My February Reading List Was Short But Impactful

Posted March 2, 2024 by Richetta in Book Themes, Monthly Wrap-up / 0 Comments

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February Reading Wrap-Up: Library Holds Dominates the Game

For February, half of my reading list were books that I was participating in for Blog and Instagram Tours. The other half were books that came off my library holds list. Audiobooks were the format that I stuck with for most of the month, as I found myself doing a lot of driving.

I don’t know if I could say I had a favorite book this month, because most of them were impactful in different ways. Both of my non-fiction books were eye-opening and gut-wrenching. I also read a mystery/thriller from a popular author that I saw mentioned by one of my Bookstagram buddies. So I might be reading more of their backlist in the future.

Stats

  • ❤️ 6 Books
  • ❤️ 2,010 pages read
  • ❤️ 2 nonfiction, 3 fiction, 1 children’s book
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    What I Read

    • Night Lights by Jeannie K. Johnson – A fun collection of stories that feature the tales connected to the constellations/zodiac. Great bedtime and camping trip read. Go Stargazing With New Story Collection Night Lights by Jeannie K. Johnson
    • You’re Breaking My Heart by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich- A YA fantasy that follows a girl’s journey of grief and guilt that leads her to an underground community beneath the NYC subways. Dealing With Grief Through Fantasy in You’re Breaking My Heart
    • The Dangerous Ones by Lauren Blackwood – I’m a fan of this author because I love how each book is a different setting and adventure featuring a strong female lead.
    • The Teacher by Freida McFadden– My first introduction to this author, famous for her thriller/mystery. I was definitely engaged in talking out loud to the book and at one point my family thought something was wrong with me. I guessed a few of the twists, but not the major ones. I was hooked.
    • They Called My Lioness: A Palestinian Girl’s Fight for Freedom by Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri– I learned a lot about the life of this Palestinian teenager and activist. Hearing her perspective as a teenager living in an occupied zone and learning more about the history of the occupation really opened my eyes. I plan on doing more research.
    • Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Dashka Slater – This was a heavy hitter. I think it should be a required book club read for all educators, but especially those in more affluent and/or predominately white communities. The tales of these teens was heartbreaking. The journalism was phenomenal. A little long, but worth it.

    Have you read any of these books? If not, do you plan to add any to your TBR?

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