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FAVORITE READS OF THE MONTH: February

It seems like February flew by, but that’s probably because we were lost in the books for much of the month. What a dream lol.

We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.


Bree:

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So I technically participated in Graphicsathon this month, meaning most of what I read will show up in my Wrap Up post (coming soon). But since I did mange to sneak in quite a few other reads (and they were all surprising good) I will be talking about those instead. It seems like this February if I wasn’t reading graphic novels, I was reading romance novels. I’m definitely not complaining. I burned through The Charm Offensive, All Rhodes Lead Here, and then Under One Roof. I also managed to reread Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall, which was thoroughly enjoyable and truly hilarious!! It still stands as a solid favorite after my reread, and I am anticipating Husband Material even more now. *cries until August* Beside my mini-romance binge, I also made my way through two more of Holly Black’s back catalog: Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) & The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I will not rest until I read them all! I even read a Lumberjanes comic she wrote, but that was a total Graphicsathon coincidence. 


Tree:

Ain't Burned All the BrightI read a lot more in February than I did in January and at the beginning of the month my reads were just okay, but then I was hit with some VERY GOOD READS back to back which was an excellent time. I read Lease on Love, Ain’t Burned All the Bright, & How the Word Is Passed back to back and then read Pretty Face a few books after. What a lineup!! All of them could be contenders for Fave of the Month, but Ain’t Burned All the Bright has to take top spot because it’s like nothing I’ve ever read. Jason Reynolds wrote three sentences describing 2020 and what it was like to be Black in America that year. Then Jason Griffins broke up the sentences and illustrated them with multi media art. It is hard to describe this one if you have not seen it, but it’s stunning and the concise words are powerful. I love anything Jason Reynolds does and his newest is no exception. The reader can read this in less than a half hour, but they’ll want to sit and linger with Griffins’ art which is stunning. I will reread this one eventually because I know I did not get everything in my first read. I highly recommend the physical copy of this book because you can see the “3D-ness” of the art. Gorgeous. 


What was your most notable read of February? 

xoxo, Bree & Tree

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