February 2023 Reading Recap

The shortest month of the year has come and gone in the flash of an eye. Somehow it also turned into a really good reading month for me though, so I cannot complain! 

This month, I ended up reading 7 books, which was more than I expected, so go me! 

We also FINALLY got a resolution to the HarperCollins Strike this month, so I have a lot of fantastic HC books I’ve read over the last three months that I cannot wait to review and talk about here!

Here’s everything I read in February:

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ARC Review: A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn

A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn
A Sinister Revenge
Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: March 7, 2023
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #8
Links: Amazon Barnes & NobleGoodreadsStoryGraph
Rating: 5 Stars


CW: murder; death; violence; infidelity

I was so giddy reading A Sinister Revenge – and I’m still giddy thinking about this book. I read this whole book with a smile as it was everything I wanted and more, especially after everything that happened in An Impossible Impostor. Deanna Raybourn seamlessly blends the humor, wit, and emotions you’ve come to know yet makes it feel new and exciting in the eighth installment of the Veronica Speedwell series

This book gives over major A Dangerous Collaboration vibes. That book just happens to be one of my favorites in the Veronica Speedwell series, so I knew early on that I would be a fan of A Sinister Revenge, and I was not wrong. I was seriously smitten with this book within the first chapter. What is not to love as we have some delicious tension between Veronica and Stoker, time with my favorite Templeton-Vane brother and DINOSAURS?

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January 2023 Reading Recap

Goodbye and good riddance to January! 

2023 got off to a bit of a rocky start for me. I had a lot of travel and then got COVID for the second time in 4 months, which took me down for a week at the WORST possible time. So thank god that January is in the rearview window.

I am happy I managed to finish 5 books given everything that was going on. I also was a major mood reader and was reading at least 6 books at the same time by the end of the month.

Here’s what I read this January:

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November 2022 Reading Recap

November feels like it was gone in a blink of an eye. Spending two weeks in Europe definitely helped this month fly by for me. It also meant I was too busy to be doing much reading! Who wants to read when you can the Scottish Highlands and visit Vienna’s Christmas markets? Not me, that’s for sure!

Thanks to my trip to Europe, I only ended up reading 3 books this month – and I’m okay with that! I’m a bit behind on my goal of reading 100 books in 2022, but hoping I can make up for that in December!

Anyways, here are the books I read this month:

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February 2022 Reading Recap

Got to be honest, I feel really weird posting regular content right now given the state of the world. Russia’s invasion and attack on Ukraine is hitting me hard. You might have noticed a bit of a lull in content recently, and it’s because I just have not had the brain space to devote to reading or reviews.

The last week has been incredibly hard for me mentally so I’ve been giving myself the space to rest and refresh, even if that means putting things I enjoy on the backburner.

I’m not going away, but posts might be a little bit sporadic. I’m hoping to get at least one review up this week, but make no promises.

Anyways, let’s get to my February recap. I definitely slowed down on my reading in the last week of the month, but I still had a pretty successful month reading 8 books. Quite impressive considering I read two 800+ page books.

Here’s the books I read:

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ARC Review: An Impossible Impostor by Deanna Raybourn

An Impossible Impostor by Deanna Raybourn
An Impossible Impostor
Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: February 15, 2022
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #7
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4 Stars


Starting a new Veronica Speedwell book is like being welcomed with a warm hug from an old friend or family member. It’s so comforting and soothing to be spending time with Veronica and Stoker again and getting wrapped up in their latest unexpected mystery and adventure. 

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Top Reads of 2021

I’ve been procrastinating on writing this post for days now as I truly hate picking favorites, especially when it comes to the books I read.

2021 was a great reading year and I truly read so many books that I adored. However, I do think one book stands out in my mind as being my top favorite this year. I accidentally added it twice to my list while I was pulling this together so I take that as a sign that it deserves special recognition.

With the exception of the first book on this list, the rest of the list is in no particular order. 

Most, if not all, of these books were 5-star reads, but not all of my 5 star reads made it onto my favorites. I was pulling this list together I was thinking of the books that stuck with me the most and that I tend to recommend frequently as must-reads. If you follow me on Instagram, I don’t think any of these will come as a major shock.

Okay, enough babbling! Here’s my top 10 reads of 2021:

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November 2021 TBR

October was a bit of a lackluster reading month for me, but I’m hoping I can make up for it in November, especially I’m not traveling for Thanksgiving. I’m also so close to hitting my reading goal for the year so let’s see if we can hit it in November!

I feel like I’ll continue to be a bit of a moody reader this month, but a lot of these books fit with the current reading mood. Here’s what’s on my to be read list:

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