February wrap up

February Wrap Up – Month Not Bad For Less Days

Hello readers! I hope you all are well and you all had a lovely month of February. For me, it’s been a good month but it didn’t feel short to me. I have been writing life updates in weekly wrap-ups and if you have followed you must know there has been a lot to do some weeks while some weeks were relaxing and uneventful which is a change from January. As for reading, I could read good number of books even with less days of the month and I also enjoyed all the books except one or two. Equal quantity and quality make it a perfect month in reading.

Books I read

I read 7 books. Total pages read – 2686.

I didn’t post reviews of books I read this month as I was posting reviews of books I read in January. I think this will be a thing this year.

10 reasons why I love Illuminae

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Illuminae is fantastic futuristic sci-fi that revolves around Kady, Ezra and crazy AI trying to save their lives from battleship of evil mega-corporation chasing them.

The story is about love, friendship, trust, deceit, survival, plague, and space warfare.

I really enjoyed reading this with Toni. It sets high standard for sci-fi novels.

hate-to-love historical romance

A Perfect Equation (The Secret Scientists of London, #2) by Elizabeth Everett

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Perfect Equation is amazing entertaining second book in The Secret Scientists of London series that revolves around a mathematician Letitia Fenley (Letty) and Lord William Hughes, the Viscount Greycliff (Grey) who find their perfect equation of love.

The story is about past mistakes, getting over fears and boundaries set by past, societal differences, the beginning of suffrage, unrest in London among social class, love, friendship, belongingness, rights, and sisterhood.

Click on title to read full review.

The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is hearwarming and adorable romance that revolves around Sabrina and Ray who has been in Dell for different reasons and find kindred spirits in each other.

The story is about family, trust, heartbreak, acceptance, kindness, family secrets, ghost stories, anxiety, the importance of taking care of mental health, hope, and love.

It is delightful, entertaining, sweet and emotive romance. It is perfect read for all seasons.

Lemon Drop Falls by Heather Clark

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lemon Drop Falls is touching and moving middle grade fiction that revolves around 12 yrs old Morgan learning to live life after her mother’s death.

The story is about coping with loss and grief, new transition in life, friendship, anxiety, family, and hope.

It is sensitive, realistic, relatable, and beautifully well written middle grade fiction.

The Keeper of Stories by Sally Page

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Keeper of Stories is wonderful women’s fiction that revolves around Janice the house cleaner and stories she collects of people she works for.

The story is mainly about misplaced guilt but there is many layers of trust, betrayal, loss, grief, tough childhood, parent’s influence on children, struggle in life, friendship, and love.

My only small complaint is this is slow read. But this turned out a gem.

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The story was about a co-authors who were forced to write one more book after their partnership died because of their feelings. It has friends to hate to love trope.

This wasn’t exactly what I thought, (now I think what really thought) but I’m a bit disappointed with this book.

What I wanted to happen in this book came much late in second half, in fact, at 60% of the book. First half only made me frustrated as I couldn’t get clear pciture of what exactly happened between character and then when that part came at around 75% (or later ?) about what pages Kat burned and why, I felt exactly like Nathan felt during their break up in the beginning.

What I loved most is writing and the way authors wrote how co-authors works on book. Most of my stars are just for it.

Twenty prizewinning stories

The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Editor)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Best Short Stories 2021 is a collection of 20 well-written literary fiction stories with various themes. Most of them are diverse stories has tragic, sad, depressing, and heartbreaking tone, and political writing. You need to be in a particular mood for this.

I don’t read that many literary fiction and never have read any award winning stories or those published in New Yorker and such magazines so I didn’t enjoy all stories as I felt they were too highbrow for me but some were truly masterpieces that I, who prefers normal stories like normal readers, enjoyed.

Reviews I Published

Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Best Short Stories 2021 by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Perfect Equation by Elizabeth Everett

Other Posts

February-March 2022 releases I added to TBR

10 New Blogs I Discovered in 2021

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Links I enjoyed

Happy Black History Month + Some Book Recs @The Literary Phoenix

February 2022 Anticipated New Releases @Lair Of Books

Book Recommendations: Books by Black Authors about Friendship, Family, and Community to Read During Black History Month @ The Quiet Pond

Are Marvel Movies REAL Cinema? @A Fictional Bookworm


New releases by Black Authors that should be on your radar @ Inking & Thinking

Diverse Romantic Comedy Books: 2021 Releases @ Bookish Brews

Anti-Valentines Suggestions! @ The Orangutan Librarian

My Annotating System | Why & How @ Comfort Reads

15 Things Only Bibliophiles Can Relate To @ paperbacktomes

51 Romance Books to Read in 2022 @ Whispering Chapters

Why I Have Decided to Quit Instagram @ booksophobias

Plans for this month

We might have a one day picnic in the middle of month.

There is an induction meeting in last weeks of the month for my kid’s nursery that is starting from April 1st. I need to meet her teachers and have a chat. Also, there will be school shopping (her uniform, shoes, and books) and we need to do her bus registration.

I’ll be reading books I signed up for this month and also next month. (I want to be ahead of things when her school starts)

Thank you for reading! Let’s chat…

How was your month?
Have you read any of these books or plan to?
What are you reading in March?


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Hi, I'm Yesha, an Indian book blogger. Avid and eclectic reader who loves to read with a cup of tea. Not born reader but I don't think I’m going to stop reading books in this life. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”


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