Monthly Recap – February 2023

Back in 2021, I was attempting to do monthly recaps. I’d sum up how many books I’ve read this month and write some mini-reviews.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one, and I’ve decided that this is something that I want to get into. I like the idea of talking a little bit about various books so you can get an idea of what I’ve been reading.

In February, I read 24 novels/novellas and 12 manga books. I’m proud of that, especially with how short a month February is. I didn’t really force myself to read much, either. I did have a week off, which helped, but I spent a fair bit of time gaming. So I was reading less than I usually would. I’m pretty sure I only reached that number as I had a few audiobooks I reserved from the library come in at once, so I felt like I had to listen to them immediately, and so did while gaming.

The majority of the manga I read was Miracle Girls. The vast majority of that was a reread for me. I read them originally in primary school, and now I finally had the final two volumes I wanted to reread and finish. But I’ll have a separate blog post on that sometime soon, so keep an eye out!

I also bought 17 books. That’s less than I read, so I’m happy with that. I need to cut down a bit more, but I’m not mad at myself. On top of that, I borrowed 6 books from the library, and none of those was manga. I didn’t read many of those, but I’m happy to finally be using the library again.

Now that I’ve summed up my reading, I will post a couple of mini-reviews for some of the books I’ve read!


Not In a Million Years – Sophie Ranald – Chronically single, Kate is living the dream life with the perfect home and perfect friends. Still, when one of her best friends disappears, she knows she’ll do anything to help him. Including travelling abroad with a man, she hates to try to find him. After slightly being disappointed by Santa, Please Bring Me A Boyfriend due to the weird male perspective bits. So I was relieved to be back to your typical Sophie Ranald goodness. I had a good time with this one and highly recommend it – 4 Stars.

Horrid – Katrina Leno – Jane and her mom have moved to Maine to the house left by her grandparents. She doesn’t want to be there, she’s being bullied, and then she thinks she starts to see and hear things. What her mom isn’t telling her, Jane doesn’t know, but she’s dealing with a lot. I’d wanted to read this book for a while, but in the end, I don’t know what I thought of it. The parts were a little too long, and I hate open-ended horror. But I still found it easy to read, and I had a good time reading it – 3 Stars.

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