February has been an incredible reading month for me. This month, I managed to read 10 books. Two of these were audiobooks, and the other eight were either physical or e books. One of the reasons why I read so many books this month was because I read a ton of YA novels and found myself lost in them. This month, I am also pleased to report that I read 2 of my Mashed Potato Books, and am currently reading a third. That said, here are the books that I read this month.
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, Five out of Five Stars: This book has been on my TBR since 2014, so I decided to listen to this one. And I am so happy that I did. I really loved this book, and it was an honest look of women’s prison. Once I finish the Sopranos, I’ll be watching the Netflix series.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, Four out of Five Stars: This book continues where the first book, Discovery of Witches, left off.
Girl With No Job: the Crazy and Beautiful Life of an Instagram Thirst Monster by Claudia Oshry, Five out of Five Stars: This is such a quick and easy read and is so entertaining. It tells the story of one of the hosts of the Morning Toasts, Claudia Oshry and gives an insight of influencer marketing. It also discusses issues with self confidence, and cancel culture as well. It’s a book i highly recommend.
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai, Five out of Five Stars: This was such a cute and enjoyable read. It tells the story of Rhiannon Hunter who is a girl boss. She owns the dating app Crush. She runs into her one night stand, Samson, at a conference. The two met previously and he stood her up. The book follows their romance, as well as Rhiannon’s journey to justice.
Know Yourself, Know Your Money by Rachel Cruze, Five out of Five Stars: Rachel Cruze is Dave Ramsey’s daughter. Yes. That Dave Ramsey. I love reading this book because it gave me the motivation that I needed to start saving, and helped give me more insight on how I spend and make the money choices that I do. I highly recommend this book because of that reason, and know that this will give you a complete makeover about spending.
Lucky Caller by Emma Mills, Five out of Five Stars: This book was such a cute read for Valentine’s Day, It is about Nina, a wallflower that decides to take a radio broadcasting course her senior year. At first, it is a complete disaster. However, the show eventually gets going, and reaches moderate success with two bumps in the road.
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan, Four out of Five Stars: Another cute YA romance for Valentine’s Day. This one follows our main character, Lou, who is in love with Nick who is her co-worker at the summer amusement park at their town. Only Nick has a girlfriend. So, she gets her best friend, Seeley to fake-date her. Nothing can go wrong, right? Well, not exactly.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, Five out of Five Stars: I think this is the point where I realized that I was becoming obsessed with YA contemporaries. This one follows our main character Paige, whose boyfriend died in a swimming accident her freshman year, and after some time, decides that it’s her time to reenter the world. So, she creates a list. However, what she doesn’t realize that some things just can’t be planned.
The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord, Four out of Five Stars: This one follows the cast of the first novel, the Start of Me and You during their senior year.
Love and Olives by Jenna Evans Welch, Five out of Five Stars: This book follows Liv, who has not seen or heard from her dad since she was eight years old. Her father is obsessed with finding the secrets of Atlantis. So, when he asks Liv to come to see him in Greece, Liv arrives kicking and screaming. However, through participating through his documentary, Liv slowly learns about her father’s past, and rediscovers herself — along with the company of Theo. If you are looking to travel to anywhere, I highly recommend this book and this series because it will give you a taste of travel.