Happiest of weekends to you, bookish loves! We have officially reached the end of the shortest month of the year, but it looks like this didn’t impede on my reading progress (or enjoyment!) at all. I had the opportunity to re-read the last bit of one of my favorite series of all time, and read a book that I never would have picked for myself but was so moving and discusses an unbelievably important topic. Let’s jump into the juicy details, shall we?
What I Read This Month
Let’s Break It Down
New Books Read: 1
New Novellas Read: 0
Book Re-Reads: 3
Novella Re-Reads: 0
Monthly Total: 4
Average Rating of this Month’s Reading: 4.75 stars
Favorite Read of the Month: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Most Surprising/Impressive Read of the Month: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Least Favorite Read of the Month: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
I was obsessed with A Court of Mist and Fury the first time I read it, but I think I might have just loved it even more when I gave it a re-read. All of my #Feysand ramblings coming soon in my review, but until then, just give this series a read already, won’t you?
You may have gasped when you saw that this was my least favorite read of the month, but as you can see, that’s really not saying much since I still gave it four stars. When I first read A Court of Wings and Ruin, I was completely in awe of it, and I still am. It just isn’t my favorite book in the whole series, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t amazeballs. Such a good (basically?) ending to Feyre and Rhysand’s storyline!
Reading this tiny little novella was the perfect way to wrap up my ACOTAR series re-read. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to give it four or five stars, but went with five because I honestly just had so much fun reading it. One of my favorite things about A Court of Frost and Starlight is that it’s told from a bunch of different perspectives. So excited to jump into A Court of Silver Flames (hopefully) next month!
I am currently taking a course called Headline Literature, and this was our first read of the semester. It probably won’t shock you to know that I would not have picked this book up on my own to read for fun. However, I am so glad it was on the reading list for this class because it was stunningly heartbreaking and oh-so-important. Stevenson is a lawyer, but his writing was so poetic and moving from the beginning of Just Mercy until the end. If you’re ever looking for a book that illustrates the injustices of the United States criminal justice system that doesn’t bore you with straight facts, this is the book for you.