Hi everybody, and welcome to my February wrap up!
February was a bit weird, in the sense that it felt like I read A LOT MORE than I actually did – but then again I’m currently reading three books at the same time, and those are all almost finished, so it only means March should be a good reading month 🙂 February was also filled with great music and oh, did you know my Quote It Wednesday has returned? All in all, not bad for a February. Here’s what I’ve been up to in February:
A Girl Like Her by Talia HIbbert
This is my second Talia Hibbert book and I have to admit I don’t seem to vibe with her books very well. At first I thought it was the audiobook narration, but now I’m not sure. I like the idea of them and that they have great representation (this one has a fat, black, autistic woman as the main character) and they focus on consent and make consent sexy. All great, and still I don’t connect with the story. Definitely think it’s a ‘me, not you’-type situation though.
Rating: 3,5 stars
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
This was just the cutest friends-to-lovers story! Both characters, Jamie and Maya, were absolutely adorable and fun and I loved getting to know them separately and together. This is a highly political story, as the blurb pretty much suggest already, but I loved the fact that it tackled a lot of issues without making it seem like the other political party was ‘all evil’. It painted a really realistic image, and yet tackled important issues like racism and discrimination and I loved the viewpoint of Maya in this, a Muslim girl. It also definitely drove the point across that voting and standing up for what you believe in is super important and I just felt pretty motivated by reading this overall.
Rating: 4 stars
Dear Girls by Ali wong
I love Ali Wong! I’ve seen her comedy shows on Netflix, as well as her movie Always Be My Maybe and loved them all. She can be pretty raunchy and her humor is not aaallways my thing, but she delivers it all with such a realness and relatability that I just love. Especially this book, written as letters to her two daughters was both funny and emotional at the same time. Listening to this on audiobook, narrated by Ali herself just added to the experience.
Rating: 4 stars
Top Ten Tuesday
QUOTE IT WEDNESDAY
February was pretty EPIC music-wise – I have so many new favorites!
Dreamcatcher – Scream
IS IT TOO EARLY TO PREDICT MY FAVORITE SONG OF 2020? BECAUSE THIS MAY BE IT! Dreamcatcher had their comeback and first full length album release this month and I AM IN LOVE. I love these girls and their dark fantasy concept. Scream has been on repeat every single day and I don’t know which parts I love more. The choreo. Jiu’s purple hair. Sua in a black dress carrying a sword. Dami’s rap. The choreo. The plot twist in the song. The beat. I LOVE IT ALL OKAY? Other favorite songs on their album include Red Sun, Tension, Black or White and Siyeon’s Paradise.
BTS – On
Another epic comeback! On is such a powerful song and has been stuck in my mind since it’s release. This video is just also so GRAND. The choreo. The power. The high notes. SUGA IN THE MIDDLE OF A DANCE ROUTINE. The visuals. The entire Map of the Soul: 7 album is just awesome and my favorite songs for now are Louder Than Bombs, Zero O’Clock, We Are Bulletproof: the Eternal, Inner Child, Moon and Interlude: Shadow.
Moon Byul – Eclipse
MY MAMAMOO QUEEN! (Can you tell I’m really excited about a lot of songs this month?) I love Moon Byul in Mamamoo, but this solo song is just so amazing. I love that she has such a powerful choreo and a video concept that is mostly used for kpop boy bands – love a queen who goes against gender norms!
Everglow – Dun Dun
Though not at the EPIC level of the above songs, I still love this new Everglow song. It’s fun and it’s catchy and I can sing along to the chorus, which is a plus!
Pussycat Dolls – React
I really like this Pussycat Dolls comeback song! I never liked how it’s really just Nicole Scherzinger and backup dancers, but still – this new sound is fun and catchy.
I may not be the biggest Taylor Swift fan, but I’ve always consistently loved her music and followed her musical journey and I was really interested in watching Miss Americana, especially since she’s coming to Belgium this summer and I got tickets, woop! It was nice getting this inside look into Taylor’s life.
I also watched the HIGHLY ANTICIPATED To All The Boys sequel, PS I Still Love You and well… I liked it, but it didn’t live up to the first one for me. Which I kind of expected since the first book is also my favorite. But it was still a fun movie, and I loved reconnecting with all these characters.
Things that made me happy this month:
- Friend dates. In February I met up with my friends a few times, which I ALWAYS love.
- MUSIC. Uhm have you seen all my gushing above about all these epic comebacks?
- My husband and mine’s 11-year anniversary <3
THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
- SPRING! I’m so ready for spring – I already busted out my spring jacket this month, only to have it snow a day later….
- New Sarah J. Maas book
HOW WAS YOUR FebrUARY? WHAT DID YOU READ? WHAT DID YOU LISTEN TO AND WHAT DID YOU WATCH? WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR March?
Aww, happy anniversary!
I also really enjoyed Dear Girls, the audiobook really made it!
Thanks! Yeah, it kind of felt like a private Ali Wong show in my car haha 🙂
Happy anniversary! I’m glad you liked Yes No Maybe So. I’ll read that one eventually. I hope you have a great March.
Thanks! Hope you’ll enjoy Yes No Maybe So when you get to it. Have a great March too 🙂
Hope you have a wonderful March! 🙂
I feel the same about TATB sequel. I enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn’t as strong as the first film. I’m hoping to read the books soon, though, because I’m very interested to see how closely they stuck to it!
Thanks Amy, hope you’ll have a great March too! PS I Still Love You was definitely fun, even if it wasn’t as great as the first one – I think they did a good job with sticking to the book – there were some changes made, but I think they kept the important parts 🙂
Happy Anniversary! I’m glad you had a nice February; it went by pretty quick for me. I’m ready for some warmer weather – I like being able to sit outside and read. I really loved Always Be My Maybe, but I’m not a huge fan of Ali Wong’s stand-up.
Thanks! Oh yes, I can’t wait for spring (and warmer weather) to be here as well – I’m not a fan of winter! Ali Wong’s standup can definitely be a bit cringey for me too sometimes, but I do enjoy it overall 🙂