February 2022 Monthly Wrap Up

Another month has come and gone and honestly, good riddance to February! ๐Ÿ™Š

Hmm… I think it’s safe to say that February was kind of a shite month? Personally, things are much better now than they were mid-month. Globally, things definitely turned to shite towards the end of the month and my heart feels so heavy, especially with regards to what’s happening in Ukraine. Every day more and more people show their disrespecting asses with their whole gd chest on that freaking bird app and this month it has just been more tiring than usual. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

But on a more positive note… Here are a few good things that happened this month:

  • I finally got my Owlcrate Special Editions for Vespertine and Our Violent Ends. I pre-ordered these books long before cancelling my sub with them last year and this is the longest its ever taken to receive my orders but I’m glad they finally arrived!
  • I got lots of gorgeous book mail from Illumicrate and I couldn’t be happier to have switched my sub to them. It’s pricier for sure and I know I’m hella privileged to be able to order from them but it’s a treat so I have no regrets!
  • Wonderful buddy reads with Jess and Leslie have got me through the month. Bookish friends like these two make me so thankful to be part of this bookish community! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Although it felt like I didn’t read much this month, I’m surprised to find that I actually read 28 books. I continued to read a number of novellas but I also enjoyed a few audiobooks. I had one re-read, no DNFs and a surprising number of 5-star reads?! That’s definitely what I call winning! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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That said, with everything that happened this month, it’s no surprise that my mood has been slightly wonky, which had me feeling a bit slumpy at times though I had a few buddy reads to help me power through those vibes. I’m a big fan of these buddy reads! I’m still trying to keep on top of reviewing every book I read but I’ve slacked a bit this month and I’m fine with it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Undoubtedly my favourite book this month was Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee. This book unequivocally destroyed me and I’m so thankful I had buddy reads to keep me going afterwards cos otherwise I would’ve most likely stopped reading this month. Lee is โœจmagicโœจ and The Green Bone Saga is one of my favourite fantasy series ever.

โ€œThe clan is my blood, and the Pillar is its master. On my honor, my life, and my jade.โ€

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

Panda rating: 5 pandas

5 pandas

(ARC) Legends & Lattes
(ARC) Chef’s Kiss


Panda rating: 4.5 pandas

4.5 pandas

The Deep
(Tour) Beneath Cruel Fathoms


Panda rating: 4 pandas

4 pandas

(Tour) Across A Field of Starlight
(ARC) From the Top


Panda rating: 3.5 pandas

3.5 pandas

(ARC) What the Fang?


Panda rating: 3 pandas

3 pandas

(Tour) The Witch, The Sword, and The Cursed Knights


2 pandas

2.5 pandas

As a romance reader, I thrived on reading all the romance-related posts this month. I can’t even tell you how many new books I added to my TBR. Here are a few of my favourite posts this month:

And that’s a wrap on February 2022! Phew, I’m more than ready to move on from this month! ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ Did you enjoy your February reads? What was your favourite book? It might not look great right now but I hope March is full of good things for all of us! ๐Ÿ’œ

38 thoughts on “February 2022 Monthly Wrap Up

  1. You did pretty great for such a rocky month. Feb was justโ€ฆ Iโ€™m glad itโ€™s over! The stuff going on in the world has really been heavy. Itโ€™s hard for it to not bleed into our reading, since we are mood readers. I need to do better wrap ups. Iโ€™ve been so unmotivated on my blog latelyโ€ฆ but that could also be my mood. I blame the vitamin D. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes, buddy reads have been the best!! โค๏ธ

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    • Thanks, Leslie! I’m so glad for our buddy reads and our daily chats about books and life and everything! ๐Ÿ’œ I think your wrap ups and posts are great! I was planning to include my Pondathon update on my monthly wrap up instead of making a separate post for it, like you’ve done so far, but then I forgot and now I’m feeling spectacularly lazy to make an extra post ๐Ÿ˜‚ Haha, and I don’t even have Vit D to blame!! Hope we all have a great month in March!

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      • Hahaha!! Just start next month & add it in!! I need to update that today bc I havenโ€™t updated books in a while. I need to spend some serious time blogging. Absolutely, our daily chats are so good! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ Hereโ€™s to an amazing March for both of us! ๐Ÿ’•

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  2. 28 books is amazing! I need to step up my reading game this month as i feel like I am falling behind once again with arcs and even library holds, haha. I’m glad I don’t have the bird app because I feel like I would be more stressed about things. I also cancelled my Owlcrate as I haven’t got a book from them in so long. I do on occasion get one from Fairyloot or Illumicrate but honestly skip most months. It is definitely a privilege! I never thought that what has happened to Ukraine would ever happen in my lifetime. It’s just insane.

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    • You’ve been going through a lot though and if I were you I’d probably not be reading half as much either. But you’ve still been doing great! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I do hope the reading mood comes back to you though! I was tempted to sub to Fairyloot but with the cost of shipping I just can’t do both IC and FL but so far I’ve been quite happy with IC so I’m gonna stick with them! I hope March is a better month for all of us ๐Ÿ’œ

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    • It really is… On top of all the other conflicts that are still happening, with Ukraine added to the mix, my TL is pretty devastating rn ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ I’m so glad that we have books to escape into ๐Ÿ’œ

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    • Definitely feeling grateful that I love books and that I can so easily get lost in them! Yay for books, the book community and bookish people ๐Ÿ˜ I can’t wait to buddy read with you this month, Julie!

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  3. Great reading month! Thank goodness for books right now. I can’t even imagine what it’s like for Ukrainians. I was invited to read Chef’s Kiss but it was a digital copy, and I struggle with digital copies of graphic novels. It’s a lot of zooming in. Ha!

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    • Indeed, thank goodness for books right now! Don’t know how my brain would cope without having this escape in my life! Oh, yeah, I’m not the biggest fan of digital copies but oof, it was too good to pass up! I would definitely recommend it if you’re still interested in checking it out, haha ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you have a great March, Dedra!

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  4. 28 books is amazing! And you make me so glad I only spend focused and relatively brief time on that bird app – so I rarely catch stuff that will make me angry. None us need that extra stress. Hope March is wonderful for you on a personal level and Iโ€™m always hopeful the world will get to a better place ๐Ÿค—.

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    • Oof, yeah, definitely cut my time on that bird app towards the end of the month. I think it makes me more tired of people ๐Ÿ˜‚ Totally don’t need the extra stress! Hope March is wonderful for you as well, Tessa and let’s hope things shift for the better globally as well ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’œ

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  5. February has been a hard month and I seriously hope Month is a better month for all. My thoughts to everyone in need.
    28 books is an impressive feat still. I’m so glad you loved Jade Legacy, what an epic story! I’m still not over it ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ I’m glad you enjoyed Chef’s Kiss too. I’ve been seeing a lot of good stuff about it. I would love to read The Deep as well, hopefully soon. And wow that edition of This Woven Kingdom is stunning!
    Thank you so much for sharing my post ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’š so glad you liked it! Wishing you all the best for March! ๐Ÿ’ž

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  6. Oh my goodness โ€œthat freaking bird appโ€ is the perfect description, Iโ€™m going to call it that too LOL. Congrats on the massive reading accomplishments for Feb! Finding that many five star reads is a blessing. I almost impulse bought the first book in that Fonda Lee series and now I really want to try it even more. Glad to see These Violent Delights received a good score, I have the hardcover sitting somewhere and it looks so interesting. Wishing you the best in your reading goals for March.

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    • Haha, it really is that freaking bird app ๐Ÿ˜‚ This many five stars is indeed a feat and I can’t even remember the last time I had a month with so manyโ€”it really has been ages! I would highly rec The Green Bone Saga and if you’re a fan of audiobooks I would 100% rec the audio because the narrator is fantastic! I’m quite picky with audios but I couldn’t imagine reading these books without it cos it made the reading experience even more amazing! I hope you enjoy TVD if ever you pick it upโ€”I can see why people wouldn’t enjoy it but I’m glad that I did lol! Hope you’re doing okay and that you have a great March ahead! ๐Ÿ’œ

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  7. I just find my life better with less social media. I worked really hard to mute all the right words on the Bird so I can get to the stuff I want to see. ((HUGS)) Is that Woven Kingdom picture in front of your shelf? It looks like a store.

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    • True thing. I mean, the only social I really use now is Twitter and it’s already MORE than enough. I can’t imagine still being on FB, IG and I’m not even going near TikTok ๐Ÿ˜‚ And YES, that’s in front of my shelf heheโ€”Sam, you’re too sweet! ๐Ÿ˜

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    • Lol, I don’t even know why I’m surprised anymore tbh. It was definitely a good time to take a break from the bird app… I hope you enjoy The Gilded Ones whenever you get the chance to pick it up and I hope you have a great March as well! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’œ

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  8. Thanks so much for giving AroAce April a shout out, Dini! โค

    Ugh I'm honestly still not over Jade Legacy and I can't believe that trilogy is over now – and that we only started it last year! I'm so glad we buddy read all three of them, though; I had so much fun reading that series with you. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Thank you for sharing the guest post Dini!
    I hope that March will be much better and that globally things will start looking up (though there don’t seem to be much signs of that yet).
    I also loved Jade Legacy. It was an epic conclusion.

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  10. Ohmygosh, thank you so much for sharing my post!! You are so kind. And your excitement of Jade Legacy has me even more stoked to continue the series. I just read Jade City last year (and fucking loved it) and hope to continue with Jade War soon!!

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