February Wrap-up and March TBR

In a strange turn of events, I’ve completed 85% of my February TBR. There’s hope for me after all!

My blogging activity, however, declined dramatically in February. I work in a company that ends its fiscal year on March so these last few months have been really chaotic for me. Expect me to also disappear for most of March and early April.

Anyway, enough about work, let’s recap my reading and blogging (lack of) achievements.

February wrap-up

Reading recap

My February TBR:

  1. Firefight (Brandon Sanderson)
  2. Hero of Ages (Brandon Sanderson)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling)
  4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton)
  5. A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab)
  6. Charm & Strange (Stephanie Kuehn)
  7. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)

What I Actually Read:

Firefight (Brandon Sanderson)

The second book in Reckoners series was better than I expected it to be. I’m not the biggest fan of Steelheart, but I found Firefight to be highly enjoyable quick read.
4 star

Hero of Ages (Brandon Sanderson)

After the slight disappointment that was Well of Ascension, Hero of Ages was Mistborn return to its full-blown glory. I still like Well of Ascension a lot, but at times I had to drag myself to read that book. Hero of Ages had none of that problem and I ungrudgingly gave it 5 stars.
5 star

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling)

It’s been ages since I last re-read this book. I am delighted to find out that Harry Potter is still as charming as ever even when I read it as an adult. Harry’s first visit to the Diagon Alley still elicited a squeal from me. Not to mention the sorting ceremony, and all of the refreshments and snacks in the Great Hall of Hogwarts.
 star

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton)

I should be posting a review of this wonderful book soon, but for now I just want to rave about it. Walton wrote a book that from its descriptions I would find difficult to enjoy. One, lyrical prose. Two, magical realism. Three, the pain and passion of human love.
The fact that I love it so much speaks volume on how amazing this book was.
4.5 star

A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab)

If you thought I was a little too obsessed with A Darker Shade of Magic, I have a bad news. I’ve found a new book to obsess about and it’s none other than its sequel, A Gathering of Shadows.
4.5 star

Charm & Strange (Stephanie Kuehn)

I reviewed this strange but compelling book here.
4 star

Currently Reading:
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)

Blogging recap

Reviews
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn – LINK

Recap and New Releases
March Most Anticipated New Releases – LINK

Top Ten Tuesday
The Past and The Future – LINK
Fictional Ways to Make Someone Loves You – LINK
Ten books I recently enjoyed that weren’t my typical read – LINK

Book Tags and Awards
The Disney Book Tag – LINK

A Darker Shade of Magic Reread
Part XIV

Miscellaneous
HTML Tips for Bloggers: Working with Boxes and Images – LINK
Fanboy Book Club: Kick-off – LINK

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March TBR

I’m going to Sanderson’d my TBR because I have a long long way to go to complete this.

  1. The Alloy of Law (Brandon Sanderson)
    New Mistborn characters, world, time period, etc. Sounds fun.
  2. Legion (Brandon Sanderson)
    I need to make a dent in my novella/short stories TBR and this one seems like an interesting read. Not that I have a choice to not read it.
  3. More Happy than Not (Adam Silvera)
    It’s Fanboy Book Club book for March and I’m really excited to read it!
  4. Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
    I’m jumping in with the crowd and will try to read this book before I see the movie. It’s also part of my Book Riot challenge.
  5. Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare)
    This is my #1 priority tbh.
  6. Mitosis (Brandon Sanderson)
    Should be a super quick read before I haul Calamity in April.
  7. It (Stephen King)
    I hate clowns. I’m easily frightened by horror movies. But, I’m also a masochist. Plus this book fits the criteria for both my Book Riot challenge and my door-stopper challenge so I will (TRY to) read it.

Thank you for reading my blabbering. Until next time!


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