Book Review

February Wrap-Up

Ugh, February is only a few days shorter than the other months but it feels like it just sped by in two weeks, amiright?

So I’ll put what books I read, include the links to their Goodreads if you’re interested, that way that saves this post from being HUGE. Anything with () Means I don’t have a blog review/it isn’t up yet, but the rest do and you’re welcome to click on my reviews page to go scope them out!

I’ll also talk about my February book haul and my March aspirations, I’m finishing a book tonight so I’ll reserve the review for that until March 1!

What Did I Read This Month:

Stalking Jack the Ripper


Boneseeker: Here Walk the Dead


Hashtag Authentic


Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire


Eden Chip

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The Spitfire Girls


The Hound of Death


In Search of a Witch’s Soul


Bloom: A Monster Love Novella


Dead Man’s Blues


The Parlor Girl’s Guide (To Hell, apparently)


Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

(Review to come in mid to late March)

Infinite Dark Volume 1

(No Review, thriller comic, good, but not much to it)


(Very whimsical children’s story/Children’s Picture Book, apparently someone else thought this had some Pedophile message…I didn’t really get that, but like they were just friends?? And also they never say that anyone is a kid?? Idk, maybe I’m misreading! It was just a man and his friend who built his house and a musical instrument and had tea together by the fire……maybe I’m missing subtext, idk again. )

Star Collector Volume 1

(Western Manga, love manga but this one was missing some depth to the characters)

Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage


Storm Front

(Review to come tomorrow!)

February Book Haul


Favorite Read this Month?

A tie between La Belle Sauvage and Serving the Servant!

Also, The Priory of the Orange Tree showed up as I was belatedly writing this!


-I did my first Bookstagram Challenge! Posting my final picture after this! [#Februarylibrary19]
– I’ve hit nearly 150 followers on my blog!
– This is my 50th Post
– I’ve signed up for my first Blogtour(s) (Coming to you April-May)
– I found out I’ll be receiving my first physical review copy all thanks to Kal @ Reader Voracious spreading the word about an amazing book, Anna Undreaming!
– I got my first blog tag(s)! THANK YOU GUYS!
– I’ve started my spreadsheets and a new notebook to keep things tidier this week (you’ll notice Kal’s blog is linked right to those amazing spreadsheets as she is spreadsheet Queen)
– This month was a nice easy ride compared to next month!

By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

24 replies on “February Wrap-Up”

ooooh, look at all the pretty pretty books! 📚😍 yay for 50 posts and almost 150 followers, and for physical review copies!!! 🎉 we expect pictures of the notebook setup, and join ussssss on the spreadsheet train 😉

glad to hear it’s been a pretty good month, and sending you lots of good vibes for next month 💕

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Hey! Wow, you read a lot this month and that is so amazing! I hope March is just as good a month for you.
I’m so happy to see that your blog has grown and 50 posts – that’s an achievement! Congrats Haley ❤ I can't wait to read more of your posts xx

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Congratulations on 150 followers and 50 blog posts! That’s such a wonderful achievement. What a brilliant month of reading you’ve had, I’m sorry that you couldn’t have enjoyed Stalking Jack The Ripper more, it’s one of my favourite series. Is it something you might continue with? Book two is pretty great as well, I haven’t read book three yet though. You really need to be in the mood for historical I’ve found. I’m reading Priory of The Orange Tree at the moment as well, really looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

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I absolutely loved your pictures for februarylibrary19! (small spoiler, we’re thinking of doing a challenge again for april)!! We’ll be announcing the winners of the giveaway this weekend hopefully, fingers crossed you win!

Also, so many books!! Congrats on your 50th post! ánd 150 followers, holy cheeseballs! Also. I’m going to tag you in everything from now on. Be prepared hehehe

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Haha bring on the tags, Michelle!

I really loved doing the challenge and was in awe of your pics and others who joined in the challenge!! (*secretly crossed fingers*) And I would totally join another ❤️

I’ll I pushed myself like a lady of the night on twitter and it paid off 😂😂😂😂😂😂


I have seen Bloom around a lot, I think I need to add that one to my TBR pile.
As for your February haul – I have read Thirteen Reasons Why, The Gift of Rain and Steinbecks Short Stories, and can recommend all three. Thirteen REasons Why being my least favorite of the three.

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I’m thinking about starting with it, thirteen reasons to see what the hype is about and haha the Steinbeck, I’ve read two stories out of it already but I’m going to let the husband get to it first 😊 hope you enjoy Bloom if you get to it!


Yay for a wonderful, successful month! I’m a bit jealous of your John Steinbeck book; he’s always been one of those ‘classic’ authors that I actually adore (ever since my high school AP English class was assigned The Grapes of Wrath. Most of the rest of the class haaaaaaaaaaaaaated it, and I was like, this is aMAZING! #nerd). Thanks for sharing such great bookish content with us!

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Aw thank you! And my husband is a huge Steinbeck fan! I mean I don’t think you even have to like him to admire his talent, I hope to sometime get to East of Eden this year (hubs has been shoving it at me for a year lol)


Congrats on your nearly 150 followers!!!! Cheers for more. 🍻 Btw, tell me how to read that much books please?? 😭💖

I also got my first ever physical ARC from Kaleena through her Flapping Pages program just last month! I still don’t know how to thank her enough and Lili @ Utopia State Of Mind (sender). 😭 Give them lots of love, everyone!

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That’s awesome! Kal does some great things and Flapping Pages is one of them! ❤ And that was so aesome of Lili!

My secret is not having a life lol. But, I also really just dedicate a couple of hours a day to reading and some things are just faster reads 🙂


*spies discord open on the photo with The Priory of the Orange Tree*

hehehe and I mean Feb is just rude, it’s shorter and it’s the “love month” as I call it haha, yay for all the books you’ve read though and eeek March is gonna be a time. It already is a time. April though…April will be a blast *hopefully*

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I honestly don’t believe that February is only 3 days shorter than January… I think it is a conspiracy, the month flew on by! Anyways… you got a good amount of reading done last month, and very nice book haul. PRIORY be thicc.

Thanks so much for the link back to my blog, and I am so glad you were able to get a review copy of ANNA UNDREAMING!!

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