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February was a great reading month for me. Except that I didn’t exactly stick to my list. But when do I ever? I read a lot of books that I really liked, though, so I don’t much care! Because what’s the point of reading if we aren’t enjoying it. But I keep making these lists because they do help me stay a little bit on track in terms of review books and releases dates and reading challenges and things. Plus, they’re fun to think about what you can read during the month and it’s always nice looking back and seeing the books you read over the month.
My goal for March is to keep my reading momentum going. I have a couple of books I’ll need to read for blog tours but otherwise I’ll be focusing on Spring releases. Here are the books I read in February and the books I’m hoping to read in March.
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand and First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan: TLTWSG is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I highly recommend it. FTiF was a really fun romance that I most definitely enjoyed.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows and The DUFF by Kody Keplinger: These books were SO good. The Orphan Queen was a fantastic start to a new fantasy duo and The DUFF was a fun contemporary book that offered a unique look at gender roles and labels.
The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski: The Winner’s Curse books are definitely enjoyable but I didn’t love them nearly as much as most people have seemed to. The best part of the second book is how much more of the world we get to see.
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios and Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes: More great books from this month! IMYT is SO good and a book you should read if you love Trish Doller and Katie McGarry. Paper or Plastic was fun and fast and very cute.
Prudence by Gail Carriger and Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver: I’ve already started Prudence but I just keep getting distracted by other books. It’s definitely fun, though, and I’m looking forward to finishing it. Vanishing Girls is another one I really need to read! It comes out on the tenth, so I need to do that soon!
Better than Perfect by Melissa Kantor and The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon: Better than Perfect was on my list for last month but just never felt in the mood for it. I’m hoping I’ll want to pick it up sometime this month. The Mime Order is another one I’ve started but haven’t finished. I’m liking it, it’s just very slow going like The Bone Season. If you enjoy audiobooks, the narrator so far has been fantastic!
Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes and We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach: I was super surprised to get an ARC of Liars, Inc. I haven’t been a huge fan of her other books but I’m still going to give this one a try. It sounds very different from the others. WALU is one I’m really looking forward to. I hope it’ll be good.
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi and I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan: TNWSY is one I’m borrowing from Around the World ARC Tours and will need to read and send on. It sounds like it’ll be very good. I’ll Be There is this month’s book club book. It’s not one I’ve heard of so I have absolutely zero expectations.
It Will Always Be You by Tina Ness and The Novice by Taran Matharu: This one was also on my list from last month but I just didn’t get to. It’ll be first on my list this month because I’m on the tour for it in early March. The Novice is another book I’ve already started. I had some serious focus issues in February, apparently. So far, it’s definitely okay. We shall see.
I didn’t read quite as much in February as I had hoped but I’m still ahead on my Goodreads challenge, so I’m feeling okay. I have another long list for March, but at least there are three more days for me to read in the month! I’ll still choose mostly based on how I’m feeling instead of sticking strictly to these choices, minus the couple that I MUST read this month. Otherwise, I’m looking forward to March and all the great books that are coming out!