February Wrap Up (ft. 8 five star books????)

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February is done for and it was a fantastic month for books, especially YA????? I wept so many times over pages. I met so many characters that shall forever be obsessively loved. I immersed in so many worlds????

AND I FINISHED “DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN”!!!! My very first Korean drama and it was so beautiful. The Book Prophet (*shocked* I need to add her to my favorite bloggers ever page???? UPDATE: it’s done) recommended I watch it and I said, OF COURSE I SHALL TRY IT NOW, QUEEN.

so incredible???????

I thought it was kind of low budget at first but NO, it is quality content. It’s SLIGHTLY not the best quality but that’s the aesthetic.

I want to learn Korean now so I can watch their faces more closely and not the subtitles.


yes. this is the main couple. giving one another a fist bump. I SAID LOOK AT THEM.

It’s a love story between Captain Yoo Shi Jin, a beautiful Korean soldier, and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, a gorgeous Korean doctor (\she is my fashion inspiration/). She ends up volunteering in the same foreign country where he’s working to enforce peace, and need I say more???????  THAT PREMISE. and they fist bump?????? GOD SAVE ME.

I promise it’s amazing, and you won’t regret donating your week nights to this worthy cause.

*we need more YA books with Korean voices.

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and I read a total of 9 books largely thanks to my NEW and official library card at the downtown library.  Because there are floors and FLOORS of books. I went up and down stairs. I exercised. and a small cafe. (didn’t check for frozen hot chocolate. who have I become??)


what I read


“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by JK Rowling (5/5 stars)

ARC “Tess of the Road” by Rachel Hartman (3/5 stars)

“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin (short story but so precious) (5/5 stars)

ARC “In Sight of Stars” by Gae Polisner (5/5 stars)

“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo (5/5 stars)

“Crooked Kingdom” by Leigh Bardugo (5/5 stars)

“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz (5/5 stars)

“Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell (5/5 stars)

“They Both Die at the End” by Adam Silvera (5/5 stars)

*behold, 8/9 books are five star?????? I promise my standards are not low, these books were just astonishingly wonderful.


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“David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens (such a great book, the prose is beautiful as always with Dickens. He can capture a personality so well??? I’m so attached to each and every character, I’m in David’s family. And James Steerforth breaks my heart. more on that to come.)

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak (I’m reading the audible and even though the narrator has a stunning voice, it’s taking so long?? And I keep finding myself zoning out or falling asleep because it’s all very much like a trance. this has been a freaky experience.)

“The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater (I just started, I think i’m on pg 45?? and already i must protect these precious butterflies of joy and friendship. THE FRIENDSHIP LEVEL IS NINE THOUSAND.)


Favorite Book of February


it was between this and Ari and Dante and I feel so traitorous but I love this one 1/1000 of a fraction more. SIMON AND BAZ.

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(and I sadly failed at being the most tag tormented soul on the internet. i only did…….3 tags. i need to have a talk with my life coach. who is now adam parrish.)


Sunshine Blogger Award (tysm Kay)

Goodreads Book Tag

I Dare You! Book Tag


❤ ❤ ❤ and I reached 345 followers????? how kind this world is??????<3 ❤ ❤

❤ ❤ 345 witnesses to my unstable fangirl meltdowns. ❤ ❤

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and some of my favorite posts this month……..


@ Hollie Blog with LGBTQ Books by LGBTQ Authors (#OWNVOICES)

@ allonsythornraxx with AM I SICK OF YA?

@ Emma Reads with her book recommendations

@ Inside My Library Mind’s guide to Instagram

@ Drizzle and Hurricane’s getting real about book blogging pressures

@ Book Snacks Types of families in YA ft. lists and books

that moment when @Redgal Musings convinced me to read “American Panda”

@ A Whisper of Ink #LifeUpdate 10 Things I’m Struggling With ft. ranting

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FEBRUARY. FIN. It was a month that shall live on in history as that one month I read all the amazing books and was overjoyed. March has so much to live up to. My goals include making sure my posts are 100000% spoiler free (which is a harder art that I ever imagined????? see* unstable fangirl confession. plz send me virtual tea bc I have no chill)

What was your favorite Feb. book??? Have you read any of mine???


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47 thoughts on “February Wrap Up (ft. 8 five star books????)

  1. emmareadstoomuch says:

    EIGHT FIVE STARS WOW WOW. i’m glad you had such a great month!! also the book thief and the raven boys are amazing so march will probs be great too??

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      awww tysm!! one of the best months of life for sure bc THOSE BOOKS?????? my library is closed for renovations so march is starting with raven boys withdraw symptoms bc i shockingly didn’t get the whole series???? WHY???
      in short, i’m dying.

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  2. Analee @ Book Snacks says:

    YAYAYAY SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS!! It makes me so so happy to see Six of Crows + CK and Carry On here and TBDATE because omg those books are just SO FREAKING AMAZING I can’t. And yayyyyy for The Raven Boys!! I still haven’t made any progress on my reread of the series, oops, but I can’t wait for you to continue the book! It’s so good. I hope you have a great March!! ❤️

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I feel like i read too many good things at once and now my emotions are just done and can’t function properly.
      my sister offered to make me waffles and I CRIED bc that’s something my favorite characters would do for each other or need in their life and i’m an absolute wreak i need recovery????????? *book symptoms overwhelming*
      and also now I’m filled with even more hope and even more excited for raven cycle!!! i love the first book with my entire soul i’m so glad you love it too!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


    • malanielovesfiction says:

      tysm!!!!!! I need to reread Six of Crows already bc the plot was so intricate and intense, I’m convinced Bardugo is a genius??? how did she possibly design kaz’s beautiful mind?????

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      • Kaila says:

        I think I read Crooked Kingdom like a week after I finished Six of Crows and I still felt like I needed a refresher 😂 There’s so much going on! I loved every second of itttttt.

        Ugh I can’t wait to read!!!!


  3. Marie says:

    Wow, you had such a fantastic reading month, that makes me SO HAPPY! I hope March will be just as awesome and that you will love The Raven Boys, I loved that series so much and the cast of characters was incredible ❤
    Thank you so much for sharing my post! Hope you'll have a lovely month! x

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  4. Kat Impossible says:

    I am really glad you are already attached to the Raven Boys because those characters are so precious! Too bad you are not feeling the Book Thief though. It’s such an amazing story and when I read it, I was all emotional all the time haha

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  5. bookishgirl61 says:

    Wow, you had such an amazing month! All except one were 5 star reads! I’m so glad you loved the Six of Crows duology! And I agree that we definitely need more Korean voices in YA. I studied abroad in South Korea and absolutely loved the culture, food, everything. And kdramas… those are always so much fun! I’m glad you enjoyed Descendants of the Sun; that’s a really good one! Happy reading and watching 🙂


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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      tysm!!! wow, how cool to study in s. korea???? it’s on my bucket list to travel there ❤ ❤ if I could successfully cook (i always accidentally poison myself) then I would SO MUCH be looking for a recipe c;


  6. thebookprophet says:

    Happy to see that you watched Descendants of the Sun because of me hehehe I have pulled you into the K-Drama hole – there’s no escaping now! 😀 Ahhh I LOVE the raven boys! Adam is my smol child and shall be protected at all costs

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  7. Ellyn says:

    You read so many great reads, you’re kicking the year off so strong! I hope you enjoy The Raven Boys! Adam is my favourite, to me, he’s the most relatable.
    Thank you so much for linking my post, it means a lot! ❤️❤️

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    YASASASA, you should read American Panda. Also, you read so many 5 star books?!! Wow! That’s incredible.
    I hope to start the Raven Boys soon. I keep hearing so much about them that I know I really just need to open the book. As it is, it just sits on my bookshelf, waiting…..

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