February 2023 Recap

Monthly Reading Recap graphic

Blog Posts:


  1. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (audio)
  2. Cruel Illusions by Margie Fuston
  3. Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Teashop by Roselle Lim (audio)
  4. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (audio)
  5. The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord (audio)
  6. Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas
  7. How The Best Hunter In The Village Met Her Death by Molly Knox Ostertag
  8. Mysteries of Thorn Manor by Margaret Rogerson
  9. Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo and Dani Pendergast (audio)
  10. Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus (audio)
  11. Luminary: A Magical Guide to Self-Care by Kate Scelsa
  12. Garlic and the Witch by Bree Paulsen
  13. Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra (audio)
  14. The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi (audio)
  15. Crumbs by Danie Sterling
  16. Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell
  17. Igniting Darkness by RL LaFevers (audio)

Final breakdown: 17 read, 9 audio, 6 books given away

How My Month Went:

Trying something new after seeing Kristin’s monthly wrap ups on her blog and really liking the way it put everything together. This is my last month before my next year on ALA’s Rise Feminist Book Project starts so I’m trying to catch up as much as possible on reviews to write and books to read. Slowly but surely!

January was stressful, but February has not been kind. This month has included a long overdue dental trip which requires additonal trips for a deep cleaning (no cavities though!) which is fine but I hate the dentist so much that I’m absolutely dreading it. I also filed my taxes which somehow always has some kind of weird stressor because of course. THEN because that wasn’t enough the handle to my freezer came off in my hand so that’s being replaced–which is great but so many things!

I had some nice work moments too this month which were good in this season of perpetual stress and burnout. Quite a few compliments on my clothes and accessories. A teen intern who saw my Book Reviewing 101 presentation came into the library to get the URL of my blog and tell me she was reading one of my reviews–which was quite lovely since it’s not always clear who my readers here are. Plus the book club I run at work had some new faces and a really nice discussion.

With the end of this month, it’s time to gear up for Rise. I am still playing perpetual catch up on reviews and still have so many 2022 titles to talk up here!

You can also see my recap from last month.

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