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.
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.
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.
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??)
“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.
“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
(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.)
❤ ❤ ❤ and I reached 345 followers????? how kind this world is??????<3 ❤ ❤
❤ ❤ 345 witnesses to my unstable fangirl meltdowns. ❤ ❤
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
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???