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February 2020 Wrap Up: It Was the Month of Love but I Did Not Love These Books

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It’s March 17th so the perfect time to do a February Wrap Up. I completely forgot to do one, and then time just got away from me with all the Women’s Prize reading I’ve been doing.

But I also read in February, so let’s talk about that!

docile

I was beyond excited to read Docile, but ultimately, this left a bad aftertaste. I wasn’t even sure what to rate it at first. With an interesting concept and a really engaging narrative voice, this book made some choices that I found unproblematic and I did not like how this ended because in my opinion it was really a poor way to handle and incredibly complex and difficult topic. You can read my full thoughts HERE.

everyreasonweshouldnt

Honestly, I did not like a single thing about this. It’s been ages since I’ve given a one-star rating, but here we are. I found the characters one-dimensional and bad at that, the plot was non-existent, the pacing weird and too slow and I just did not care about this one at all, despite me wanting to love it. You can read my full review HERE.

thischangeseverything

This book is one of my favorite things I ever read. I have great anxiety about climate change, and I think capitalism cannot offer any solutions for it. This was well researched, well written, and I think it is an eye-opening text for those that are sure that capitalism and climate change can work together. I went in already knowing this stuff, but the text lays it out so clearly and determinedly that I still got so much from this book. It’s quite dense, so it took me ages to read, but it was a rewarding reading experience (and by rewarding I mean completely terrifying of course). I highly recommend the audiobook.

beardnecessities

This was a great ending to one of my favorite romance series. I absolutely love the Winston Brothers books, which are completely ridiculous, but so good. We’ve been waiting for Scarlet and Billy’s story since basically the first book and it was worth the wait. I loved seeing all the other characters together, and all their antics. As for Billy and Claire, I really enjoyed the angstiness, but I think the resolution came to quickly and it was kind of rushed. But overall great. My full series review can be found HERE.

fromlukovwithlove

Rereading a fave romance was also necessary, so I reread From Lukov With Love and it’s still my all-time favorite romance. It’s so slow, the characters are fantastic, everything works so well, it’s tropes GALORE, truly a great time. And it’s awesome every time I reread it so we keep winning.

everyheartadoorway

I’ve been recommended this series countless times and I can confirm that it’s fantastic. I LOVED Every Heart a Doorway – the concept is incredibly fun, especially for someone who adores portal fantasies, and I love the characters. This was also diverse and well-written and an all-around winner. The audiobooks are fantastic, highly recommend them.

downamongthesticksandbones

I then read Down Among the Sticks and Bones and I loved this one as well. Jack and Jill were my fave characters in the first book and it was great to see their story. I also loved the setting here and it was just a delight.

addI’d love to hear from you – how was your reading month? What was your favorite read in February? I’d love to know!

In the meantime, happy reading

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10 thoughts on “February 2020 Wrap Up: It Was the Month of Love but I Did Not Love These Books

  1. i just went to read your review of docile, and yikes! i’ve been hearing more and more negative things about it, and i don’t think it’s a book i can read. from what you and other say, i know i’d have an issue with the “dub-con/non-con” content that it was marketed to have ://

    but i’m glad you liked the wayward children books! the series started out meh for me and got better haha, so i’m hoping i really like the next book!

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  2. I’ve read the first three books in the Winston Brother’s series and I’ve reread them all because of how much I love them, but for some reason I haven’t continued with the series. Your thoughts on the last book made me want to rectify that very quickly though!

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      1. I had to reread the third book after writing this comment because of how much I missed these characters, and now I’m moving on to the fourth one! Thanks for the push I needed!

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  3. I read those same two Wayward Children books last February, and I was completely sucked into the world! I decided to hold off reading the next three books because I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if it ended. 🥺 But I think I’ll succumb anyway this quarantine. Sorry to see that the first two books were a miss, but I hope you have a better March in reading!

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