Monthly Wrap-Up: February ’21

February was going so great and then I hit a wall around the 20th. A combination of migraines and insomnia made it impossible to fully function for like a week. I still feel like I am not getting enough sleep but at least the migraines have stopped. So I only got through three books this month. I could have made it four, but I really didn’t want to force myself when I still wasn’t feeling great. This is also why this wrap-up is a day late and why there won’t be a Top Ten Tuesday post today. I still got to some great books this month and am eager to pick up the ones I didn’t get to soon.

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

My favorite read in February was Tiffany D. Jackson’s Grown. It was powerful and infuriating and an important read for teens to pick up. I have to edit my review for this one but you can expect the review very soon. Cover linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received lower than three stars from me.

Reviews Posted This Month:

(Covers linked to reviews)

Notable Blog Posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Fake Dating Trope Edition – I take a look at some of my favorite books featuring one of my favorite tropes as well as those on my TBR.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Are Fun to Read – I talk about ten books that were just so much fun to read.

Talk Chisme to Me: Ten Most Anticipated 2021 Debuts By Latinx Authors – Check out my most anticipated debuts by Latinx authors. There are so many amazing authors debuting this year. If you are able, please consider supporting them!

What I Watched/Am Watching:

Mr. Sunshine – I finally finished Mr. Sunshine. I am not okay. I have been watching this K-Drama since December and have been savoring it because I loved it so much. It is now my all-time favorite K-Drama and nothing will ever compare. I feel like I’ve kept talking about this one but that I’ve also undersold it. If you like historical dramas that tackle imperialism and classism, this is a must watch. There are two main leads (who meet and give chase on a rooftop after trying to assassinate the same person), but also three secondary characters who all get their own arcs. There are stories of love, camaraderie, begrudging respect. I loved every single one of these characters and you can’t convince me that there were not all in love with each other as well.

Also side note, I am currently looking for sapphic recs that have this kind of vibe^^^ Hit me up with your fav books in the comments where the female leads have a fighting scene. I have a mighty need.

WandaVision – Well, Elizabeth Olsen is an absolute delight in this mini-series. I really enjoy the direction this one has gone so far in addressing the devastation and life-altering pain grief brings. Looking forward to the final episodes.

March Releases I’m Excited For:

What was your favorite February read? What are you currently watching? Let’s discuss in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit!

36 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: February ’21

  1. I’m super curious about The Mirror Season.
    I also had a completely dysfunctional week in feb, and I don’t even have anything more substantial to blame it on than the weather making me woesome.

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  2. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed Grown, it’s on my TBR and I can’t wait to read it! Plus that cover is stunning.

    Mr. Sunshine has been on my Netflix list for years, I really need to give it a try, and I keep meaning to watch WandaVision, too. I’m not really a big Marvel fan but I’ve heard so many good things about that show that I need to give it a try.

    I hope you have a great March!

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  3. Great wrap, I’m sorry you’ve not had a great end to the month and hope that things look up for you in March.
    I have also been loving WandaVision and have been looking for some kdrama recommendations so will definitely be giving Mr Sunshine ago 💜💜

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  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your rough month with insomnia and migraines. I’m glad that you are doing better though. Oh my gosh.. Wandavision is so good!!! I’m so nervous and sad about the upcoming finale. I’m not ready for it to be over!

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      1. OMG!! YES!! It was SO good. It makes me so mad at COVID bc we were supposed to go right into the Doctor Strange movie but nope! lol. I was bawling though. THREE TIMES. She’s gone through that three times already. 😥

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  5. I’m so happy you liked Grown, it was my favorite read of 2020! I’m wrapping up Crash Landing into You so I’m happy to have a new drama rec! What’s the time period?

    And yes WandaVision, I can’t believe it ends tomorrow, how?? Elizabeth Olsen is amazing.

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    1. Grown was phenomenal! I love Crash Landing on You. The only K-drama I like more is Mr. Sunshine. It takes place at the end of the 19th century into the beginning of the 20th century right before Japan annexes Korea. Yes, I just watched the last WandaVision episode and I am emotional.

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  6. Huge fan of Mr. Sunshine, and I’ve been following Korean/ Asian Dramas for over a decade now! If you’re looking for Group Bonding + Quest, try Stranger (Seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix, and are also called Secret Forest). And if you want to add in something along historical lines, try out Queen for Seven Days, Kingdom, or Tale of Nokdu. Nothing is as sweeping or grand as Mr. Sunshine, but they fill that void somehow. 🙂

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  7. You’ve convinced me to watch Mr Sunshine, it looks great (I love that gif of the two fighting)! And all the books you’ve read are ones I’ve heard so many good things about. I want to read Grown but I feel like it’s going to be so hard-hitting that I want to brace myself first 😀 But so many good reviews, including yours.

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  8. Grown is high on my wish list after so many readers have posted how important this book is for everyone. I hope March was much kinder to you and you are feeling much better. Firekeeper’s Daughter shook me and threw twists at me that I never saw coming. I absolutely loved it. Another powerful read for me.

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