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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2020

Monthly Wrap UpHello! It’s time for a monthly wrap-up! This month I have read a grand total of 11 books!

I’m going to try to do things slightly differently this year. I am going to keep y’all updated on how my various book challenges are going in each of my monthly wrap-ups.

Let’s get into it!

Books I Read:


A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (5 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: Read Harder Challenge (Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman); Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (Three books by the same author); Little Inklings Challenge (A book longer than 600 pages)

It’s Not What It Looks Like by Molly Burke (3 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement); Read Harder Challenge (Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non))

The King of Crows by Libba Bray (5 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book set in the 1920s); When Are You Reading? Challenge (1920-1939); Read Harder Challenge (Read the LAST book in a series); On The Cover Challenge (An animal); Reading Rainbow Challenge (Orange cover); Little Inklings Challenge (The last book in a series)

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (5 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (Three books by the same author); On the Cover Challenge (A sword); Reading Rainbow Challenge (Green cover); Little Inklings Challenge (A book with a map in it)

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane (3 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name); Little Inklings Challenge (A standalone)

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (5 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: On the Cover Challenge (Moon or stars); Reading Rainbow Challenge (Black cover)

Havenfall by Sara Holland (4 Stars) (review coming soon!) ~ e-book

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book published in 2020); On the Cover Challenge (Mountains); Little Inklings Challenge (A book with a LGBTQ+ protagonist); A to Z Challenge (H)

Body of Proof by Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis (2.5 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book with the same title as a movie/TV show, but unrelated); Little Inklings Challenge (A book by two authors); A to Z Challenge (B)

Second Hand Curses by Drew Hayes (4 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book with a three-word title); Little Inklings Challenge (A fairytale/classic retelling)

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl by Tomihiko Morimi (3 Stars) ~ print

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book written by an author in their 20s); Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (A book in translation); Reading Rainbow Challenge (White cover); Little Inklings Challenge (A book from a genre you don’t normally read)

The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury (4.5 Stars) ~ audio

~Reading Challenges: PopSugar Challenge (A book you picked because the title caught your attention)


Format:                                                          Reading Challenges:

Physical Books: 4                                        PopSugar Challenge: 21/50

E-Books: 1                                                    Read Harder Challenge: 5/24

Audiobooks: 6                                             When Are You Reading?: 4/12

Non-fiction: 2                                              Modern Mrs. Darcy: 7/10

.                                                                      On The Cover: 6/10

.                                                                      Reading Rainbow: 8/12

.                                                                      Little Inklings Challenge: 21/40

.                                                                      A to Z Challenge: 9/26

.                                                                     Goodreads Challenge: 24/65


Things I Posted:

The Currently Reading Book Tag ~ An Ode to A Court of Thorns and Roses

I didn’t post as much this month. I’m hoping that will change in March.

Getting Personal:

My month started off with getting my daughter set up in a great pre-school that focuses on hearing, language and speech development. Since she is still learning English and has hearing impairment, this seems like a great fit! She started a few days ago and, apart from nap time, she is doing really well 🙂

Also, speaking of my daughter, she turned 3 this month!! We had a small party for her, and my parents were able to come up since she and my mom share the same birthday! It was intimate and perfect.

We had quite a few doctors appointments this month, in preparation for school and since my daughter had her birthday. I had a couple of close friends give birth to precious little ones. My daughter finished out her therapies in preparation for pre-school.

On a really sad note, we had to say goodbye to one of our dogs this month. Chimi, who was our first baby, either had cancer or fungal pneumonia. We will never know for sure because it was going to cost thousands of dollars to find out, which we just don’t have. She was 6 – we thought we had so much more time. I was absolutely devastated. I’m still really sad, but I know that we made the right decision. We didn’t want her to suffer. I miss her so much. She was the sweetest, best little dog ever. ❤️



My March TBR Pile:


When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Both When You Were Everything and Code Name Helene are ARCs I got through NetGalley that are being released in March. Chain of Gold is coming out on March 3rd, and I’m going to get it immediately! An American Marriage is my book club’s pick for March.

How many books did you read this month? Have you read any of the books I read? Are you participating in any reading challenges? What about the books on my TBR for March? Let me know down in the comments! 

Interested in last month’s wrap-up? Check it out here!


Love and happy reading,


Hello!! My name is Whitney, and I love books! I spend a huge amount of time reading (way more time than I should, if we are being perfectly honest!) I am currently working as a library page at a branch of my local public library. I live in Texas with my husband, daughter, and my dogs, who are a total mess and generally are my reading buddies. I also love to sing, hike, play The Sims, watch tons of YouTube videos, and drink creamy tea and coffee.

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