February Wrap-Up & March Reading Plans

So it’s apparently already March and I still feel like the year just started! It’s probably because I was on a college break, time always flies when I’m on vacation!

Speaking of vacation, I went to Tenerife for a week with my family and I had a great time. I just love the Canary Islands, I went to Lanzarote last year and I fell in love with the landscapes.

Here are a couple of pictures of my trip! (sorry for the questionable quality, I’m not a great photographer and I took all the pictures with my phone)

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February was a good reading month for me, I read seven things and I surprisingly managed to stick to my TBR. I have not posted that many reviews this month but I’ve written a couple that will be posted later this month. For once, I tried to prepare in advance for the end of my break. Usually, I read and post a lot when I’m free and that I’m MIA for weeks because I’m drowning in my school work. I know planning posts in advance is common practice for everyone but I’m just starting to realize how useful it is (yes, I’ve been blogging for three years but hey, better late than never!).

Also the blog has reached 200 followers so thanks a lot! I never thought that many people would be interested by my bookish ramblings. You’re the best!


Books Read in February

  • The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden ★★★ 1/2 (review to come)
  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse ★★★★ (review to come)
  • The Outcast Hours edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin ★★★ 1/2
  • Winter by Ali Smith ★★★ 1/2
  • Interzone #271 ★★★ 1/2
  • The Dollmaker by Nina Allan ★★★★ (review to come in April)
  • Clarkesworld Issue #147

Reviews Posted

Favorite Reads

The Dollmaker doesn’t come out until the beginning of April so my review will be posted around this time but I really liked it. It’s a delicate fractured novel where not a lot of things happen but the quiet atmosphere and the structure really worked for me.

Tentative TBR

I am currently reading Dune by Frank Herbert and I am enjoying it but I’m listening to it and, for some reason, I cannot listen to audiobooks for more than fifteen minutes without falling asleep so I’ll probably finish this one in May…

Anyway, the other books on my tentative TBR are:

  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  • Europe at Dawn by Dave Hutchinson
  • Before Mars by Emma Newman
  • New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl
  • Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell
  • String City by Graham Edwards
  • Apex Magazine January 2019
  • Clarkesworld #149
  • Uncanny Magazine January-February 2019

What was your favorite reads of the month? What are you looking forward to in March? 🙂

15 thoughts on “February Wrap-Up & March Reading Plans

  1. Great pictures! And what a great place, indeed… I went to Fuerteventura a few years back and loved the different landscapes you could find in such a small space 🙂
    And back to books, I see you’ve added Embers of War to your TBR: it’s great space opera, and I look forward to reading your review!

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  2. Your photos are lovely! They remind me of my home town which is a small desert town in California. I also had so much fun with Trail of Lightning, and I’m very curious to read your review of The Doll Collector😁

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  3. I went to Lanzarote many many years ago (I was 16, I think) and loved how beautiful the volcanic landscapes were (I’m not a beach resort person, so it was quite a relief to escape the crowds and see the mountains and the black sand!)

    My favourite read for February was definitely I Still Dream by James Smythe; but I didn’t get a lot of reading done. March is already starting out strong with Baru Cormorant 😀

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    1. Same, I really love how untouched Lanzarote is, Tenerife was a bit more crowded but it was still not too bad compared to other islands where they are huge resorsts everywhere!
      Baru Cormorant is so good! I am reading it very slowly but so far I think I’m enjoying it even more than the first time around. 😀

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