Amanda’s February Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! This month I read a ton of library books, so we shall see which format of books I read the most this month!

Physical Books
How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan
Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Echoes Between Us by Kate McGarry
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

eBooks
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

Audiobooks
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

What books did you read in February? Leave a comment and let me know how you did this month!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

9 thoughts on “Amanda’s February Wrap Up

  1. Hallo, Hallo Amanda,

    One of your selections “How the Light Gets In” was an ARC I received last year – with my health issues I never had the chance to read it and its on the top of my list this Spring. I was drawn to reading it because of the plot and the lead character’s story. Glad to know its finding readers as it was one I was looking forward to not just reading but discussing and hopefully finding others who had found it as a read they’d enjoy themselves.

    I borrow a high yield at my library from print and audiobooks as well – sometimes I lean more towards audio as I am enjoying the journey into finding narrators but other times I opt for print. It just depends.

    Did you enjoy the narrator for “Snow Like Ashes”?! That is a series I haven’t had the chance to read as when it was originally publishing it was harder to source but now the libraries are carrying the stories. I was thinking of hearing this one and wanted to know your thoughts?!

    1. Hi Jorie! I definitely think you should pick up How the Light Gets In because it totally surprised me with how much I enjoyed it! Last year I mostly borrowed audiobooks from my library (I’ve actually only ever listened to audiobooks through my library) but this year I’m trying to read more physical books from the library too instead of buying newer releases. I really loved the narrator for Snow Like Ashes. Kate Rudd narrates and she one of my favorites, actually. The second and third books have more than one POV so we get new narrators for those and I liked them too.

      1. Hallo again, Amanda,

        It took me longer to understand how to get audiobooks out of the library – mostly as they used to have strictly more CDs than having a larger catalogue on OverDrive; I’ve found OverDrive is now a bit easier for me to hear them than CD (uniquely enough) as I like to colour, knit or play solitaire when I’m listening to them. That was my way of honing in on the narrator’s voices and truly enjoying the stories as I heard them as otherwise my concentration would suffer. I have also heard them via Audible, LibroFM (which are downloadable mp3) and Scribd. Of the three, Scribd fits my budget but I love how LibroFM supports Indies which is why I was thankful I’m part of their social influencer programme.

        Getting to request new audios from my libraries is nice too because it helps me suggest titles/authors they might not consider otherwise especially from the UK. It is rare to find multi-cast audios and this makes me think I need to seek out this trilogy as soon as I get through the ones I have in queue right now. I’m a bit overloaded at the moment as I move into March as I lost too many hours with my cold – however, I’ll definitely be reading these stories and getting back with you after I do.

        PS: If you ever want to try Scribd I have a referral link on my LinkTree which is attached to my Twitter profile. They let you sample the services and if you cancel before the trial ends you are not out of pocket if you find its not something you’d enjoy. I use them strictly for audiobooks but they also carry ebooks which I noticed you enjoy too. Its a borrowing service like a library and sometimes you can get blocked – I always suggest to new listeners/readers to sample the audios elsewhere and then listen to the full audio on Scribd to cut down on the quota limits.

        1. I think there are so many awesome ways to get audiobooks, but thankfully my library has a really good selection. I tend to listen to mostly backlist books and there’s never a shortage of those. If you like multi cast audiobooks (and science fiction) I HIGHLY reccommend Sleepinng Giants by Sylvain Neuvel.

          1. I definitely agree about how libraries are getting better selections. I had to find a way to supplement mine as some of the audios aren’t able to be purchased (due to that whole situation happening with publishers) or the fact I read a lot of UK authors and those are on Scribd without being able to be added to OverDrive libraries. It just depends on what I want to read any given month/week. I definitely am a fierce advocator for libraries and am thankful yours are happily providing all the stories you love.

            I do! Love SciFi that is – I never heard of this author so I’ll definitely be earmarking to explore what this is about and to see if I enjoy hearing the narrators!! Thanks for that!! If you know of any multi-casts for Fantasy I’m seeking those out for May as I co-host a month long event celebrating the genre. Top cheers!!

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