February Wrap-Up & March TBR

Well. Well. It’s March? It’s been a month, so I’m ready for some wrapping this up.

๐Ÿงšย fairy blessing: I read some of my most anticipated reads!
๐Ÿงšย fairy blessing: I WENT TO DISNEYLAND.
๐Ÿง™ย stepmotherโ€™s curse: I went on another mini hiatus, and I think I broke myself again with it.

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๐ŸŒฑ = Mental Health rep
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โœจย = Disability, LD, Chronic Condition rep

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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Popsugar Reading Challenge
Emoji Key: n/a
After a rocky start to Feb, this book was a breath of fresh air. It had some bumps, but mostly it was an atmospheric, haunting read that was dark yet fully bingeworthy. There were twists, there were turns, there was romance, there was drama. There was much goodness to be had, and I spent my Friday night devouring this.


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Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
Popsugar Reading Challenge
Emoji Key: ๐ŸŒˆ
Omg, this was the fluff with a dash of drama and real life issues that I have desperately wanted and needed. The art was super good, and the storyline had me feeling many feels. I might have just instantly ordered volumes 2 and 3 just a few moments ago.

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Every Heart is a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Complete a Series or Two Challenge & Audiobook Challenge
Emoji Key: ๐ŸŒˆ
I’m not sure if I would have continued with this book had I not read the second book first. It was super confusing at first, and I felt like it was too much to introduce in such a short book. It was okay?


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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
YARC & Popsugar Reading Challenge
Emoji Key: ๐ŸŒป
And like all the other books that are filling up this section: this was just an okay read. I enjoyed some elements of it like the mythology and atmosphere, but it was just too long, the characterization lacking, and the drama got tedious after a while.


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Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
Complete a Series or Two Challenge& Audiobook Challenge
Emoji Key: ๐ŸŒˆ
This was going pretty good, until I just found myself so bored that I couldn’t continue with it. Eh, I think I’m out with this series.ย 


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King of Crows by Libba Bray
Popsugar Reading Challenge
Emoji Key: ๐ŸŒˆ
It kills me to put this in the bookish lows, but this was just not the finale that I wanted it to be. It meandered for far too long, and I felt like it was missing this spark that it originally had. It still had some great parts, but ugh, I wanted more.

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๐Ÿ‘ธ Yet again, I hiatused myself right out of the blog. I made mention of it in the bottom of this section in last month’s wrap-up, because that’s what I thought it would be: just a quick mention. However, I ended up giving myself a psychosomatic cold, and then I went on a business trip that took a lot out of me (along with a week of my time). So, February wasn’t a real month like Pinocchio wasn’t a real boy. He was a creepy puppet stuck in a dark af Disney movie – let’s face it.

๐Ÿ‘ธ AND YA GIRL WENT TO DISNEYLAND. I was near it when I was on the business trip, so I went on a free day, and it was glorious. I’m also seriously in depression, because it really was the happiest place on Earth, and all of my joy was left there. It rained so much that day, but it was still amazing. Seriously, seriously, seriously, it was a dream, and even though I almost slipped a few times, almost lost my cookies (and not the Jack Jack Num Nums ones), couldn’t find a single sign nor bathroom mirror, and had to do an outfit change because my sweatshirt was so soaked (and still soaked four days later), it still might have been one of the best days of my life?

๐Ÿ‘ธ I’m also going through a quarter life crisis of sorts (I’m not even a quarter of a life), so I’m now reevaluating everything I’m doing in my life. So, as you can see, February was a month.

๐Ÿ‘ธ I’m almost done with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, then I have to get caught up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and then I will be free to enjoy. Sha recommended me a k-drama, and it will be my first time watching one. I’m excited to try one, since I’ve heard so much about them, but I’m still not quite sure what to expect. I’m interested to see, and I forever trust Sha’s recommendations now.

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  • Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (I swore this came out later in the month????)
  • The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett (I swore this was coming out later in the month???)
  • Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
  • Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
  • Heartstopper Vol. 2 & 3 by Alice Oseman

I know there will definitely be more, but I’m trying to be more spontaneous with my reading. I’m still getting back into the groove, and I want to just go back into the fun of reading instead of just going through a checklist.

What do you think? How was your February reading go? What do you plan on reading in March? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

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22 thoughts on “February Wrap-Up & March TBR

  1. Oh no, sad to see The king of crows on your low list!
    I hope you have a great reading month in March!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  2. I keep looking at the sun down motel – I must go and get it! I’m glad it was a book high.

    Feb was a month I was missing a bit from the blogging world too – we all need small breaks every now and then!

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  3. I completely agree with Wicked Fox, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I’m also super excited as I’ve just bought Heartstopper volume 1 so I definitely need to get to it soon!

    Also it’s awesome that you got to go to Disneyland this month, it genuinely is the happiest place on Earth!

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    1. Yes!! It wasn’t terrible terrible, but still not quite that. But YES. Warning: It immediately makes you want the next ones, though.

      YES. I super concur. I don’t know how they manage to make it so magical, but it issssssssssss.

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  4. I have only been to Disneyland once (though, I have been to Disney World more than 70 times ), but I loved it! There is something different and special about that place, compared to Disney World. Glad to hear you had a good time. I hope you quarter life crisis is not too painful, and that something wonderful is born from it.

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  5. I can’t believe February is almost over! Although I posted only 2 times (I think) this month, I did end up reading about 5 books, which is a lot for me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you really liked Heartstopper โ€“ I also read the whole thing earlier this month, and I loved it so much! I can’t wait for more!

    Glad you had a great time at Disneyland! ๐Ÿ’– And I can’t wait to see what you think about The Kingdom of Back!

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  6. Aaah!!! Disneyland! That’s so cool!!! I was at Disneyland maaaybe 6-7 years ago, and I desperately want to go back because that place is *seriously* magical.

    I also read Every Heart a Doorway this month…and I wasn’t impressed. The whole concept was really cool, but I also felt like the book was rushed and short. I’ve heard that Seanan Mcguire is a really good author so I guess I just have to try out some of her other books.

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    1. Yesssssssssssssssss. I’m now planning all the ways that I can get back there. I don’t know how it’s so impossibly amazing???

      Agreed. I was expecting my socks to be fully knocked off, but all the rest of the books still felt the same basic. I did really enjoy one of her adult fiction books under Mira Grant.

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  7. Canโ€™t wait to hear your thoughts on The Winter Duke!! And omg I have been really wanting to go to Disneyland lately so thatโ€™s fun!! Great wrap up โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

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  8. February was a MONTH Mandy I can attest to that! Despite that Disneyland must have been worth all the trouble! I’m so glad you enjoyed your day there! I hope that March is kinder to you and you figure out your life stuff! AND I HOPE YOU LOVE THE KINGDOM OF BACK!

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