Monthly Reading Wrap Ups, Reading Updates

Reading Wrap Up – February 2022

Wow, February was a terrible reading month for me. I only read six books, one of which was a graphic novel and another that was finishing a reread. Plus I had my first DNF of the year. But it’s March 5th and I’ve already read two books in March and think I’ll finish another today. So here’s my wrap up for February but looking forward to a better month in March.

Reading Stats

  • Books Read: 6
  • DNFs: 1
  • Pages Read: 2,229
  • Average Rating: 3.50
    • 1 – 2 stars
    • 3 – 3 stars
    • 2 – 5 stars
  • Genre Breakdown
    • Contemporary – 2
    • Romance – 2
    • Dystopia – 1
    • Fantasy – 1

The Books

The Gaps by Leanne Hall

3 stars – Full Review

First, I read my ARC of The Gaps from NetGalley. This one was ok. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting based on the blurb though and it had a big focus on modern art that I didn’t get/enjoy, it’s just not my thing.

Heartstopper Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman

5 stars

I finally got my hands on Heartstopper Vol. 4 and read it immediately. I loved this one and gave it 5 stars. This took the cute series that I’ve been enjoying but added some really great mental health discussions. This is an important topic especially for the target audience and I love that this book is out there.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5 stars

I finished my reread of The Hunger Games which I’ve been slowly reading since the fall. I love this series and am enjoying being back with these characters.

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

2 stars – Full Review

Another ARC that was not what I was expecting. This is billed as a 1920s fantasy standalone and I got a very slow paced historical fiction with a few magical elements that really doesn’t utilize the time period at all. I was so incredibly bored, I gave it 2 stars.

By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

3 stars – Full Review

This was a pretty middle of the road rom-com. I had some issues with the setup but mostly enjoyed my time. Now it’s a few weeks later and I only have fuzzy memories of it. So 3 stars.

Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin

DNF, no rating

I was really excited about this ARC but about 50 pages in, I had to give up. I was not enjoying it purely because of the writing style. It written as a stream of consciousness with lots of flashbacks. It was not working for me at all. The premise sounds great, I’m disappointed but it was the right choice for me. Others are loving it so give it a try if you’re interested, this was really a personal preference that led to the DNF.

The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra

3 stars – Full Review

And last in my ARCs that weren’t what I was expecting is The Rumor Game. This “social thriller” was really a contemporary with no thrill and unlikeable characters. It was fine but I probably wouldn’t have picked it up if I had better known the genre.

Knitting Update

I’d like to say the reason I didn’t read a lot was that I was knitting but I didn’t do a whole lot of that either. However, I did manage to finish a project I’ve been working on for a while. I make a lot of custom sports jersery sweaters for babies and this one is for the grandson of a friend of my mom’s. Here’s some pictures of Baby Clark’s Misericordia University sweater.

What’s Up Next

I’m on my third book of March already and really excited about my TBR for the Trope-ical Readathon.

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