Wrap Ups

February & March Wrap Up

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!

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Golden Son by Pierce Brown
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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
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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
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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.

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman
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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 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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*would tell you my feelings but I’m dead*

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The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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,

alexandra

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