February seems to have flown by. I know it is the shorted month but it seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. I’ve managed to read 10 books throughout February which I can’t quite believe! So, I am back with another what I’ve read this month post. Here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in February!
Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
It’s a classic tale of girl-meets-boy, boy-meets-other-girl, heart-gets-broken, revenge-is-plotted, everything-blows-up. Spectacularly.
At least they’re friends now. They’ve left the drama behind them back in Taipei—at their summer program, Loveboat—forever.
Now fall is here, and it’s time to focus on what really matters. Sophie is determined to be the best student Dartmouth’s ever had. Forget finding the right guy to make her dreams come true—Sophie is going to make her future happen for herself. Xavier, on the other hand, just wants to stay under his overbearing father’s radar, collect his trust fund when he turns eighteen, and concentrate on what makes him happy, for the first time ever.
I enjoyed the companion novel to Loveboat, Taipai. It was certainly a lot of fun to read and is full of moments I loved. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the last book in the series but it certainly put a smile on my face. I’ve written a full review of this one, which you can find here.
The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Thanks to a DNA test, Avery knows that she’s not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And there are threats lurking around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture – by any means necessary.
I’m so glad I finally got round to reading the sequel of this book because it was an amazing read. It definitely set up the third and final book in the series for most of the time but there are so many more questions and mysteries raised in this book. I cannot wait for The Final Gambit! Here is my full review of this one.
Here is a little snapshot of 6 of the books that I’ve read this month along with the rating I gave them. There is one book I was so disappointed by but I enjoyed the others!
- Writers and Lovers by Lily King – ★★
- The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks – ★★★★
- The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – ★★★★
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – ★★★
- The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang – ★★★★
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – ★★★★
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.
I read this book immediately after binge watching the TV show which was incredible. The book is even better. If you haven’t already read this book, you need to. It is such an important book and really opened my eyes to what those working for NHS go through daily.
The Last Library by Freya Sampson
Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and reclusive, the thirty-year-old would rather spend her time buried in books than venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to emerge from behind the shelves to save the heart of her community and the place that holds the dearest memories of her mother.
Joining a band of eccentric yet dedicated locals in a campaign to keep the library, June opens herself up to other people for the first time since her mother died. It just so happens that her old school friend Alex Chen is back in town and willing to lend a helping hand. The kindhearted lawyer’s feelings for her are obvious to everyone but June, who won’t believe that anyone could ever care for her in that way.
To save the place and the books that mean so much to her, June must finally make some changes to her life. For once, she’s determined not to go down without a fight. And maybe, in fighting for her cherished library, June can save herself, too.
I adored this book! It felt like a hug in a book and is exactly what I needed to bring a smile to my face. I feel this book may have affected me more as I work in libraries but I’m sure it will have the same affect on so many people. If you love books about book and libraries too, this book is for you!
Books read this month: 10
Pages read this month: 3,470
Books read this year: 20
Pages read this year: 6,736
There you have it, that is everything I read in February! What have you read in February and what are you looking forward to reading in March? Let me know in the comments!