February 2021 Monthly Wrap Up!

Two months down and we can already start counting down the months left in 2021 on two hands! 🀯
Also, does anyone else love the fact that March starts on a Monday? Is it just me that finds that oddly satisfying? πŸ˜‚

I know February is the shortest month of the year but wow, it really passed by in a blink! Other than work, reading and blogging I’m not even quite sure what I can tell you about what I got up to this month? Like January, half the time I didn’t even know what day it actually was! The only days I was certain of were Wednesdays because as a part-timer that’s my Friday. My parents left to Bali to sort out our house there earlier this month, so the responsibilities here have fallen to me, but other than doing all this adulting stuff it’s been a pretty quiet month!

I’ve been spending a fair chunk of time especially in the last week playing Animal Crossing and honestly, life on my in-game island is probably more exciting than IRL. 🀣 I’ve been doing a lot of terraforming and redecorating and it’s all coming together quite nicely and I was more than happy to kiss the snow good-bye, too! I’m excited to see what the updates this month bring. I saw the Mario x ACNH update has already appeared and the items are so cool! 😍 I don’t know how I’m going to incorporate them on my island but I want to try as much as I can.

Despite the short month, I think I managed to get in quite a few reads in February and I ended up reading 20 books. All save one of my reads were 3-stars and up but I did have one DNF this month and that’s also my first for the year! February was unsurprisingly heavy on romance and I ended up reading a lot of NA sports romances on a whim 🀣 I haven’t read many sports romances and although the jock vulgarity at the beginning of each book is always slightly off-putting, I think I definitely want to try more sports romances. They’re very white though, aren’t they? πŸ€” I also had my first re-read(s) of the year this month and deciding to re-read with the audiobooks for The Illuminae Files and Aurora Rising was a really good decision! These audios are fantastic and I would highly recommend if you want a fun and full-cast listening/reading experience!

All my re-reads were 5-stars but my only 5-star first-time-read this month was Take A Hint, Dani Brown but I also have to mention The Death of Vivek Oji, which ended up being 4.5-stars for me but I’m in no doubt that this book will stick with me for quite a while! πŸ₯²

Book covers are linked to Goodreads and the title text is linked to my reviews, if available!

5 pandas

Take A Hint Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2)
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1)
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

4.5 pandas

HIM (Him #1)
The Death of Vivek Oji
Silver in the Wood

4 pandas

The Deal (Off-Campus #1)
The Switch
Bad Habits

3.5 pandas

The Score (Off-Campus #3)
The Goal (Off-Campus #4)
Enjoy the View (Moose Springs #3)
The Project
The Locker Room (The Brentwood Boys #1)

3 pandas

The Mistake (Off-Campus #2)
Aether Ones
See Me After Class
The Death of Honor (Honor Trilogy #1)

2.5 pandas

The Chase (Briar U #1)

Friends, I did a really crap job of blog hopping this month and I’m so sorry. πŸ™ˆ I know I’ve been quite MIA and I’ve tended to schedule my posts and then hop off the computer. After staring at a screen all day for work I’ve been finding it increasingly difficult to spend more non-work hours staring at the screen but I do miss engaging! If you have any posts for me to check out please let a comment below and I’ll be sure to add you to my March wrap up!

And that’s a wrap on February, folks! I know a lot of people had rough starts in January but I hope that February was better overall! Hoping March will be full of all the amazing things for all of us! Stay safe & happy , friends! ❀️

33 thoughts on “February 2021 Monthly Wrap Up!

  1. You had a great reading month, Dini! I had my first DNF too, and I also had my first “WTF did I just read” book this month. lol
    The Brown Sisters series sounds so good. I definitely want to read it soon! Hope you have a great week! πŸ™‚

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  2. Thanks so much for linking to my post, Dini! It looks like you had an amazing reading month; I’m so pleased you loved Take a Hint, Dani Brown. πŸ˜€ I’ve heard so many good things about The Death of Vivek Oji! I reserved the ebook from my library last night because I haven’t seen a single negative review of it yet.

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    • I’d definitely be curious to know what you think of Vivek Oji. That was my first book by that author and I’ve heard that their debut (Freshwater) and their YA (Pet) are also really good so I’m looking forward to checking more by them! Hope you enjoy it and happy reading πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. You read a lot of great books this month! I had a lot of rereads, too, since I was rereading my way through ACOTAR. I really need to read Take a Hint and Him. Looking forward to both of those!

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    • I was thinking of re-reading the ACOTAR series but I don’t know if that’ll alter my opinion of it now πŸ˜‚ So I decided against it. I think I’m gonna pick up ACOSF at some point. The FOMO is real but I’m kinda worried I won’t remember anything, too! Haha! Also, YES! Take A Hint and HIM! I think you’ll really enjoy both 😍

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      • Fortunately I still thoroughly enjoyed ACOTAR. It had just been so long for me that I didn’t think I’d remember enough. Hope you enjoy ACOSF when you get to it!


    • Omg, YES, Dedra! Pick up Illuminae! If you can I’d also highly rec following with the audiobook because it’s *chefs kiss*! With the sound effects, full cast, the whole works and its’ brilliant! 😍 Hope you’re having a great month so far! ❀️

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  4. “the jock vulgarity at the beginning of each book is always slightly off-putting, I think I definitely want to try more sports romances. They’re very white though, aren’t they?”

    Both of these sentences made me laugh and nod in agreement. xD

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  5. WOW, you kicked butt last month!! That’s so awesome!! Soo… I keep forgetting to take a screenshot of my island! I haven’t been on in a few days but tomorrow, I hope!! OMG.. your island puts mine to SHAME! I think it’s because I don’t spend as much time on it and I don’t know how to do half the stuff. I’m not really a gamer by nature and this is my first game. My husband got it for my birthday last year because he thought I would enjoy it and he’s been dying to get me gaming. I do LOVE it. I mean.. I “beat” the actual game pretty fast. I just need to figure out all the landscaping stuff. haha. Anyways, I hope you have an amazing March!!! <3<3

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    • Omg, please, I want to see your island! 😍 I keep forgetting if I sent you my friend code or not but I’m gonna message you on Twitter after this. I’ve spent a good 500+ hours on my island by now so… Hahaha πŸ™ƒ I’m so glad you’re playing though and the terraforming stuff definitely takes a while to figure out. My first island was a terraforming hot mess but I got into it after watching YT channels for inspo πŸ˜ƒ Hope you have an amazing March, too! ❀️

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      • Oooh gosh! I didn’t even think about youtube!! Nope, I don’t have your friend code. I am going to put an alarm in my phone to play tomorrow and send you my friend code. HAHA! I don’t know if I would have the time to do it now with Oliver. He is constantly trying to take the controller away. LOL! I can’t wait to see yours. I might get some inspo!!! ❀


  6. Thank you so much for including my posts in this list 😊 I read and really adored Get A Life, Chloe Brown recently and I really enjoyed, I need to get my hands on a either a copy of Dani Brown or maybe the audiobook


  7. 20 books is amazing, Dini! I’m glad you enjoyed a lot of these books. I love your island pic, it looks so cute! 😍 I need to get into terraforming, for sure. I hope you’re having an amazing March, Dini. πŸ˜€


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