2020 Books in Two Sentences: February Edition

At the very beginning of 2020 I saw The Knight is Dark and Full of Books do this with their 2019 books and I was in awe. I knew I wanted to do the same for my 2020 books but I also knew that if I didn’t make it a monthly habit it would be a hot mess at the end of the year. I may be doing slightly better getting February’s list out than January’s but, as you can see, it was a rough month for keeping up with my reviews. Onward to a better March! The solo link will take you to the one lonely full review.

Best Friends (Real Friends, #2) by Shannon Hale: The second in this graphic novel series highlights the ever-changing landscape of middle-school friendships. You don’t need to be 10-13 to fall in love with this story.

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner: An adorable look at the weird depths kids will go to to become closer to people they admire. I read it and loved it, read it again and loved it even more!

Snoopy: First Beagle in Space by Charles M. Schulz: A collection of Snoopy comics about the beloved characters and their dreams of space travel. It wasn’t my favorite book of the month but I enjoyed the highlighting of the less-popular characters.

The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman: A beautiful look at the day to day hardships endured by those who lived in Poland during the outbreak of WWII. It is still amazing the lengths people will go to in order to become the very worst, and the very best, versions of themselves.

The Plus One by Sarah Archer: A contemporary romance that gives us a female protagonist smart enough to build a humanoid robot in one weekend but not self-aware enough to communicate with anyone around her. This book missed my heart by miles.

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery. This literary classic may have some historic racism and other issues but Anne herself is timeless. I have finally joined the ranks of people who just adore her!

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski: For a term I had never heard of before, “Burnout” is my new go-term term for being at the edge of insanity. This engaging and insightful book is a must read for women everywhere who are just about to give up.

I Hate Fairyland, Vol, 1: Madly Ever After by Skittie Young: What a violent weird graphic novel. I cannot wait to get my hands on the second one.

The Last Tsar’s Dragon by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple: This book spend the first 80% introducing us to the cast of characters who will presumable move the story along in the next books but failed to capture my interest. If you are interested in Romanov history and dragons, this might be for you!

Austenland (Austenland #1) by Shannon Hale: I’ve watched the move countless times but I didn’t realize it was based on a book! Hale co-wrote the script and the stories follow closely but even the beautiful speeches made by the gorgeous Henry couldn’t overcome the loss of Jennifer Coolidge’s character.

Tell me, please!

How was your February reading?


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