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Hey guys! So. February was not the month of lots of posts, but the post of 1. But it’s progress. March will be the month. Just you wait. But I digress! February was an ok month for me?? I hardly did anything exciting but it was half term which was nice? But I did have a great reading month which is always good – so without further ado… the recap!

I read a grand total of 5 books in Feb which for me is pretty good?! I’ve actually upped my GoodReads goal which I initially set very low at 15 – but it’s on the up now to 25. Which hopefully will still be beatable by a quite a few books?!


With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevado ★★★★★
I wasn’t sure how much I’d love this book because even though I’d heard such good reviews, it didn’t seem like there was much of a plot? But it turned out to be exactly what I was in the mood for and I LOVED it. I flew through this book so quickly and I adored it. The characters are so pure and real and they have my heart. Definitely a book to reread at some point!

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (reread) by J.K Rowling ★★★★★
This was a reread along with my favourite (and only) podcast ‘Swish and Flick’. Highly recommend this podcast – the girls are so funny and so informed about the wizarding world so as a Potterhead it’s so interesting!

Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber

Caraval (reread) by Stephanie Garber ★★★★★
I finally got round to buying Legendary so this was a reread in prep for the next book! I flew through it in one 3 hour sitting (which I’ve never done before) and loved it just as much as the first time (even though I knew some of the twists). Still one of my all-time favourite books.


Legendary by Stephanie Garber ★★★★★
Loved this!! Book!! Maybe more than the first one? Adored Tella & Dante and being sucked into the twisty world of Caraval once again!


Finale by Stephanie Garber ★★★★☆
I think it was the absence of a Caraval game that made it a 4 star read this time – but I still adored it. Full of so many twists and turns still and my ship heart was aching. Don’t want to say too much about these books though because it’s best to go in not knowing much. My favourite series for sure!!

Only one exciting thing happened in February and that’s that I saw Dear Evan Hansen in theatre!! It’s always been a soundtrack I’ve liked but now it’s one I love and one of my favourites! It was so so intense I have to say but it was brilliant. Highly recommend.

Other than that it was half term which was nice. The break from school and doing nothing was so relaxing :). I’m back now though, and my mental health is not doing great. But hopefully March will be good??

Mental health: I’m not going to elaborate but I have a specific thing for me I really need/want to work on this month.

4 books: I’m currently in a book hangover from the insane Caraval series so who knows if this will happen. I might reread a fave to get out of it. But we’ll see.

Get a draft done of my EPQ

Allow myself to be tired and go to sleep: I’m always tired but do I go to bed at a decent time?? No.

Hydrate: I do not drink nearly enough water and it’s so bad so I need to.

And that’s it for the Feb recap!! Hope you enjoyed reading and hopefully I’ll see you a few times in March? Cross your fingers.

How was your February? What books did you read and have you read any of the ones I mentioned?

E xx


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20 thoughts on “THE MONTHLY RECAP: February

    1. You too – and definitely, sometimes it’s nice to take it slow and have a break :).
      The Caraval series is fab – can definitely be some cliches but honestly the whole game plot line was just so addictive!
      Sorry you got sick – glad you’re better now. That’s a great number of books though!
      Thanks for reading and commenting💗

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  1. Lovely post, all of those books sound awesome! I just finished reading Anne of Green Gables today, I usually read 2 books a month but I was a little busy so only managed 1 🙈 February was pretty good for me, I made sure to have time to a little baking and sewing each week and it’s really made me feel much happier and positive having time to do the things I love 💛

    Emily M x


    1. Ahh Anne of Green Gables is one of my faves! Hope you enjoyed it! Honestly 5 books for me is super rare so 1 or 2 is still good! Crazy how people can read 10+ haha.
      I’m glad February was good for you and hope March is too – it’s so important to make time for hobbies and to relax so glad you’re able to💗

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  2. I’m so glad you liked With The Fire On High! It has so many positive views like you mentioned, but I still haven’t gotten around to it 😅. Also, that’s so cool that you saw Dear Evan Hansen!! I’ve honestly never listened to it hahaha. BUT I’m a giant Hamilton fan (and just saw it live for the first time this month too 😍), so I know how exciting it is to finally SEE what you’ve been listening to 😂.
    I hope March is easy on you and your mental health, Emme 🙂

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    1. Ooh I’d 100% recommend!! It’s really character-driven but I really loved it! I’d so recommend Dear Evan Hansen! Hamilton was like the first musical I got obsessed with & I’m happy you got a chance to see it! It’s amazing isn’t it?!
      Thanks so much Belle, hope March is a great month for you too💗

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  3. I’m glad to see you enjoyed Fire on High, it looks really cool and I’ve heard a lot of really positive stuff around it 🙂
    Dear Evan Hansen looks like a really cool show, it’s super cool you got to go see it (and enjoy it!)
    I wish you all the best for your March goals.
    – Emma 🙂

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  4. I’m so happy that you’re back, Emme! I hope you know that you can take it easy with blogging! We will always be here for you!! Also, I’m so happy that you read and enjoyed With the Fire On High ❤ I have a physical copy, and it's BEAUTIFUL. I'm so excited to read it and see how I think about it!!
    I hope March and the rest of the year treats you well, because you really deserve it, Emme!

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    1. I bet!! The cover is absolutely stunning – that’s one thing I do miss about physical books now that I only read ebooks. Hope you enjoy it!
      Thanks so much for your kind words Caitlin – I really appreciate it & hope March is fab for you💗

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  5. Dear Evan Hansen is one of my favorite musicals (next to Les Mis and Newsies)! I’m so glad you saw it and loved it! 😍😍 I also loved the Caraval trilogy… I read them as they came out but I want to go back and re-read the whole series. Also, I got With The Fire On High at the Strand Bookstore in New York City and absolutely loved it! 😀 I hope you have an amazing March!

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    1. Yess it’s so amazing! Newsies is another one of my faves as well, but I’ve never really listened to Les Mis which is so bad because it’s such a classic! Glad you enjoyed the Caraval series & WTFOH as well – they’re both so amazing!
      Thanks so much Charis, you too!💗

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  6. Ahh I’m really excited to read With the Fire On High sometime, it sounds SO good! I’m so happy you enjoyed it so much. ❤
    I hope you'll have a lovely March ❤ ❤

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  7. I’m glad you got to see Dear Evan Hansen live. The one time I got to see anything live was seeing The Lion King and that was a blast! I also recently finished With the Fire on High at the tail end of February and I totally agree that it was what I needed in a YA book. I’m definitely missing the characters and little Babygirl has my heart 💛


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