February Wrap Up + March TBR // NASCAR and UNO

Life wise, I had a bit of a hiccup in the mental health department with ACT’s happening and the 20 million classes I have to do, but it did get better, because I FINALLY FOUND THE WHICHWOOD PAPERBACK. THE JOURNEY IS OVER T_T

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Book wise (and you know… everything else wise), it’s a pretty short month duh, so of course I had the thought that maybe I wouldn’t read as much. And with everything happening, I just knew I wasn’t going to be in the mood. But, I read quite a few 5 star reads so… #yay. AND I SAW BLACK PANTHER IN THE DRIVE-IN. GUYS. GUYS. O.O YES.

I couldn’t to a T5W this month because I realized I haven’t read enough LGBT+ books that were romantic and I didn’t have any answers for the topics. I’ve been trying to read more LGBT+ books though, any recommendations? I bought a few this month actually, but I’d love to know your favorites 🙂 .

I made this month even more stressful because I kept thinking it was March and I have all of these ARC’s I had to read before March… ugh. I guess one highlight was I got my first auto-approval on Netgalley!! Which is odd, as I don’t use Netgalley as much anymore (I’m more on Edelweiss) But that was an unexpected happy moment 😀 .


I’m going to be using my rep indicators in my wrap up.  This idea was Romie’s @RomieWeDeserveLove so credit for the idea for these markers goes there!

🌈 = books with lgbt+ representation
🌞 = representation of people of colour
♿ =  disability rep
🌸  = mental illness rep
✔ = was on my monthly tbr

📚 = physical book

📝 = ARC

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  • Frostblood { Frostblood #1 } – Elly Blake ✰✰✰ + review ✔📚 
  • Let’s Talk About Love – Claire Kann ✰✰✰✰✰ + review ✔🌈 🌞📚 
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper { Stalking Jack the Ripper #1 } – Kerri Maniscalco ✰✰✰ + review📚 
  • Honor Among Thieves { the Honors #1 } – Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre ✰✰✰✰ + review ✔🌞 🌸 📝 
  • Unseemly Science { The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #2 } – Rod Duncan ✰✰✰✰ + review ✔
  • From Lukov, With Love – Mariana Zapata ✰✰✰✰ 🌞♿
  • Olivia Twist – Lori Langdon ✰✰✰✰ + review ✔📝 
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker – ✰✰✰✰ + review ✔🌈 📚 
  • Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young ✰✰✰✰ RTC 03/22 🌞📝 
  • Akata Witch { Akata Witch #1 } – Nnedi Okorafor ✰✰✰✰ RTC 03/15 🌞🌸 
  • The Final Six -Alexandra Monir ✰✰ + review ✔ 🌞📝 
  • The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo ✰✰✰✰✰ + RTC closer to release date 🌈 🌞📚 📝 
  • Inkmistress { Of Fire and Stars 0.5 } – Audrey Coulthurst ✰✰✰ + RTC ✔🌈 📝 

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Furthermore { Furthermore #1 } – Tahereh Mafi || When My Heart Joins the Thousand – A.J. Stieger

Crown of Midnight { Throne of Glass #3 } – Sarah J. Maas || Language of Thorns { Grisha Verse #0.5, #2.5, #2.6 } – Leigh Bardugo

The Bullet Cather’s Daughter { The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1 } – Rod Duncan || Big Water – Andrea Curtis

Best this month: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann or The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (I can’t choose you should go read them both and tell me your decision I’d love to know ¯\_()_/¯ )

Unapologetic Self Plug

I started a new recommendation series? (Can I call it a series?) One for Black History Month and another for Valentine’s Day.

I got to do an award or two!

A Valentine’s Day tag had to be done for the purpose of getting in the… mood? Another tag because I was tagged and I tell you guys how I choose my books 🙂 .

I was feeling passionate and got into my current favorite things (including an animal feud that’s going strong).

And little old me joined another challenge #helpme

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Okay, this is a weird question, but I have to know: what constitutes as a book haul? Is it books you receive or books you buy yourself? Or both?? O.o

My remodeling of the blog is still in progress (if you haven’t noticed, that’s a thing I’m doing). It’s one of those things I feel will never end because I have so many ideas and such 😀 . Feedback would be appreciated, but I won’t ask for it… because nerves (did I technically ask for it?? LOOK I’M NOT ALL THE WAY HERE RIGHT NOW I’M TIRED).

 

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  • Dread Nation {Dread Nation #1 } – Justina Ireland
  • Devils Unto Dust – Emma Berquist
  • The Diminished { Untitled Duology #1 } – Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
  • Ash Princess { Ash Princess Trilogy #1 } – Laura Sebastion
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen*
  • Monsters of Men { Chaos Walking #3 } – Patrick Ness
  • The Heart Forger { The Bone Witch #2 } – Rin Chupeco
  • Genesis { Project Nemesis #2 } – Brendan Reichs
  • Circe – Madeline Miller

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I have a lot of ARC’s to read before April  (I broke the request button… again… I’ll never learn) and the heavy testing is done for now… so I think March will be semi decent unless Monsters of Men murder me. I just need to take it easy, don’t overwork my mind.

*I know I keep putting P&P on my monthly TBR’s but I’m thinking I’m either going to audio book which I finally bucked up and bought  😀 it or just read little pieces.

I do want to start yet another segment here on the bloggy blog. Don’t know exactly when it’s going to debut, but I’ve been adding a lot to it already and I have so many ideas! AND SOMETHING AMAZING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TOO. I GOT AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW! Oh my goodness, I never would have thought that I’d get the nerve to do an author interview… it still blows my mind. So, I ask you, wish me luck…

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29 thoughts on “February Wrap Up + March TBR // NASCAR and UNO

  1. u read so much omg!!! & it looks like only good books basically 😮 im lowkey dying to read honor among thieves, deep in the sky & let’s talk abt love so it’s good to hear u enjoyed those!!!

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  2. EPIC month! your TBR def looks a lot like mine cause I have no chill on the request button either lol! I’m def a bit weary now of reading The Final Six cause the ratings have been low *le sigh* whelp I guess amongst all the great reads, there must be a few duds along the way. Sucks though cause I love a good sci-fi read smh. I hope you have a wonderful March! Happy reading 🙂

    P.S. I just hauled The Poet X *heart happy*

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  3. You sound like me, so many ARC’s so little time. Why do they let you keep on requesting?? haha I’m also going to read the diminished towards the end of this month, so if we end up reading it around the same time i’d love to talk to you about it!! And good luck with your author interview, so exciting 🙂

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  4. I just started Sky in the Deep last night and I’m loving it so far. I have a ton of ARCs to read as well. I haven’t read any of the other books on this list but they sound great. I hope you enjoy them. Happy Reading!

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  5. oh i MISS drive-in movies!!!!! i haven’t been to one in years??????
    and what an amazing month of reading, i must read your review of Stalking Jack the Riper, i’ve been so excited to pick it up but now I’m absolutely wary, BUT 3/5 can go both ways so I’m still hopeful xD
    and now nothing shall stop me from finding and reading Let’s Talk About Love ❤ ❤

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