February 2021 Reading Wrap Up

February 27, 2021

February 2021 Reading Wrap Up

February 2021 Reading Wrap Up (Image: a collage of book covers)

How was your February reading?

It feels like February was a short book-reading month: I had zero five-star reads, six four-star reads, one three-star read, and one two-star read. Find all my February reads listed below in order of Star Rating. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me. One-star reads are usually shelved as DNF.

My favorite read of the month is Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan followed closely by The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee.

Did we read any of the same books?

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Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan (cover) Image: a woman stands against a rail with her back to the camera overlooking a harbor

Surviving Savannah (ARC) by Patti Callahan

4.5  Stars (rounded to 5) (ARC). Compelling and unputdownable historical fiction.
Pub Date: 3/9/21 My review of Surviving Savannah here.


The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (cover) Image: a teenage Asian girl wearing a fancy hat in an 1890s style

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

4 Stars. (YA) Engaging Historical Fiction (non WW11). My review of Downstairs Girl here.


Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson (cover) Image: a picture of a plus size Black girl surrounded by four smaller images of the same girl and her boyfriend

Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson

4 Stars. (YA)  Contemporary Fiction. Review of Love Is a Revolution here.


Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (cover) Image: white text with a maroon top and bottom border and branches with white blooms

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

4 Stars  Historical Fiction (classic).


Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West (cover) Image: a young woman stands in profile against a pink, orange, and yellow background

Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West

4 Stars. Contemporary Fiction.


The Woman With the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff (cover) Image: a tight focus on a pair of red shoes and a drawing of the Star of David on a cobblestone path

The Woman With the Blue Star (ARC) by Pam Jenoff

4 Stars. (ARC) WW11 Historical Fiction.
Pub Date: 5/4/21 Review: 5/3/21


Sunset on Moonlight Beach by Sheila Roberts (cover) Image: two canvas beach chairs on both sides of a side table containing a candle and two glasses of champagne...overlooking the water

Sunset on Moonlight Beach (ARC) by Sheila Roberts

3.5 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction (chick lit, romance). (#5 in the Moonlight Harbor Series)
Pub Date: 4/27/21 Review: 4/27/21


To Night Owl From Dogfish by Meg Wolitzer (cover) Image: two middle grade girls stand back to back at camp

To Night Owl From Dogfish by Meg Wolitzer

2.5 Stars. Middle Grade Fiction. I enjoyed the friendship theme the most in this one. My Goodreads review here.



QOTD:

What was your favorite February read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?



ICYMI:

February Blog Posts:

#BlackHistoryMonth: 10 Reading Ideas
The Invention of Wings Review
TTT: 10 Books That Made Me Smile
The Girl Downstairs Review
The Clockmaker’s Daughter Review
Love is a Revolution Review
Happy Friday: The Positivity Wave
Becoming Mrs. Lewis Review
Ladies of the House Review
The Invisible Woman Review
The Paris Library Review
#6Degrees of Separation
The Survivors Review
The Girl From the Channel Islands Review
The Nature of Fragile Things Review



Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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10 thoughts on “February 2021 Reading Wrap Up

    • I think i would recommend Their Eyes on an audio format. The print version was challenging to read because of the phonetically spelled dialect. The fact that it was written in the 1930s is amazing! Well worth a priority placement on your TBR! I’ve heard that her autobiography is great, too!

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