February Wrap Up // The Books I Read Last Month 13/60

What I Read In February

This post is about what i read last month! I read five books, which isnt too bad, but i could have done better!

I have to admit, I was doing quite well until I hit Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix… After that huge book I hit a massive slump…

But I started off quite well!

I read more in January, but I have been a bit more productive this month, and a little but busier. (Obviously can’t say the same thing for March…)
This month I started writing my book (I scrapped the old one and started again) and I have started planning some other exciting things too!

Anyway, heres what I read last month. I have reached 13/60 for my goodreads goal!

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I loved this books and would highly recommend. All the bright places touches on some hard mental health issues for young adults.

5/5 Stars 

I had actually started this book ages ago, like a good year ago. But I just couldn’t get into it! After talking about it, and other book bloggers and readers told me they loved it, I tried again, and yes, I loved it.

All The Bright Places, made me cry, and cry.

This book really gets into how young people can struggle with their mental health, and find it hard to get the help they need, or help that’s actually going to work. The only thing that seemed to work for Theodore and Violet, were each other. But even Violet couldn’t stop Theodore from still having the same thoughts, and still proceeding with what he always knew he was going to do. (I dont want to give away any spoilers!)

I loved reading the story from two different points of view, and I enjoyed how the characters became closer and closer. Then after all the love all our hearts got broken so, you know. The end.

Overall, this book helps readers to learn about how delicate the human mind is, and that of young people too. We should be looking after each other, not making comments, or being unsupportive, because you never know what someone is going through. Mental illness is not visible, a smile can hide everything. Just be thoughtful.

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt 

Orbiting Jupiter is such an easy read, and also turned out to be a very good book too.

4/5 Stars 

I wasn’t sure about this book to begin with… It seemed a bit, plain. It was very easy to read, a little too easy. I like to read books that have a bit more action, and are a little bit grittier.

Although I felt this way pretty much throughout, wished I had let myself enjoy Orbiting Jupiter more.

It wasn’t until the near end when I realised that it is a great books, and very well written. The story about the two boys, and finding the daughter seemed a little unrealistic. But in the end, it was very sad and beautiful, but mostly sad.

Once I had finished, I found myself very satisfied with the easy read. Not so much satisfied with the ending because that is NOT the ending i wanted. Then again, unexpected endings are always the best.

You can read my full review here!

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

This has been my favourtie book of this year! If you havent read how to stop time yet, you should.

5/5 Stars 

I dont know what to say about this book other than I really loved it. I wasn’t sure about reading a science fiction novel, because im not usually into that kind of stuff… (If that makes sense.) It only took me, maybe a few pages? Too really get into it. I read it so quickly as well, I wouldn’t have even minded if it was longer! (If you know me, I hate long books!)

How To Stop Time is the first/second (The Power?) science fiction novel I have ever read, and thank goodness I enjoyed it, because now I want to read more and more. If you want to read more of a review on this book, click here!

Comment below and tell me what science fiction novels I should read next!

Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix by J.K Rowling 

I am so sad i didnt enjoy this harry potter book as much as the others. Still good, but took such a long time to read!

3.5/5 Stars 

Oh my goodness. This book took forever to read. I hate myself for being like this but ohhhh man.

I enjoyed it more than The Goblet Of Fire, but still, im not one for long books. Not at all! I lose interest way too quickly. I love reading about Harry’s life and his story, but this was a drag.

I’m not sure whether its J.K Rowling’s books, or if it’s supposed to be like this, but all the action and fun is squashed into the last couple of chapters! I’ve been bored for 500 or so pages, I want the excitement to happen sooner.

I am a Harry Potter fan, I promise, but bleugh, after reading Order of the Phoenix, it took me a while to get back into reading anything else!

Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles #1) by Jeffrey Archer

My dad practically made me read this book, and im so glad he did! It was so good! 

4.5/5 Stars 

My dad has been on at me about this book for months and months. They have also been sitting on my shelf for ages too! After the last book, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to read next, so I gave it a go.

And it was fantastic! I couldn’t put Only Time Will Tell down!

The way Archer creates his characters and all their individual stories just makes you want to keep reading, and find out what happened. That’s the whole point, right? To write/read a book that you want to keep reading?

Anyway, I can’t wait to read the next one.


Thank you for reading this post! How many books did you read last month?
If you have a link to your monthly reads post on your blog, share it with me and I’ll take a look and comment!

Here are the books featured in this post;

Charlotte Dawson

21 // Reader // Writer // Bookish Blogger // Tea Drinker

, , , ,
This post contains affiliate links. I would not post affiliate links if I personally did not like/want to read the books that have been mentioned. All views are my own. The links are for Amazon Affiliate.   Thank you! xx


  1. March 13, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Ive been trying to get into All The Bright Places too, one day I will just give in and continue reading it. Ive heard really good things about Orbiting Jupiter.

    Rebecca Elaine x

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:22 pm

      I did leave it for a while, but when i picked it up again nearly a year later, i really enjoyed it! You should give it a go, see if you feel differently about it now!

      And yes, Orbiting Jupiter was very good xx

    • March 13, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Well done! I had a look at your blog, it allowed me to translate it so i could read! xx

  2. March 13, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    I totally get what you mean for the Harry Potter books being action packed at the last few pages!! I felt the same way with the first two (haven’t read the rest yet). I’m really enjoying the audiobooks because it feels like a movie~

    • March 14, 2018 / 10:56 am

      I love the books but the action needs to come a bit sooner for me! Ive never tried audio books, i need to though! xx

  3. March 14, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    I love these book covers! And yes Order Of The Phoenix is a HUGE book! Well done for getting through it 😊

    • March 14, 2018 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you for your comment! I know, these book covers went together quite well didn’t they! xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *