Happy March! While in some instances, February flew by, it also feels like it’s been February forever, so I’m excited for the new month! I didn’t read too much this month, but I got out of my reading slump, so I’m happy! Anyway, let’s just jump into my wrap-up!
Books Read: Four
Pages Read: 1,038
Longest Book: Jane Eyre (620 pages)
Shortest Book: The Last Unkillable Thing (100 pages ish)
Required Reading: Nothing
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
I read and loved Vuong’s other work, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, and so I think I overhyped how much I would like this one, which made me a bit disappointed. I did give it 4/5 stars, but I feel like it was missing something that would have boosted it to a 5/5. Overall though, it was a beautifully written narrative.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I adored this!! I spent quite a while reading it, but I’m glad I did because I was able to thoroughly enjoy every bit of it. I loved Jane’s character and her determination. I have nothing but good things to say about this one, it completely encapsulated me. 5/5 stars.
The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos
I wrote a full review for this one, which will be up later this week, but for the most part I didn’t love this one. I didn’t enjoy the writing style and felt that it didn’t have the flow that poetry should. I gave it 2.75/5 stars as there was only one poem I actually liked.
Sometimes I Fall Asleep Thinking About You by Catarine Hancock
This one I really did not like. I felt that all the “poems” were cliche. They lacked substance and were all telling and no showing, which takes away from what poetry is. I felt that this was more like a narrative with random line breaks than poems. Also, I was unaware of who the author was or their past work prior to reading this, but after reading a review (linked here) on her first work, I will not be picking up any more work by the author due to their problematic nature. 1/5 stars.
This month I watched The Dig, which is focused on the archaeological extraction of ancient mounds in England on the cusp of World War II. The filmography and costumes were incredible, it was such a scenic and beautiful film.
I finished Designated Survivor, which was spectacular, but I truly wish there was more episodes because there’s so much left that can be done with the story from where they ended it.
I started watching Lupin, which is a French action series about a man who is working to steal a treasured necklace from the Louvre. This is such a fun and intriguing show, I can’t wait to see how it ends.
And that is my February wrap up! How was your February? I would love to hear about it!