Monthly Wrap-Up | February 2019

Happy end of February!

February flew by for me. It feels like yesterday that I was celebrating Christmas with my family. Now, we’re heading into spring and I cannot wait! Nothing super exciting happened to me during the month of February. I applied for a job I really want, so fingers crossed! 🙂

During the month of February I read 10 books! The only goal I had for the month was to read more books by people of colour for Black History Month. The books I chose were incredible, so I can’t wait to read more by Octavia E. Butler and Candice Carty-Williams.

As usual, I feature my top two books of the month from differing genres.


Best Books of the Month 1

the blood mirror



The Blood Mirror brings character twists you won’t see coming while setting up an incredible finale that will be The Burning White.
This fantasy series easily one of the best I’ve ever read. READ IT NOW!






The risk


The Risk is everything I wanted from it and more. It features a spitfire protagonist, witty banter, and red-hot chemistry. 
Kennedy is easily one of the best writers of new adult sports romance.





everything else 1



I read A Room of One’s Own in my first year of university in a women and literature course. I disliked it. Immensely. So, after finding a cheap copy at my local bookstore I decided to revisit it to see if my feelings changed. Spoiler alert: they did!
four stars black


We Shouldn’t is an okay workplace enemies to lovers story that doesn’t quite land.
three stars black



How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? is a beautiful collection of stories that cover a range of topics all set within science fiction and fantasy settings.four stars black



Parable of the Sower is an incredible novel about community and survival that highlights the strengths of diversity in a world where the way of the life of the past is no longer achievable.four stars black




The City of Brass is an incredibly complicated fantasy novel that deserves more love and attention because it will keep you glued to the pages.four stars black



Only Ever You is an emotionally heavy novel about the power of first love, forgiveness, and mental health. Only Ever You might not be for everyone as the first chapter sets the tone for the novel while delivering a sucker punch readers won’t see coming.three and a half stars black



Queenie is an intimate look at what it’s like and what it means to be a twenty-five-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London. Queenie expertly tackles culture, dating life, work place struggles, family dynamics, and friendships and how they all intertwine for better or for worse.
Release Date: March 19, 2019four stars black



City of Miracles is an incredible finale that brings its world and characters full circle giving readers a satisfying end to a beloved trilogy.five stars black




Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of February?

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