Amy’s Monthly Wrap Up – February

How is it March already!? February just flew by didn’t it? Well I suppose it is the shortest month of the year.

February was a weird month for me, as a lot was going on in my personal life, so, I didn’t read as much as I wanted to. I did manage to read 6 books, which is pretty good going despite all my personal issues.

How many books did you read in February? Any that stood out?

Books I Read in February

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

This was such a great YA Thriller with an intriguing premise which kept me hooked throughout. It had many twists and turns and the ending certainly didn’t pan out as I had thought! It’s a must read for fans of One of Us is Lying and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. Full review here.

Sofa Surfer by Malcolm Duffy

This was a real heart wrenching read about a topic that I knew little about – hidden homelessness. It was a real empathetic read that did open my eyes to this issue and made me want to make a difference. Full review here.

Heartstopper Vol 3 by Alice Oseman

I don’t read many graphic novels but I am addicted to the Heartstopper series! I was so eager to read Vol 3 that I rushed to my local library when my reservation came in. This volume was just amazing! I love the relationship between Charlie and Nick, and the illustrations are just so quirky. What I also like about this volume was that it started to delve into the topic of eating disorders, which I’m not very clued up about.

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jwando

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly was an emotion packed read that had me welling up several times. It was so beautifully written and the writing style was almost poetic at times. It did delve into some pretty dark topics such as suicide, depression, bullying and the dark side of social media but it was all dealt with extremely well. The way it brought topics such as suicide, mental health and online bullying to the forefront was inspiring and I can honestly say, it will stick with me. Full review here.

Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds by Guy Bass

This was real light hearted, comedic children’s book loosely based on Groundhog Day. It had me laughing out for it’s entirety and I loved the character of Anna. I loved her character and how she almost got her comeuppance regarding her always being on time. You also really feel for her in a way and her panic becomes your panic and I loved that about this book. It’s a real comical read, paired with amazing illustrations that will have any child howling on the floor with laughter.

Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann

Well, this book just blew me away..literally! Novels written in verse are becoming one of my favourites ways to read and Run, Rebel was no different. The writing was almost lyrical and was absolutely stunning. The subject matter within the book was quite dark at times but nothing was glamourised at all. It was overall, a beautiful, heartfelt read full of hope and also courage. Full review here.

Books I Hope To Read in March

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