Books I reviewed in February
I reviewed 4 books in February!
- Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White (★★★★½)
- The Flywheel by Erin Gough (★★★★)
- Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Blunt (★★★★)
- Half Wild by Sally Green (★★★½)
(Clicking on the links will take you to my reviews!)
I know four is a bit of a sad number compared to the 11 books I reviewed in January but I've just been so incredibly busy this month, plus although I only reviewed 4 books on the blog, I actually read 7 books this month. The other 3 were ARCs: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle, and The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. I loved all three of them but The Lie Tree was probably the best; I've written and scheduled reviews for all of them already so you'll see those reviews closer to publication!
Of the books I actually reviewed on the blog this month, I enjoyed Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White the most. It was just so incredibly delightful and fun and I fell in love with the main character, Jessamin. Although really I liked all the books I reviewed this month a lot.
I was really hoping to read and review Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World by Janet E. Cameron this month as well for LGBTQ History Month, but I didn't manage it. I'm sure I'll get round to it at some other point though!
Also on the blog in February
I took part in the Book Blogger Love-a-Thon hosted by the lovely Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, for which I wrote a total of five posts!
I really enjoyed the event. It was awesome spreading the love and taking part in the Twitter chats and talking to so many new people!
I wrote 4 Top Ten Tuesday posts:
I only managed to write one Keep It Queer post, sadly:
Also, I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been tweaking my blog design somewhat over the past month and I think I'm finally satisfied with it! Please let me know if anything's not working for you for some reason.
Things I did in February
I finished rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender with my boyfriend and was super emotional about everything. I LOVE ALL THESE CHARACTERS EVEN MORE THE SECOND TIME AROUND. TOOOOPH. And Sokka, and Zuko, and Katara, and Azula, and Mai, and IROOOOOH, and Appa my darling fluffy flying bison. <3 What an amazing show. I will forever cry many tears over Zuko and Iroh. Their relationship is so beautiful.
Having finished A:tLA, we hunted around for something else to watch, and we ended up starting Shirokuma Café, which is just BEAUTIFUL. Oh my god it is the most hilarious anime in the world and so adorable. SO, SO ADORABLE. It's a sort of slice-of-life comedy about a polar bear who runs a café, hence the title of the anime, and a lazy panda and a penguin who both go to the café every day, and all their other animal friends (and some human friends too). It's just ridiculously cute and funny and if you're at all interested in silly, cute anime or animals then you must watch this.
We also had a really great Valentine's Day together when we went and watched Big Hero 6 together (a rewatch for me) and then had a lovely dinner out. WE HAD THE MOST DELICIOUS STEAK EVER, omg. It was amazing. I'd forgotten how much I loved steak since I don't get to have it very often but I really do love steak a lot.
Oh, and I got a new pair of glasses! What do you guys think of them?
Coming Up in March
In March, I'm taking part in Contemporary Conversations hosted by Kayla @ The Thousand Lives and Veronica @ Talking Bookworm, a month-long celebration of all things contemporary! So I will be posting reviews only for contemporary YA next month, and also hopefully other posts related to contemporary books if I have time! I'm really excited about this event. There's still time to sign up if you're interested!