Wrap Up| February 2023

Yesterday we talked about the books we added to our shelves. Today it’s time to talk about what we read! How was our reading month? Have we discovered any new favorites? Keep on reading to find out in our February wrap up!


February was an amazing reading month for me. Which was pretty surprising considering I was sick for a week. I’m very much regretting not updating this wrap up post as I read though, because it’s going to take me awhile to talk about all of these books. In February I read 22 books and 6 were backlist books from my shelves!

Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 1 -Tomohito Oda

My boyfriend gets me to watch anime, because he chooses the things I’ll like. Komi Can’t Communicate its one of them, so I decided to give the Manga a try. It was fun and I definitely plan to see how she gets her 100 friends.

The Girl in the Headlines – Hannah Jayne

The Girl in the Headlines is a thriller I’ve been really curious about. I can’t imagine waking up in a strange place and not knowing how you got there. On top of that your parents are dead and you’re the suspect. This book had me hooked, but unfortunately the ending was really disappointing.

Twisted Love – Ana Huang

Twisted Love was an interesting “forbidden” romance and I loved the characters. This is spicy and has some humor! The next book is a bodyguard romance and I need it in my life.

Thank You for Listening – Julia Whelan

A romance with a main character as an audiobook narrator? Yes, please! I read Thank You for Listening in just about one sitting and loved it. The only thing that bugged me was how the characters talked about romance books.

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty – Akwaeke Emezi

Unfortunately, I did not like this book at all. I appreciated how the author portrayed grief and the setting/food sounded amazing. The romance and a few scenes near the end just didn’t work for me.

Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail – Ashley Herring Blake

After reading Delilah Green Doesn’t Care i wasn’t sure if this one would love up to it, but Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail was just as amazing. The enemies to lovers and character growth were amazing. I need the next book in this series!!

Kingdom of the Wicked – Kerri Maniscalco

This was a reread for me and I actually enjoyed Kingdom of the Wicked more this time around. I actually forgot a lot of things that happened.

Gild – Raven Kennedy

Gild is the first book in The Plated Prisoner series. A lot of readers say this isn’t that great, but the series gets better and better, but I really enjoyed Gild and was very intrigued. I should’ve read it sooner.

Before I Let Go – Kennedy Ryan

This was such a raw and emotional story, but so good. I loved that the author showed things get messy and that there’s nothing wrong with therapy. I’ll definitely be reading more by this author.

An Optimist’s Guide to Heartbreak & A Pessimist’s Guide to Love – Jennifer Hartmann

This second chance romance duet was emotional and heartbreaking, but so good! These characters were meant to find each other again.

The Serpent and the Wings of Night – Carissa Broadbent

This fantasy book was everywhere recently and I loved it. I’m always a fan of books with competitions or tests. The world and politics were interesting and the romance was great, but didn’t take over the plot. I need the sequel!

Dark Fae – Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti

I’m still working on Zodiac Academy, but wanted to start this series. Elise was such an interesting character and it was interesting seeing her find her way in the Academy while trying to find out what happened to her brother.

Blind Side & Quarterback Sneak – Kandi Steiner

I was in the mood for sports romance and these two books were all I needed. I mostly read hockey romances, but these football romances were amazing. In Blind Side the female main character loves romances and it was so much fun!

Mysteries of Thorn Manor – Margaret Rogerson

I loved Sorcery of Thorns and was very excited for the novella. It was fun learning more about the manor and being with these characters.

The Words – Ashley Jade

I started The Words awhile ago, but finally finished. This was such an emotional book, but so worth it!! I need to read The Choice soon.

Cafe Con Lychee – Emery Lee

Cafe Con Lychee was a cute YA romance that also dealt with some more difficult subjects and how family isn’t always the supportive ones you need.

NerdCrush – Alisha Emrich

I love when books have cosplay and fandoms. Add two characters communicating online and I’m sold. NerdCrush was fun, but I think the whole secret of them talking online went on a bit too long.

A Not So Meet Cute – Meghan Quinn

After reading and loving A Long Time Time I decided I needed to read the other two books in this trilogy. Once again, Meghan Quinn delivered an amazing romance with humor, spice, and sweet moments.

Their Vicious Darling – Nikki St. Crowe

Another book in this dark Peter Pan retelling and I enjoyed it. The audiobook has a full cast and I can always appreciate that.

Madden – Brooke O’Brien

If you’re looking for a rock star romance definitely pick up Madden (and the other three books in this series). Madden is a great addition to the book boyfriend lust.



I had a really good reading month! 5 books, 2 novellas and a graphic novel. I’m ahead of my reading challenge for once thanks to audiobooks and I couldn’t be happier haha.

The Drowning Faith – R.F. Kuang

Last month I finally read book 2 in the Poppy War series and I found out there was this short story available on the authors website. It’s a couple of scenes from Nezha’s POV and it’s recommended to read after chapter 5 of book 3. I loved it but is also broke my heart, again….

Fence vol. 5 – C.S. Pacat

I looked to see if there was a new Fence volume so many times since reading vol 4 but stopped after a while. There never were any updates and I was scared they series just stopped. Imagine my surprise when I found out vol 5 was released this summer. I got it last month and was so happy to read it!! It was wonderful but now the waiting game starts again haha. There is no news about vol 6 so it might take a while but I’m assuming there will be one at some point as this is clearly not the end of the story.

Mysteries of Thorn Manor – Margaret Rogerson

I loved Sorcery of Thorns but after the final chapter I definitely needed more. So I was super happy to find out there was going to be a novella. It was cute and I was happy to find out how the characters were doing. I would’ve loved a longer story but I do think this was exactly what it needed to be. Still hoping for a spin off novel about my favorite character though!

The Serpent and the Wings of Night – Carissa Broadbent

Candyce and I came across the book through TikTok I think and immediately decided on a buddyread. The video talked about it being for fans of Sarah J Maas and I saw something mentioned about The Hunger Games but with vampires. Didn’t need much more than that haha. This book did not disappoint! It had one trope I didn’t like but other than that it was great. A very addictive read with some good twists. Can’t wait for the sequel.

Daisy Jones & the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

With the tv show starting this Friday, I just had to reread the book. I listened to the audiobook and absolutely flew through it. The first two songs from the show are already released and I listened to them when they were described in the book. What a wonderful experience!

All for the Game – Nora Sakavic

After rereading Daisy Jones I looked up the playlist I made after reading it the first time. And came across a Foxhole Court playlist I saved around the same time I guess. The moment I saw that playlist, I just knew I had to listen to those books again too. And I couldn’t stop once I started haha. In just 4 days I listened to all 3 audiobooks. They were still amazing and I kinda wanted to go back and listen again after finishing them. I love the characters and was just grinning the whole time haha.


So that’s our February wrap up. Both of us read some pretty amazing books this month! Have you read any of these? What did you think? How was your reading month? Read any new favorites? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

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