Welcome to my February Wrap Up. I havent had a great reading month, finishing 6 books (unfortunately only 2 books off my TBR). I’m not unhappy with my reading this month, I had a lot to do after my holiday so im just glad I got some reading done. I also received 2 ARC’s this month, and I started collecting The Classic Enid Blyton Collection, and being the shortest month of the year I have decided to cram even more into it by starting my new goals of reading 1 Shakespeare play and 10 Shakespeare Sonnets, as well as 5 Brother’s Grimm fairy-tales, and 3 ‘books’ from Les Miserable by Victor Hugo. I hope to keep this up every month for the rest of the year. With all of this going on, I didn’t get to a lot of books off my TBR, but I’m actually fine with that.
I have reviews up or coming up for these books so as usual this is just going to be a brief run down on each book I read.
Without further ado, let’s get into my February Wrap Up…
Darker by E.L. James: I really enjoyed this book. After reading Grey, I was actually excited to read this book. I really enjoy reading this story from Christian’s point of view. I think I may prefer reading from Christian’s point of view over Ana’s. I also loved getting to see what was happening with Christian and his family whilst we were reading about Ana’s life. I looking forward to reading the next installment soon.
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: I really enjoyed this book. I haven’t read anything like it in a long time, so I really got into it. It had great pacing, interesting characters and a pretty freaky plot. I didn’t guess who the killer was, I was surprised when it was revealed. I also loved that the story continued after the killer was revealed so we were able to learn more about the killer and the victims. If you are looking for a really engaging read, this is the book for you.
The Famous Five: Five On Treasure Island by Enid Blyton: I love The Famous Five. I grew up with these stories, so I was so excited to read these stories as an adult. This book definitely lived up to my memory. I reminded me of my childhood and put a smile on my face. I cant wait to read more of the Enid Blyton Collection.
The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton: I loved this book. I had honestly forgotten how amazing this book was. I had a fantastic time reading this book, it was a real nostalgia read for me. I am so glad I decided to collect these book and I can’t wait to dive into another Enid Blyton Classic.
The Adventures Of The Wishing-Chair by Enid Blyton: This book was really fun. I had never read this book, but as I am making my way through the Enid Blyton classics I was excited to pick it up. I really enjoyed it. It had great characters and awesome chapters. With each chapter containing a new adventure. I started and finished this book with a smile on my face.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I didn’t really like this book. I went into it with high hopes, thinking that I may have a new series to read, but it wasnt really for me. While I enjoyed certain aspects of this book, overall I just didn’t love it. I just couldn’t get into the whole cyborg, hovers and AI aspects. I don’t think I will be continuing with this series.
Shakespeare: To make up for not reading any Shakespeare in January, I decided to read 2 Shakespeare plays and 20 Sonnets in February, I also read 1 Shakespeare Poem. I read the following Shakespeare Works This Month:
The Comedy Of Errors
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Phoenix And Turtle
Les Miserable: For those who don’t know this novel, it is broken up into character sections with each character section containing ‘books’. Within each of these books are chapters. These books come in various sizes, it is just the luck of the draw really. I hope to read 3 ‘books’ each month. To make up for not reading any in January, I decided to read 6 in February. I have read the following ‘books’ this month:
– Book 1: Waterloo
– Book 2: The Ship Orion
– Book 3: Fulfilment Of A Promise
– Book 4: The Gorbeau Tenement
– Book 5: Hunt In Darkness
– Book 6: Le Petit-Picpus
Brother’s Grimm: To make up for not reading any Brother’s Grimm Fairytale’s in January, I decided to read 10 in February. I read the following Tales:
The Knapsack, The Hat, And The Horn
A Riddling Tale
The Twelve Apostles
Poverty And Humility Lead To Heaven
Our Lady’s Little Glass
The Aged Mother
The Heavenly Wedding
The Peasant And The Devil
That’s it for my February Wrap Up. I hope you all had a great reading month. Let me know what you guys read this month in the comments section.
Until my March Wrap Up…