February 2020 Wrap-Up!

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your extra day of the year and made good use of it to fit in some reading 😉

February was a strong reading month for me – I mostly enjoyed everything I read! Stay tuned for some brief thoughts on each of the books I got through! (Titles link to my full reviews.)

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Review Books

The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

I have read some of van Praag’s books previously and enjoyed them, and I had a feeling this would be the best yet. I wasn’t wrong.

 

The Alibi Girl by C. J. Skuse

I requested this one having loved Sweet Pea and In Bloom by the same author. This was another success, featuring the great writing I’ve come to expect from Skuse.

 

Beast by Matt Wesolowski

This was my first taste of the Six Stories series but I definitely want to read the other books after enjoying this one so much! It was gloomy and atmospheric, and kept me guessing until the end.

Real Life by Adeline Dieudonné

Real Life defies categorisation but I found it a gritty and emotional read that left me breathless at times. Very dark but a worthwhile read if you can handle it.

 

The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda

This was a unique read, structured as a series of monologues from various characters. While there was a sense of detachment that came with this, I found it so intriguing and couldn’t put it down!

The Dark Side of the Mind by Kerry Daynes

My first non-fiction of the year! And what a great choice it was. Written by a forensic psychologist, this was a fascinating exploration of the human mind in some of its darkest moments.

 

Rules of the Road by Ciara Geraghty

My final read of the month was a heart-warming road-trip story with an endearing cast of characters. A little sad at times but still hopeful, and a story which I enjoyed.


Books from my TBR

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

It took a long time for me to become interested in reading this book but I’m so glad I finally did as it was full of gorgeous sensory detail and fabulous characters! Hugely recommend this one.

 

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

This was my only real disappointment this month. From the prologue, I thought I was in for something special but it ended up being kind of dull, and I struggled to connect with the characters.


Rereads

I can’t believe I still haven’t reread any books in 2020! I’ve been so busy tackling my review pile hehe. But hopefully, I’ll get to some soon.


Stats

Total pages: 3166

Average pages per day: 109.2

Longest book: The Sisters Grimm (485 pages)

Shortest book: The Price Guide to the Occult (288 pages)

Favourite read of the month: The Sisters Grimm

Biggest disappointment of the month: The Price Guide to the Occult

Male authors: 1

Female authors: 8

Multiple authors: 0

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I find it so funny that my longest and shortest books of the month were my favourite and least favourite respectively! What was your favourite read of February? Let me know in the comments! xsignature (2)

3 thoughts on “February 2020 Wrap-Up!

    • I’m used to rereading at least one book a month so it feels weird that I haven’t yet! Wonder what it is that’s stopping us?

      Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful month in March ❤

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      • I think for me, at least, it’s partly that I’ve been making seasonal TBRs and haven’t been adding many re-reads to them. (That’s going to change, since there are some books I want to revisit.) Left to my own devices I can be a mood reader, and without a list of books that I’ve prioritized I’ll just pick something off the shelf, and often as not it’s a re-read.

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