We’re already two months into 2018? How?!

This year seems to be going so, so fast to me. But I can’t really complain, because that means my epic vacation is coming up soon (more about that in next month’s wrap up!). I got a fair bit of book mail this month (thank you, publishers, for being so generous!), and nabbed a few library books too.

It’s been really cold here and I’ve had some solo commutes — which all drums up to a lot of reading time, either snuggled under a blanket or blasting the heat in the car.

I did take a jump into winter fun though, and tried snowshoeing for the first time! I’ve found my new favourite winter activity.

What was in my February 2018 book haul?

What did I read in February?

That’s a lot of books. Like I said above, it’s cold here and audiobooks make solo commutes much more bearable. I also read a few picture books, which definitely helps boost the book count.

At the end of February, I’ve read 21 books this year! That puts me 21% towards my goal to read 100 books in 2018. (Also, having 100 as my goal makes figuring out my percentage so much easier!)

In case you missed it

February didn’t see quite as many blog posts as January, but I did manage to get a few out for you lovely readers.

Book Reviews included:

  • Starflight – a YA novel that pulses with Firefly vibes (if you’re not familiar with the classic Joss Whedon show, google it, you won’t regret it.)
  • The Phantom’s Apprentice – a creepy and romantic reimagining of The Phantom of the Opera with magicians
  • Alex, Approximately – summery YA romance in a small California town.
  • Legends of the Lost Causes – middle grade adventure set in the wild west, with a zombie-esque mystery.
  • Renegades – YA superheroes and villains, seeking justice and revenge…but not quite realizing what they’re getting into.
  • Dirty Birdies & Jungle Gym — two adorable board books filled with colourful animals.

And, don’t forget — the giveaway for two the adorable board books by Jennifer Sattler (plus a Sleeping Bear Press tote bag AND a signed character sketch) is open until 11:59 pm March 3 – enter now!

I got to see a pre-screening of LOVE, SIMON!

This ADORABLE movie is based on the rad book Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda and is incredibly important representation – both in book and on the big screen. I was so thrilled to see the movie early and am in love with it. It’s lovely and adorable and sweet and I could not stop grinning during or after it. Even while driving home in a blizzard.

Once again, I joined in on Top Ten Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme with topics to build bookish lists. This month I wrote about books that have been on TBR for a really long time, books I’m no longer interested in reading, and books I could reread forever. Check them out and let me know your list in the comments.

And that was my month.

I’m excited to see what March will bring.

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  1. I can’t wait to read Pashima. I really ought to do a month of only graphic novel reading. It’s a medium I want to explore more. 21 books so far is fantastic! I can’t wait to see Love, Simon. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Happy March!

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