Hi! How is it March already? I can’t believe it we’re almost through a QUARTER of 2021. Madness.
February, although short, was a great reading month volume wise. I’ve read 10 books. Let’s look at stats!
- Number of books read: 10
- Number of pages read: 3241
- Average star rating: 3.6
- Physical TBR at the start of the month: 46
- Books read: 3
- Physical TBR: 43
- DNF: 1
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Blake Crouch’s books always make me feel stupid. It’s not a bad thing. They’re just so well thought out and complex, it takes all my brain power to understand them. Recursion was no different. I enjoyed it a lot, as it deals with time travel, and we know how I feel about that! It was the right amount of mind bendy and confusing, but still engaging.
Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson
Full review to come soon. The idea was better than the execution which I find to be a thing for me a lot when it comes to thrillers. Still quite enjoyed the read.
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
In my opinion the weakest book in the Wayfarers’ series. Full review to come in a few days!
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
A quite enjoyable Cinderella retelling. I appreciated the representation, though I think it read quite young and was predictable. One thing that definitely brought the rating down for me was the unnecessary “love triangle”.
Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
I loved the premise of this one more than the execution. It’s about a pair of siblings with super powers. I think it’s best to go into it not knowing anything else. Sadly, the transitions made it hard for me to follow and took me out of the story a lot.
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
I don’t understand anyone who says this is Sanderson’s worst book. Ahem… Warbreaker? I found Elantris really enjoyable and I really grew to love all of the characters. And! Hoid!!!
The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
A full review to come. I found this to be a great and satisfying ending to an overall fantastic series.
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
I don’t have much to say about this one at all. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it. I think it was perfectly fine for what it was, a whimsical story about magical forest creatures and it’s definitely to many people’s taste, just not exactly my thing. I don’t regret picking it up, I just really don’t have anything to say about it.
Marly’s Ghost by David Levithan
I jinxed myself when I said Levithan can do no wrong. Everything I picked up by him since was not at all what I expected and I’ve been disappointed. Marly’s Ghost was predictable and had nothing that set it apart. Yes, I still do like Levithan’s writing, so I gave it 3 stars, even though objectively I think it deserves 2.
How was your February? What’s the best book you read last month?
Thank you for reading. Talk soon!