Goooooood morning, ya filthy bookworms!
It’s suddenly come to my attention that I haven’t posted my February wrap up yet xD So….I’m going to do a joint wrap up of everything I’ve picked up and put down since January! And there’s a lot – this has been my most productive year in a while. Last year I managed to read 65 books in total, and this year I’ve already read/listened to 31 amazing novels, not including the one I DNF’d.
I’m actually kinda proud of how much I’ve managed to read this year! I guess my goal of reading each and every single day has really helped with that -so without further a do, let’s go through what I’ve read this year!
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
This is the sequel to Red Rising and it was bloody damn amazing! I loved it….even though Brown ended it with a PAINFUL cliff hanger.
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
I thought this story was really gorgeous! It basically explains a form of Buddhism through the characters from Winnie the Pooh. Definitely made me think a lot.
The One & Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
I hadn’t read a middle grade in ages before picking this up and omgggg, my heart! I cried and laughed and cried some more! Such a beautiful, yet painfully real, story – which was actually loosely based on a real event.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
I’ve already reviewed this amazing YA here! Thanks so much for sending a copy my way, Walker!
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Our February book of the month was this gorgeous little gem. I was really touched by Maya’s story, however, I definitely wish the romance wasn’t made to be the major conflict for the majority of the novel!
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Holy moly….so many feels in this! I’m so happy with how everything ended and I can’t wait to read Iron Gold! I’m so glad that I was able to finish the trilogy so quickly *lowkey proud*
The Stone Keepers by Kazu Kibuishi
The Stone Keepers is the first of seven in a middle grade graphic novel saga. I wasn’t blown away by the story line, but the drawings are amazing and they make me super jealous that I can’t draw.
The Stone Keeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
The sequel was so much better than the first. It was exciting, and really developed the story line. We also got to see a bit more of the main villain and I’m looking forward to picking up the third one once my work restocks it.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Is this cheating because it’s a reread? I don’t care! I’m still counting it. This book KILLED me. Not really, but I wish it had *le sigh* I love everything about this series. The format is amazing, the writing is amazing, the characters are EPIC, and it makes you fall head over heels for a damn computer.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I love when you read series that you think can’t possibly get any better . . . But then it does? These authors are damn amazing and I can’t wait to read the series their currently working on once it’s out!
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay
*would tell you my feelings but I’m dead*
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Don’t get me wrong, I love Carrie Fisher. I love her acting, and just her. She was so amazing. But I just couldn’t connect with the last third of this autobiography – I listened to this on Audible, and it’s even narrated by her IT’S SO TRIPPY. – The last third was just diary entries, and most of them just didn’t make me *feel* anything. Other than that, I really enjoyed it all!
Fence Vol. 4 by C. S. Pacat
Yet again another amazing instalment to this series *heart eyes* I need Vol. 5 STAT.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
All the damn feels. That’s what this book gave me. I loved it, I loved the plot and the character development and the incredible lack of instalove. I wouldn’t read it again though! I’ve already given it a new home where I know it will be loved and protected.
All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen
This sort little humour book was surprisingly deep and I wasn’t read for it. How can something so meaningful be relayed in twenty odd pages?
Mythos by Stephen Fry
THIS. BOOK. Oh boy. Fry has rekindled my love for all things mythology and gosh what a book. I loved hearing retelling that had their own little twist. For example, during a story about the creation of man, there are also blue and purple figures that are meant to be given life – but then someone STEPS ON THEM. And that my friends is why there are no blue people . . . . Well, not that I know of anyway (sorry if you’re a blue person)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
One question. Why didn’t I read these books sooner? All my friends have been telling me to read this book for almost two years and I never did. But now I have and I loved it! This is exactly my kind of book and I love all the characters so much I want to give them all kisses.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
I don’t usually read adult fiction, so I’m surprised myself when I decided to download this from my local library. It’s pretty popular apparently – it made 101 for Dymocks both last year and this year so! I actually really liked it? I haven’t read from this sort of narrator before and well I found that it was melodramatic sometimes, I didn’t hate it. In fact, I’ve already borrowed the sequel.
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
The sequel was just as epic! EXCEPT FOR THAT DAMN CLIFF HANGER. WHy would you do this, Kristoff? I need answers. Also the footnotes are my favourite. Actually, everything is my favourite.
YIKES How have I read so many books these past couple of months? I’ve impressed myself, wow.
What’s been a stand out book for you this year? Let me know in the comments down below so I can check it out.
Stay safe, and happy reading,