Monthly Wrap-Ups

February 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up

Welcome back to my next monthly wrap-up! It’s a few days late again since I took this past week of blogging off (it was very good for my mental health-Take care of yourselves!). This should be an interesting one, since I didn’t totally adhere to my TBR (To Be Read) list for the month, but I ended up reading more than I thought I would. I also, as usual, have lots of things to share in the book haul, which I will group into sections again for easier readability!

Book Haul

  1. I scored several new classics from a used bookstore with great deals: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  2. I also recieved a few YA (Young Adult) books that I had preordered: Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller, All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace, and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson.
  3. I saw some books to help writers, well, write, and thought it would be worth it to invest in them: Wired For Story by Lisa Cron, The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits by Linda N. Edelstein, and The Writer’s Complete Crime Reference Book by Martin Roth.
  4. I also saw a few random interesting books at a 25 cent sale and naturally had to pick them up because… they’re 25 cents!: Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgings Clark, A Pocketfull of Murder by R. J. Anderson, and The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
  5. BookishFirst sent me a copy of Stop Missing Your Life by Cory Muscara.

What I Read This Month

  • The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Murder on The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
  • No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • Stop Missing Your Life by Cory Muscara

Song Recommendation

Naturally, I have to recommend the newest song by my favourite band BTS: “ON”. This song is so powerful when you read the lyrics, but it is also upbeat and fun to dance to!

Monthly Quote

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

– Lucy Maud Montgomery

Happy reading! What did you read in February?

Mayah XO

Copyright 2020

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