February 2021 Wrap Up

This was a great reading month for me, I read exclusively 4-star and 5-star books! I made sure to read some winter-y novels because I love matching current weather or seasons with books I’m reading. I highly recommend using weather to determine your TBR for the month!

Stats:

  • Read: 5 books
  • Zero 1 stars, zero 2 stars, zero 3 stars, two 4 stars, three 5 stars
  • Favorite book of February: Bear Town

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

This is one of the few books that I would recommend to anyone, regardless of age or genre preference. The themes discussed in this story are crucial to understand, especially today in the modern world. The book was told from many different perspectives and lots of characters with flaws, which I loved because the duality of human nature (good and “evil”) was displayed in the community of Beartown. I found myself invested in the plotline that I felt almost a part of the town. This was truly an eye-opening, hopeful, and heartbreaking story of what happens to a community following a terrible event. Make sure to check trigger warnings before reading! Rating: 5 stars

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

This is such an underrated book in my opinion, and I would recommend it to fans of the Six of Crows series! There were many similarities, such as the heist plot and the group of teenagers working together and developing a bond. I loved how much diversity there was among the main characters, and the incorporation of history, math, english, and science into the plot. The romances were also lovely to read about! Rating: 5 stars

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

 I loved every single message explored in this book, a main one being institutional racism in modern America. I felt so empathetic for what the main character was going through, and even though the story was sad, it still left its readers with a lot of hope and happiness about making change. The only reason why I didn’t give this 5 stars was that I don’t love books written in verse or any kind of poetry. Rating: 4 stars

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Once again, just like the first book of this series, I found this book’s weird writing style that mixed poetry and regular fiction annoying- but this time, I was also used to it so it got pretty funny and I was able to enjoy making fun of all the metaphors and dramatics. This book was just so fast-paced and chaotic that I had the best time reading it, and I finished it pretty quickly too. If you’re looking for good writing, this is not the place; but overall, the plot twists, romance, and action made this book so enjoyable for me! Rating: 5 stars

Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker

I would just like to preface this mini-review by saying that while The Simple Wild was a romance, this sequel was NOT. There were romantic aspects, sure, but not enough to call this romance. It was more about the main character finding her place and herself in a new community, and forming bonds with unlikely people in the process (which was stuff that I absolutely devoured!) This was a very solid sequel, but there wasn’t enough romance to make it a “romance series”. Rating: 4 stars

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