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February 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up

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Hello bookworms!

After a crazy nonstop weekend, I’m actually relieved that it’s Monday.  In case you missed it, you can catch up with all the wonderful things happening in my personal life in my bookish weekly wrap-up for this past week 🙂

I read 10 books in February! 4 of these books were in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth!  I am very pleased with both my reading & blogging month in February.

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What I read this month

» The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

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The first 200 pages of The Wicked King were very disappointing, but the last 130-ish were up to expectations… Still interested in seeing where this story goes in the 3rd book.

You can read my review here ⇒ The Wicked King

» Arrow’s Fall (Heralds of Valdemar #3) by Mercedes Lackey

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Underwhelming conclusion to a series that was missing that spark for me despite having wonderful things going for it.

You can read my review here ⇒ Mini Reviews: Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy #ReadingValdemar

» The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

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*4.5 Stars*

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This book is worth all the hype!  Epic, brutal, and morally gray.  The book did lose some steam at some points, hence the half star deduction.  This will be another book in my “top books of 2019” list.

Worth all the hype!  I just love how Madeline Miller spins her Greek mythology retellings.  I cannot wait to see which myth/mythological figure she tackles next.

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Challenge Updates

Goodreads Challenge Update:

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#YARC2019 Update:

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Year of Asian Reading Challenge TBR + Progress Tracker #YARC2019

I’ve read 1 book towards #YARC2019 in March.  I read The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang.  I’ve read 3 books total for this year-long challenge.


2019 Goals Update:

» 80% NetGalley feedback ratio = 15 backlist ARCs ⇒ 4/15 complete

I read The Rejected Writers’ Book Club which I DNFed at 20% and I read Daughters of the Silk Road.

» 30 physical TBR books ⇒ 5/30 complete

I read Akata Witchby Nnedi Okorafor.

» No buying new books ⇒ Success?

Technically I did buy books this month BUT hear me out.  I purchased a few books with a gift card I received from Christmas – totally doesn’t count.  I also purchased the hardback copy of the 20th anniversary edition of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson to get singed at her book event in March.  If you remember, I stipulated that purchasing books to get signed at author events didn’t count towards my 2019 book buying ban either.  So yes, thank god for loop holes 🙂

» Complete mini reviews for all books read ⇒ Yes!

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Mini Book Reviews: February 2019 (Part 1)

I’m also almost done drafting all my mini-reviews for the rest of the books I read this month, I just haven’t posted them yet.

» Two creative blog posts per month ⇒ 2/2 posts published

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The Dos & Don’ts of Attending Author Signings/Book Tours

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Book Recs: Books to Read for #BlackHistoryMonth

» Read long books I’ve been putting off ⇒ 0/3

I will be putting one of these books on my April TBR.

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January 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up

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February 2019 TBR

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Book Review: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

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Mini Book Reviews: February 2019 (Part 1)

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The Dos & Don’ts of Attending Author Signings/Book Tours

Being continents away is exciting, but come with me next time! (12)

Mini Reviews: Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy #ReadingValdemar

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Book Recs: Books to Read for #BlackHistoryMonth

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Kids’ Corner: Picture Books to Read in Honor of #BlackHistoryMonth

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Book Review: Where the River Parts by Radhika Swarup3YearsBlogging

Cover2CoverMom Celebrates 3 Years Blogging + Q&A Session

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Kids’ Corner: Diverse Children’s Picture Books (February 2019)

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Book Haul

» The Children’s Collectible Edition Boxed Set (Barnes & Nobel Collectible Editions)

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*Books included The Story of King Authur and his Knights, Greek Myths, Treasure Island, Peter Pan, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

*Gift card used to purchase*

» The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jeminsin

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*Gift card used to purchase*

» The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by N.K. Jeminsin

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*Gift card used to purchase*

» Bright We Burn (The Conqueror’s Saga #3) by Kiersten White

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*Gift card used to purchase*

» Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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*Purchased for author event*

» The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

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*Sent by publisher for review*

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Which books did you read this month?

Have you read any of the books I read or hauled this month?  If so, what did you think?

Did you buy any books?  If so, which ones?

Comment below & let me know 🙂

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