February Reading Wrap Up

Happy almost-spring everyone! I’m sure everyone is excited for spring, but while looking forward it is also important to look back. And by that I mean, look back at all the books you read this month and thank them for getting you through and spending time with you! Here is a list of what I read this month. Not all of these will get a review and be featured on this site, so here is an inside look into my reading in February. No Gods, No Monsters and Spark to Shadow were definitely my favorites!!

Bookish Brews Books

Be sure to click the title or the cover to link to my full reviews for these!

No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’ve been thinking about this book since I started it. It was truly beautiful. I can’t wait until it is published and everyone can experience how good it was!

Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This book landed incredibly close to my heart. I’ve never seen a Thai main character, and a world based off of Thailand. Not to mention how wonderful of a world Fang is. This book showed me representation of things that I didn’t even realize how much I needed to see represeted. Truly wonderful. While reading this I actually convinced a few people to read it with me (one of which was my book BFF Sarah, (be sure to check out her blog here!), which was such a blast!

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I’m still thinking about how cute this one was. This was the nice refreshing read that I was craving. Also, it was recommended to me by my book BFF Sarah (yea, we read a lot together) so it was fun to be able to squee about it with her!

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

I was really craving a book to devour in a single sitting, and this one was perfect. I love how weirdly wonderfully mundanely exciting it was. I know those words don’t always go together, but they all describe this one!

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Though this one does not have a review up for it yet — it is coming! For now, check out my author spotlight for Tochi Onyebuchi. He’s so cool.

Other Reads

These don’t strictly “fit” or “not fit” the theme of the Bookish Brews, but they are a bit less in the same spirit of our journey here, so they are not going to get the same level of review. Here they are!

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

I’ll be honest, I started this book in December. I like Brandon Sanderson, but I think I only finished this one because I was reading it with a friend. Oh well!

Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

Look, KJ Charles can write. This book can almost be featured in diversity because of the sheer level of consent involved here. Honestly, we should see more of that.

The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

Another KJ Charles because…. Of course I had to read more than one after all that sexy consent.

The Au Pairs by Melissa de la Cruz

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Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

Sarah and I decided to read a trash book written by a BIPOC author, and um…. Let’s just say that the 2004 in this book did not age well. But it was a good hate read? (If you didn’t check out Sarah’s blog already, you should, we read nearly everything together!!)

Short Stories

Short stories rock because they are mostly available for free! I didn’t read that many this month, but I’ll link what I did read here!

The Fifth Day by Tochi Onyebuchi – Read for free at Uncanny Magazine

A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies by Alix E. Harrow – Read for free at Apex Magazine

Alright! There we go! Have you read any of these books? How did you like them? How many books did you read in February?