February Book Haul

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For my birthday last month, I received a gift card to Barnes & Noble. It didn’t take me long to pick out a few books! I feel like I chose a decent amount of romantic ones, so this haul is perfect for February (you know, with Valentine’s Day and all)!

In this post, I’m going to include links to each book’s page on Goodreads (feel free to follow me on Goodreads too) in case you want to read an in-depth summary. Also, before we get into this post, I wanted to let you all know that I was featured on Rachel’s blog, Another Station, Another Mile, as the blogger of the month! Go on over to her post and read my answers to her questions! Her blog has a variety of content that includes books, travel, conservation, music, etc., so I’d recommend checking out her other posts as well!

Also, I would like to give a shout out to Rebecca, because I believe I discovered the first three books from her blog, Bookishly Rebecca. I definitely recall hearing about Emma Mills’ novels through her posts, and I’m excited to finally read one! She has plenty of wonderful, book-themed posts if you’re looking for more book ideas!

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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This book is about a woman named Stella Lane who is successful in her career but has failed to spark a love life. She’s inexperienced when it comes to anything romantic, so she hires an escort to teach her everything she needs to know about dating and sex. Based on the summary, it looks like this leads to some romance between Stella and the escort!

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

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This book follows a high schooler named Sloane who has recently moved from New York to Florida. She unexpectedly befriends twins Gabe and Vera. When a painting is stolen from the twins’ mother, Sloane decides to track it down. This seems like a fun, adventurous young-adult novel, and I’m excited to give it a read!

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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This novel is about two coworkers who hate each other-or maybe not? They have different personalities when it comes to work that drives each other crazy (Joshua’s more serious and meticulous, while Lucy is more enthusiastic and quirky), and now they’re both up and fighting for the same promotion. I feel like I’ve never been a huge fan of hate-to-love relationships, but this seems like it’ll be a fun read!

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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You’ve likely seen Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” book around, as I remember seeing it everywhere! I’ve wanted to read this book for a while, and I browsed through the poems as soon as the package came in the mail. While it was a good collection, I feel like it was a little overhyped. I still loved it, but I wasn’t obsessed with it. Maybe it’s just because I didn’t connect to some of the poems with what’s in my life now, who knows. There was a handful of poems that really resonated with me though!

Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver

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Sadly, I discovered Mary Oliver’s poems after she passed away a few weeks ago. She writes about nature and living a simple but caring life. I love nature, and I love how she uses it to show how we should be living life with more of a giving and carefree attitude based on animals and plants and such. I thought “Why I Wake Early” would be a good starting point into her poems, and I’m eager to read it!

What books have you been reading lately?

7 thoughts on “February Book Haul

  1. I’ve been reading Lang Leav’s poetry books, particularly “A Sea of Strangers”. I’m also reading her novel, “Sad Girls”. My sister gifted me a poetry book called “7,300 Days” for my 20th birthday, so I’ve made my way through most of that too!

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  2. Cool selection of books Melissa!! I’d have to say Milk and Honey has the coolest cover for me but it’s a bit disappointing that you were a little too overhyped 😂😂 better the other way around! I think I’d be most interested in reading the Kiss Quotient! I feel like the Hating Game would be a stressful read for some reason LOL because it’s now a competition. 😂 Nice selection of books!!

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    • Milk and Honey does have a nice cover! And yes, it’s better for something to surprise you in a positive way, but oh well. I think I just didn’t relate to some of the topics as much, which is more important with the style of poetry she has where it’s basically sentences split apart into poetry. I’m looking forward to reading the Kiss Quotient! Hopefully the Hating Game won’t be too stressful and there’s some sort of happy ending lol. Thanks for reading! ☺️

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