14 Books to Read in February

I know it’s a little late, but hey, it’s still February! And I truly believe that we should celebrate love every day, not just on Valentine’s Day.

But since I’ve mentioned it, I would like to share some of my most favorite love stories that have touched my heart β€” one way of another.

Check out top 14 picks, and please don’t hesitate to share yours, too! πŸ˜‰

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My Usual Friday Night

How does my usual Friday night look like, you say? I try to relieve my stresses from the past work week by spending all night in my bedroom, reading a book (and sometimes drinking milk or tea). I just like the peacefulness I get when I’m locked inside my room with no one to bother me β€” free from the toxicity of the house.

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On the days where I don’t feel like reading at all (yes, it happens and I feel guilty about it), I watch random rom-coms or my favorite Netflix series (e.g., Riverdale).

Last year, I was suffering from a very bad reading slump because the book I was reading (Timeline by Michael Crichton) felt really dragging + I am so hooked to Friends and other Netflix shows! I am sort of disappointed with Timeline, though, because I feel like it has so much to offer. After reading half of the book, I decided to just put it down for a while because I really have a lot of books on my TBR.

Currently, I’m reading the second book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown and I’m almost halfway through it. As usual, the fast-paced writing style of Dan Brown kept me up at night. I’m so excited to read all the books in this series.

This post has been more like an update re: my reading status, the reading slump was also the reason why I have nothing to write for my Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately series. I’ll make up to it next month, I promise.

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #4

BOOKS READ:

Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 1 by CLAMP
Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 2 by CLAMP
Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 3 by CLAMP
One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE
One-Punch Man Volume 2 by ONE
Timeline by Michael Crichton

BOOKS BOUGHT:

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Two Roads From Here by Teddy Steinkellner

BOOKS RECEIVED:

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Good Omen by Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett

Do you ever get stuck in that phase where you just get any reading done? It happens a lot to me these days because there are a lot of other things to focus on aside from reading. Like, recently we have a lot of projects coming our way at work or some personal issues to attend to or Netflix. I think majority of the reason why I couldn’t get some reading done is because I’ve been watching Friends recently and I wanted to finish all 10 seasons so bad. With that, I haven’t really made any progress in reading Timeline by Michael Crichton, but I did read a bunch of manga. Continue reading

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #3

BOOKS READ:

  • Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown
  • Billionaire Rider (Fortune Riders MC, #1) by Lexy Timms

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown
  • Murder On the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

BOOK RECEIVED:

  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Have you ever experienced trying out something out of your comfort zone or trying out something you always thought you disliked? When it comes to reading, there are still a lot of genres I have yet to try. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or if you know me personally, you already know that romance is my favorite genre because I grew up reading Nicholas Sparks and though I also find middle-grade books and books with a mix of YA fantasy + dystopian quite exciting reads because of their otherwise fast-paced plot and storyline, I haven’t read much books out of these genres. Continue reading

What’s For Halloween #1

Halloween is one of the most looked-forward-to celebrations towards the end of the year because it’s that one time of the year when people get to show off their creativity by dressing up, decorating their homes, etc. And since Halloween is lurking around the corner, I bet everyone’s already busy and excited preparing for those Halloween parties and trick-or-treating!

But some people just aren’t into all that stuff; like those who enjoy spending these holidays by reading books. So if you’re one of those people but you still want to get into that “Halloween spirit,” then you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, I’ll be sharing some of the books (that I’ve read and/or want to read) and articles that will totally creep you out. Continue reading