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February 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

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Breakdown:

6 books in total
4.7 star average
50% were audiobooks
33% were re-reads
50% were written by cis-female authors
33% were written by authors of color
17% were written by (out) LGBTQI+ authors

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by She Who Shall Not Be Named

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Read January 24th – February 3rd

One of my favorite books in the series. During my re-read, I realized that may be because everyone is horny AF.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Read January 25h – February 11th

This had been sitting on my TBR for a good year before I finally got to it. I had already seen the movie, and wanted to dive deeper into the world created in the movie. I can’t wait to continue the series! Purchase on Amazon here.

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Read February 11th – February 19th

This was such an enjoyable book, and probably contains one of the most wildest and engaging endings I’ve ever read. Buy on Amazon here.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by She Who Shall Not Be Named

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Read February 11th – February 22nd

Obviously there are some parts I don’t love, especially re-reading as an informed adult, but overall I think it ties up the story nicely.

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Read February 20th – February 23rd

This is one of my ew favorite books and book couples! It was also my first time reading a Rom-Com (my favorite genre) featuring a LGBTQI+ couple, so it made me feel so seen and valid. Buy on Amazon here.

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Read February 22nd – February 24th

This was such a great book! It has lots of good advice regarding overcoming shame and embracing vulnerability! I can’t wait to read more of Brene’s books in the future! Buy on Amazon here.

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January 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

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Breakdown:
5 books in total
4.2 Star Average
12.5 % of yearly goal reached
40% were audiobooks
40% were re-reads
100% of books were written by cis-female authors
20% of books were written by authors of color

I know, I know, I’m finally getting around to this… at the beginning of March. I meant to do it sooner, but February was a weird month, so it just didn’t happen. But that’s okay, better late than never, right?

January was a fun reading month! I didn’t quite read all the books I wanted to, but I got to read (and reread!) some good ones!

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Read January 2nd-9th.

This book had been on my TBR shelf for a while, and I’m glad I started off the year with it! It was such a fun romance! My review is linked above. Purchase on Amazon here.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by She Who Shall Not Be Named

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Read December 19th-January 10th

It’s one of my biggest flaws that I’m a Harry Potter fan. I’m not gonna say anything about this but that the author is still cancelled, and that I already owned the audio book on audible, so she didn’t make anymore money from me.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Read January 10th-January 16th

This book was SO GOOD. I don’t usually read suspense/thriller/mystery/horror, but I’m glad I read this! I actually finally got to watching the Netflix series a few weeks ago, and although it was almost completely different from the book, it was cool seeing and understanding all the nods to the book. Purchase on Amazon here.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by She Who Shall Not Be Named

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Read January 10th-January 24th

See above.

Lovely War by Julie Berry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Read January 16th-January 25th

I had super high expectations for this one when I started it, but was sadly let down by it overall. My review includes my thoughts on trigger warnings, which I think is a really important conversation to have. Purchase on Amazon here.