February Book Haul and Wrap-Up

February ended a couple of days ago, so I’m posting this for my Thursday Thoughts of the week! Let me know if you’ve read any of the books that I have in my book haul – I’d love to hear what you thought of the book.

Books I Finished in February

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas (Review) (Discussion)
I gave this book a 4.5/5 stars! I love this series, and I’m really excited to read the next book! But I think I’ll read the next book closer to the release date of Throne of Glass #5. πŸ™‚

Curse of the Sphinx (Sphinx #1) by Raye Wagner (Review) (Discussion)
I gave this book a 2/5 stars. It has a really interesting premise, but it was ultimately a disappointment.

 

February Book Haul

I wasn’t able to read many books this month since it’s been a hard college semester (even though it’s my last), BUT I was able to take study breaks and stop by my local bookstore a few times! So… Basically, I bought a lot of books. I also received a few books from my boyfriend for Valentine’s day!

I don’t know a lot about most of these books, and it’s great! I love starting books without knowing much about them. I mainly relied on Goodreads star ratings and word of mouth (or other book blogs) to pick out these books.

Here are the books that I got, in the order of when I got them:

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
For Valentine’s day this year, I created a wishlist of big books that I wanted my boyfriend to get me. I chose bigger books specifically because I wanted to read/cherish them for as long as possible. Everyone is talking about how great this book is and the hardcover is so beautiful (those black pages are so nice), so it went automatically into my Valentine’s Day wishlist!

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
I’ve heard fantastic things about this series as well, and it’s a huge book, so I decided to add it to my wishlist for Valentine’s Day. From the little that I know about this book, I believe my boyfriend would also enjoy reading it (after I read it, of course), so it’s a Valentine’s gift that we could both get use out of. πŸ™‚

The Queen of the Tearling (Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen
This is the third, and last, book that I had on my Valentine’s Day wishlist. Like the other two, I’ve heard great things about this book and I absolutely love the ribbon bookmark that comes with the hardcover! It has such a wonderful design and looks beautiful on my bookshelf.

Tiger’s Curse (Tiger’s Curse #1) by Colleen Houck
I’ve had my eye on this book for a really long time. Really long, as in, for three or four years. It’s been on my TBR list for a while, but I’ve just never gotten around to purchasing or borrowing it from the library. However, it was on a really big sale in Barnes & Noble, so I had to pick it up!

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
I loved the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, so when I saw this discounted at Barnes & Noble as well, I had to buy it! Soon after I bought it, I happened to come across a few negative reviews on it from other book bloggers (such as Alysyn at ReinReads), but I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll enjoy it.

An Invitation to Dance by Marion Urch
This is a book that no one seems to have read (I’m serious, there are only 11 ratings on Goodreads). It was published back in 2009, so I’m surprised that this book hasn’t gained much traction. It has an intriguing synopsis, and I was immediately interested in it when I saw it at Barnes & Noble in the sales section. I’ll definitely give this a shot and post a review on it! πŸ™‚

The Martian by Andy Weir
I haven’t watched this movie, but my boyfriend has, and he keeps raving about and saying how much he loved the movie. We watched Interstellar together (great movie, I highly recommend it), and he kept comparing it to The Martian! I saw a paperback version ofΒ this in a used bookstore near me, read the first page, then decided that I had to pick it up. It had me laughing from just the first page, so I’m really excited to read this, then watch the movie to see what the hype is about.

P.S. I Still Love You (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han
I also saw this at a used bookstore near me, and I recognized it instantly. Of course, I had to pick it up. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized that it was the second book in the series…. So that led me to buy…

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
I’ve heard great things about this for a while, and even recently from Trisha at Bookish Ludatrish! I’m keeping it in mind as a lighter read to pick up from a book hangover or if I’m in a lighthearted mood.

The Unbound (The Archived #2) by Victoria Schwab
As with P.S. I Still Love You, I found this at my local used bookstore and bought it, even though it’s the second book in the series. Unlike P.S. I Still Love You, I was aware that this was the second in the series and still bought it because I looked up the synopsis of the first book and loved it. And of course, I had to buy…

The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab
The premise of this is so unique! I don’t think I’ve read anything similar to it. I’m looking forward to seeing the direction that the book heads in. As an added bonus, the author is currently writing the third book in this series! She said that she would only write the third book if there was enough interest in the first two – so that must say something!

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Ahh, I’m seeing this everywhere! It was published a couple of months ago, and has something to do with the main character and her best friend being witches with special powers? Or something like that. I already started reading the first couple of pages, so this will probably be the next review that I post!

Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken (Signed Copy!)
I got this in the mail from my monthly ParnassusNext subscription! I signed up for the subscription a month ago, and indicated in my registration that I wanted Passenger to be my first book. I love time traveling books, so this should be really good!

 

Books I Started in February

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
I started this pretty late in February, so I expect to finish and post up a review by mid-March.

I wasn’t able to start any other books in February (that led into March) because of midterms, unfortunately. πŸ™

 

Another post that I had in February was my Thursday Thoughts on Bookstagram, so check that out if you haven’t already!

I’m almost a month into being on my blog, and it’s been a really great journey so far! I’ve interacted with so many wonderful people, and I’ve added a myriad of books to my TBR shelf because of other blogger recommendations. I know that I’m not active as I should / want to be now, but I’ll be posting much more regularly once things become less hectic at school (which is guaranteed in May). Let’s think of this period as my blog establishment and/or set-up time. πŸ™‚

What was your favorite book of the month?
Which book do you think I should pick up next?

7 thoughts on “February Book Haul and Wrap-Up

  1. lillysbooksblog

    I feel bad!! I haven’t read any of the books you’ve mentioned…. but if there’s a chance we’ll read the same one, I’d love to get into a discussion with you πŸ™‚

  2. alreinhardt

    Thanks for mentioning me! It wasn’t all bad, I’m still happy I read it, so I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ I’m dying to read Passenger so I can’t wait to hear what you think

    I’m also seeing Jenny Han speak at a convention on Monday! So I’m going to try to video it πŸ˜€

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