We're getting a lot of rain during this time of year — which is great because we need it, but it's been my excuse to hole up at home and hide from the world. On the non-rainy days, I was able to visit a used bookstore with one of my good friends and get pizza + go bowling with my community group from church :)
Favorite: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Books and pages read in February: 7 // 1,940 pages
Books and pages read in 2016: 13 // 3,899 pages
I LOVE THIS SERIES! Each issue highlights a situation or two that most college students experience in a funny way. It's very relatable, so you'll really enjoy this if you're in college and studying away from home right now. I love how the three roommates (Daisy, Esther, and Susan) are so different from one another, but they share such a fun and loving friendship. The illustrations are perfect for the content in Giant Days, and I hope this series runs for a long time. This has definitely set my standards for contemporary comic series high.
I also finished the Alex + Ada series in February, which ended predictably.
- I initially purchased The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater to read immediately, but that had to be postponed. I hope to, at the very least, start this one before The Raven King (the last book in The Raven Boys quartet) is released!
- For our fifth Valentine's Day, my boyfriend gifted me a huge "I like BIG BOOKS and I cannot lie" tote and a huge bag of candy. He knows me so well :)
- I found this hardcover copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern at Half Price Books for EIGHT dollars! Really excited to get to this one, especially since it is considered a favorite for many.
- Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan left me confused, curious, and wanting more. Not sure how that happened, to be honest.
- For February 9th's Top Ten Tuesday, I shared ten swoon-worthy books I have yet to read. Feel free to share your recommendations for swoony reads!
- FINALLY ... the 2015 YA favorites are here! These are the six books I loved.
I also filmed a little something on the first four books I read in 2016, if you're interested! I've been sick so I haven't continued on with my project, but hopefully it's something I get to start again this month.