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February Wrap-Up

Wrap Up

I have no idea who read those 7 books but it can’t have been me. Seriously. *lol* Or was it? O_o I think the only reason I read so much is because there were so many library deadlines! This might sound crazy but I borrowed a lot of books that are on My Book List 2020 and I didn’t want to return them unread so I kind of kicked in my fast-reading gear and powered through them.

I mean I read „Red Seas Under Red Skies“, a 630 pages book, in about a week. O_o Which must have been some sort of new record. *lol* Soo, the positive thing is that I read a lot of books, the negative one is that I barely had any time to write reviews about them! Talk about a good work/life balance! >_< Urgh! I’ve a current backlog of three reviews (which is a lot by my standards) and I really hope that I’ll be able to work them off soon!

As for the rest of the month? The new pollen season just began and with the growing amount of hazelnut and alder in the air my asthma began way earlier than last year. Also I celebrated my birthday and I was lucky enough to spend an entire day with my bestie! ❤ (And if you wonder how old I am now: I won’t tell! 😛 I’m a faerie so you can do the math! XD)

This said, let’s head to to my monthly statistic and take a closer look at those awesome numbers!

Books read: 7

Pages read:  2.622 (And here I thought I wouldn’t be able to read a lot in February! Must be mostly due to library deadlines. *lol*)

Average rating: 4,43 (That’s a pretty good rating considering how many books I read! 🙂 )

Books that were on my reading list:  5 (2 from 2019 andfrom 2020! I can’t believe I’ve alread read 4 of the books from My Book List 2020!!! Who am I even? *lol*)

February Reads:

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The Gilded Wolves: 5 Pfoten

This was definitely one of my bookish highlights of 2020! I know the year just started but this was so great! A diverse character cast, a heist, a well-thought-out world, suspenseful scenes, amazing quotes and Roshani Chokshi’s unique talent for tension made this book kind of unputdownable! XD I was glad Miri decided to read „The Gilded Wolves“ with me and I’m still crossing my fingers that I’ll get an ARC of „The Silvered Serpents“. Wish me luck! 😉

Turtles All the Way Down: 4 Pfoten

John Green’s books are always sort of hit or miss for me so I’m glad to announce that this one was a „hit“. 🙂 „Turtles All the Way Down“ had a pretty good OCD rep and it really helped me to understand some of my friends even better. Well, at least I think I understand them better now and that’s always a good thing. If you want to read more about my thoughts you can do it here!

Scythe: 5 Pfoten

What a surprise!!! When I started to read this book I never thought that I’d end up loving it so much! ❤ So far „Scythe“ was the hidden „easter egg“ of my bookish reading adventures in 2020! It took me by surprise just like „Illuminae“ did last year and I’m soo looking forward to get my greedy paws on a copy of „Thunderhead“. I’m still kinda dishevelled from all the action and my mind is all over the place so let’s hope I can regain some of my sanity before I start with book two. 😛

Red Seas Under Red Skies: 4 Pfoten

Scott Lynch has a talent to write amazing books! I love Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen and I’ll never get tired of those two and their friendship! ❤ If you enjoy heist stories with intricate schemes and cunning characters this series should be perfect for you. Also in book two there are pirates and strong women!!! Which was more than just amazing to read! Highly recommended!

Percy Jackson – The Battle of the Labyrinth: 4 Pfoten

I can’t believe I’ve already read the fourth book! Just one more and the main series is over. T_T This series is getting darker and more mature with every installment and I’m convinced the last book will continue in this vein. Still, Percy’s snark and his girl troubles were quite entertaining and I can’t help but wonder how he’s going to fare in the next book. *lol*

The Impossible Boy: 5 Pfoten

I LOVED THIS BOOK! Mostly because for the first time ever (or the second time if you count Alex Fierro) I felt truly represented. Well, at least up to about 50% because Stan, the MC, is male. *lol* So it was exactly the other way around. Still, I think I finally understand why people want to read books that represent them. It made me so happy to read this and I think my 5 paws might be super biased  but damn I felt understood!!! And for that alone this book would get all the paws, stars and whatever other rating systems out there exist. XD For me this was everything. ❤

Ruby Red: 4 Pfoten

This was a reread and not only on My Book List 2020 but also a part of my German speaking Authors Year! Kerstin Gier is a really talented author and I’ve read many of her other books as well. This time however, I decided to read the English version of „Ruby Red“. They mostly did a good job at translating it but there was one thing that bothered me immensely: They changed the MCs name from Gwendolyn to Gwyneth and I just wasn’t okay with this. >_< I know this probably makes me a bean counter but seriously, why change it? All the other character’s names stayed the same so WTH??!!! This was just strange and I still don’t get it… If I ever find time you’ll be able to read my review on here soon. XD

Rankenzeile

How was your February? Did you get some serious reading done as well and if yes, what was your favourite book? What do you think about book translations and would you have been annoyed by the change of the MCs name too? Do you also have troubles with library deadlines? XD

Talk to me and let me know!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Allgemein, Bookish Fox Knowledge

February Wrap-Up

Wow, this is the first time I actually managed to write a wrap-up for the books I read last month. After blogging for umm 6 months that’s quite an achievement. *lol* (At least it’s for me and I think I should get a medal or something. Haha! )

Anyway, I dunno what happened but for some reason I only read 6 books… Oh well scratch that, I DO KNOW what happened. Work, an ill family and real life happened so it’s no wonder I didn’t manage to read more than those six books. Truth be told, it’s a miracle I was even able to read something. *lol* Yep, that’s me, always the imperturbable optimist. XD

Where was I again? Oh, yes!  Six books which makes for a really nice statistic:

Books read: 6

Pages read: 3.009 (Okay, I read KoA over the course of 3 months so maybe it were about 400 pages less, but who counts, right? ;-P)

Average rating: 3.83 (Is it just me or am I really getting hard to please? *lol*)

Books that were on my reading list: 2 (1 from 2018 and 1 from 2019)

February Reads:

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Station Eleven: 4 Pfoten

I really enjoyed that book and it definitely was something different to all the other post-apocalyptic books I read so far. If you want to take a look at my full review you can read it here.

Ghosted: 4 Pfoten

The first f/m romance I read in ages AND I loved it. This book was so relatable and if you have children you’ll enjoy it immensely because that aspect of the book is portrayed in a really lovely and realistic way.

Kingdom of Ash: 5 Pfoten

If I ever get over this book I’ll let you know! *lol* So far it hasn’t happened and I’m not entirely sure if it will ever happen. This book was one hell of a masterpiece and my head is still spinning. It’s taking me ages to sort through my sticky notes and to write down quotes so it might take quite a while until you’re actually able to read a proper review. There will come one though, promise! 😉

Illuminae: 5 Pfoten

THIS BOOK WAS SUCH A SURPRISE! I didn’t expect to love it so much but damn I could kick my pre-Illuminae-self for not reading it sooner. What was I even thinking?! Well, post-Illuminae-me is happy I finally dared to read it and the interesting format only enhanced my reading experience! So don’t let it put you off! You can find my full review here.

Genuine Fraud: 2 Pfoten

This was hands down the worst book I read over those last few months. I loved “We Were Liars” so I expected something awesome from “Genuine Fraud”. Unfortunately this didn’t happen and I was really disappointed in the end. As I said in my review on Goodreads: “If I’d be a smoker it wouldn’t even be worth the infamous cigarette after the sex.” *lol* I guess that should give you a good idea of how anticlimactic the entire book was. ;-P

Anna and the French Kiss: 3 Pfoten

It was a nice romance but it didn’t sweep me off my feet. Maybe I read too many similar books or saw too many teenage romance movies but for me it felt like the book ran things by the rule book. XD Look at me getting all picky with my ratings. Urgh! >_<

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What about you? Did you already read some of the books I read in February and if yes did you like them?!  Which books were on your reading list last month? Were they good and do you have any recommendations?

Talk to me! =)

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