Monthly Wrap Up//February

Total Books Read: 6

Total Pages: 2,866

Average Rating of the Month: 3.6

Title: Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

Total Pages: 496

Rating: 3/5

I enjoyed this book overall. The middle part dragged a bit for me, but the ending picked up. I really like retellings of fairy tales or of other stories. I think Spooner did this one justice.

Note: I’m obsessed with this cover; the details are amazing!

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Total Pages: 766

Rating: 4/5

So. Much. Nostalgia! I haven’t read this book since I was in high school! There were so many details that I forgot about and moments that I enjoyed immensely. As we get into the later books, I can recall where I was the first time I read certain scenes. Since these books came out in the summer, I remember being so hot while reading them and not wanting the books to be over! I did reading updates on my Instagram and saved them to the highlight “Harry Potter” if you’re interested in seeing them there.


Title: Waiting for the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton

Total Pages: 336

Rating: 4/5

This was such an amazing book, I really enjoyed it. It had so much a lot of nostalgia for me. It reminded me of my summers spent at my cottage my family had. I could picture the lake, the cottage, and the woods clearly. This has the added bonus of being a mystery while also tackling the issue of climate change and forest fires.

Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Pages: 607

Rating: 4/5

I’m not a huge fan of this book, it’s like a filler for the last book in the series. I think the author tried to redeem Dumbledore and make him seem like a better person and less manipulative, but I wasn’t feeling it this time around.

Title: Wilder Girls by Rory Powers

Pages: 357

Rating: 4/5

I had this book on my TBR since it came out in 2019 and I just around to reading it now. This was a quick read for me, I finished it in a few days as I could not put it down! There were some elements I wished were expanded upon.

Layla book cover

Title: Layla by Colleen Hoover

Pages: 304

Rating: 3/5 – even then I’m not sure it deserves this rating, maybe more like 2.5? I don’t even know.

I’m not sure how I feel about this book, to be honest. I enjoyed it, it was an easy read. I read it while waiting for my internet to work on my laptop when I was working in my room this past week. I probably won’t re-read it, it wasn’t earth-shattering and the writing was just okay.

Books Read But Not Completed This Month

📚 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – I’m making a good dent in this book. I’m sad my re-read is coming to an end, but I have so many books that I’m waiting to read that just come out this year.

📚 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate – I’m a sucker for historical fiction, what can I say. It’s also just nice to not read about WWII in the Historical Fiction genre.

📚The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles – This is a slow start for me, but I’m enjoying it so far. I think I’m at 30% or something… I’m reading this one on my Kindle when I have my dinner. Since I’m no longer commuting anywhere, I use my Kindle to read while I eat – I don’t have to worry too much about my food getting on the pages of a book this way as I can easily clean my Kindle.

Goal Progress

See my post about my goals here.

✔️Drink More Water – Making good progress! I got a stamp that I use in my planner(s) that I get to colour in when I drink a bottle/glass of water. I’ve also been drinking more tea in the afternoons, specifically my specialty black tea blends and I’m having sleepy-time tea in the evenings to help me sleep. So lots of water consumption happening!

✔️Yoga/Stretch Everyday – My back/shoulder/neck pain from last month finally went away! I’m still doing lots of stretching and yoga since I am spending so much time at my computer now and reading more at night.

✔️Apply for Two Jobs a Week – I’ve been keeping up this one! I applied to a bunch of internships and job openings this past week. Slowly more jobs are appearing so fingers crossed something works out for me!

✔️Read 100 Books – Making slow, slow progress on this one. Goodreads reminded me I’m 4 books behind schedule so I better finish up some of the books that I started in February. I have plans to read a few hours before bed every night. I’ve also started working from my room again on my laptop with super slow internet which gives me more time to read while I wait for pages to load.

✔️Set a Consistent Book Schedule – I’m still scheduling my posts in advance whenever I can. I have a few planned already for March. I need to think of what books I want to review and wrote those up still.

✔️Bookstagram – I had a hard time planning my content for March, I use book challenge prompts to help me, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted those pictures to look, or even what props to use.

How did Febraury treat you?

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