February 2017 Wrap-Up

February was a pretty decent month for reading. It was crazy times around here while we prepared for the birth of our 5th and last baby, and had a few false alarms that sent us rushing to the doctor. The fact that I’m posting this wrap-up in June should give you a solid idea of what life has been like with 4 kids and a newborn.

There’s a 3-way tie for favorite reads of the month between The Nix, A Conjuring of Light, and Furiously Happy.

Screen Shot 2017-06-14 at 7.31.40 PM.pngThe Nix – 5 crowns

The Nix is an incredibly timely read and joined my list of top all time favorite books. This multigenerational family saga is full of sharp insight about politics and behavior in America. The more I think on it, the more I find to love about it. Definitely check it out!

 

 

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A Conjuring of Light – 5 crowns

Oh I was so excited to finally have a conclusion to the A Darker Shade of Magic series and Schwab did NOT disappoint. I loved every minute of it and even though I didn’t want it to end, the conclusion brought a fitting ending to these beloved characters.

 

 

 

 

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Furiously Happy – 5 crowns

This is without a single doubt the funniest book I’ve ever read. It brought me to tears, breathless from laughter on more than one occasion. I want to find Jenny Lawson and convince her to be my best friend forever.

 

 

 

The rest of the line up….

 

 

The Raven Boys – 5 crowns

The Smartest Kids in the World – 4 crowns

The Dream Thieves – 5 crowns

Blue Lily Lily Blue – 5 crowns

The Regional Office Is Under Attack – 3 crowns

 

December Wrap-Up

I read 6 books this month, bringing my total for the year to 60 books! I know the month isn’t over, and I could probably get one more in, but I like the idea of finishing on an even number. December was a month full of really great books, and even better books were gifted to me for Christmas!

I’ll have a year in review post up within the next few days as well, but here’s what I read in the final month of this truly craptastic year.

Edit: I ended up finishing another book unexpectedly, so it looks like I’ll finish the year with 61 books read in total.

A Darker Shade of Magic – 5 crowns

A Gathering of Shadows – 5 crowns

If I Was Your Girl – 5 crowns

The Circle – 4 crowns

Notorious RBG – 5 crowns

The Underground Railroad – 5 crowns

What Alice Forgot – 5 crowns