book. Low and behold I actually read 11 books this month, how I did that, I cannot tell you as I really don’t even know. I also have 1 book I started this month but haven’t yet finished.

The Little Llama Meets A Unicorn by Isla Wynter this is such a cute picture book, it’s magical and beautiful a really great read. Perfect for young ones.

Mina Mistry (sort of) Investigates the Case of the Missing Pets by Angie Lake very cute sequel I actually enjoyed this one more than the original and it was so fun solving the mystery, having her friends help her and it was such a fun story.

Monster Doughnuts by Gianna Pollero what a funny book, a town filled with monsters and a monster hunting lead girl, a funny cyclops that won’t leave and loves his doughnuts. This book was so much fun and I know everyone will love it when they read it. (Proof copy provided to me by Piccadilly Press/ Bonnier Books)

Stuart Little by E.B. White this was just not good, my goodness I honestly thought I would enjoy this cute book but I certainly didn’t. It was weird and not right.

Hiding Baby Moses by Judith Roth I love this biblical story and the way this book was written in Miriam’s perspective it was such a sweet and beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations. (This earc was provided to me by Flyaway Books through netgalley)

Kite to freedom by Kathleen Dinan this was good, but wasn’t quite as good as I had hoped it to be. It was very fascinating learning about how the suspension bridge got built up and the importance it played in the Underground Railroad all through the perspective of a young girl. (This earc was provided to me by Cross your Fingers through NetGalley)

The Magic Place by Chris Wormell a young girl dreams of mountains but is trapped is a dark cellar being forced to do everything in the house for her mean aunt and uncle, who beat her. Was a really good, funny but sad book. (Earc provided to me by David Fickling Books through Netgalley)

Disney Princess Beginnings: Belle’s Discovery by Tessa Roehl this is such a sweet story of young Belle not fitting in and finding her place in the desolate bookstore that she plans on saving. It’s utterly adorable with the greatest illustrations.

How to Be Brave by Daisy May Johnson, this is a very unusual story, I love boarding school stories and anything about friendship. The story is told through one perspective but multiple eras and characters stories in one. It was good and I liked reading it, though some parts I didn’t like as much. (Earc provided to me by Pushkin Press

Grace-Ella Pixie Pandemonium by Sharon Marie Jones, young witch Grace-Ella comes back from camp with a stowaway pixie, he comes to school and causes trouble all while the school bully is lying to the teachers and Grace-Ella is determined to get her to confess. Very cute little book. (Earc provided by Firefly Press)

Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake ugh I didn’t enjoy these much at all, I wanted to escape into beautiful poetry but I didn’t get that. They were weird and creepy and just nope not for me at all.

I also have read 100+ pages of You by Caroline Kepnes which I am loving and cannot wait to finish reading it. I have to be in the right frame of mind and mood to be able to read this book, but hopefully soon I will be.

The reviews for these books that I have read in Feb are either up on my blog already or will be up in the next few weeks after this wrap up so keep a look out for them and I hope you enjoy reading all of my reviews.

My March TBR

So for March i am being adventurous and I want to read 7 books, how I expect I will have the time, energy or expectation to be so daring and set my goal that high is beyond me, but that’s what I’ve decided on so let’s just see. I did read 11 and a bit books in Feb so yeah.

First I’d love to finish You by Caroline Kepnes. (I’m trying to read and review a bit more of a variety this year, so it’s not all MG & Kid Lit, though it mostly still will be. hee)

I was kindly given Honey Mountain by Jane Taylor by the author herself and I would love to be able to read and review it for her and see what her magical world is all about. The art work is so cute so I’m really hoping to enjoy the story too. It’s a really big heavy book, so it mostly likely will take me quite a few weeks to complete it.

Then I’d love to read these next ones which are Fierce by Aly Raisman, which is the biography written by the incredible (and my favourite) gymnast. I’m sure it will be sad in a lot of places due to stuff she will be talking about bravely, but I really want to read her book.

When Marnie Was There by Joan Robinson, it’s been eying me since I got last month and I’m desperate to read the story and see how it differs to the movie (which is my favourite studio ghibli movie) I’m sure I will adore it.

I like to try and read a few from my netgalley shelf such as The Secrets of Star Whales by Rebecca Thorne, Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli & The Three Impossibles by Susie Bower. I like to keep up with my netgalley shelf and though they are all newer I still want to read them soon. (After these 3 are read I will only have 1 more and 3 pending. Well as of today)

So I’m setting myself a lot higher a task for this next month but we will see how well I do, I never actually pressure myself to read everything I say I’m going to read, but it’s great if I can achieve it. We will just have to wait a month and see what happens.

What Books & Ebooks I Received in February

Physical Books

Fierce by Aly Raisman

Disney Chills: Part of you’re Nightmare by Vera Strange

Disney Chills: Second Star to the Fright by Vera Strange

Monster Doughnuts by Gianna Pollero (sent to me by Piccadilly Press)

Aladdin (movie-tie in) by Elizabeth Rudnick

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (movie-tie in) by David Lewman

The Friendship List by Susan Mallery (from Asha)

Gobbolino the Witches Cat by Ursula Moray Williams (from Asha)

Disney Princess Beginnings: Belle’s Discovery by Tessa Roehl


Grace Ella and The Pixie Pandemonium by Sharon Marie Jones (sent to me by Firefly Books)

Hiding Baby Moses Judith Roth (sent to me by Flyaway books)

The Magic Place by Chris Wormell (sent to me by David Fickling books)

Kite to Freedom by Kathleen Dinan (sent to me by Cross your Fingers)

Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil by Danette Vigilante (sent to me by JollyFish Press)

The Impossible Three by Susie Bower (went to me by Pushkin Press)

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli (sent by Penguin Random House)

The Secrets of Star Whale by Rebecca Thorne (sent to me by JollyFish Press)

So that’s my Feb wrap up completed, it’s been a month, my life has been nothing but stress, pain and illness. It’s just been another nutty and crazy darn month. I cannot wait for the sunshine and warmth so I can go outside and get some fresh air.

I do hope you will keep coming back to my blog and checking out my reviews they will be added shortly if not already by time this one is up. Let’s hope for a good March Reading month.

Thanks for coming to my blog and reading my monthly wrap up post. Let me know what you plan on reading in March. I love getting to interact with everyone.


2 thoughts on “February Wrap Up

  1. Hello. I have made a note of the children’s books for my grandchildren so thank you for the reviews. For myself I’m reading the fourth volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, and a few thrillers in between times.

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    1. Hello, oh that is wonderful,so happy that I am able to help you find great books for your grandchildren to read. There is plenty more reviews coming soon. Ooo your book sounds fascinating that you are reading, that’s great you’ve got a few thrillers in between also.

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