To Be Read: February 2023

I haven’t posted my January wrap-up yet (coming Feb 3rd) but just know I had an incredible reading month, shockingly so. Which means I feel confident to actually set myself higher reading targets for each month. 

In February I’ve tasked myself with three definite reads and then I’ll just see where the month takes me. I have one ARC to read, which I’m getting done early so I can stay ahead of myself. Look at me with my good organisation, I already have the entire month of posts planned. Which is very impressive if you ask me. 

I’m also planning to do my first re-read in February which I’m quite excited about. 

Your Dream For Me by Alison Schaffir

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This book looks very interesting and I love anything to do with a theatre setting. I was a musical theatre kid and this kind of books make me very happy. 

When I looked on Goodreads for the synopsis I did notice it doesn’t have a great average rating, but I’m excited about it nonetheless. I’ve really been into contemporary reads lately. Also, at the time of writing this post, I had not thought about starting this, but I got through my current read quicker than expected so I started reading this. I don’t think I’ll finish it by the end of today though so it still counts, right?

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Scarlett, unlike her theatrically gifted parents, is not one to spend time near a spotlight. Scarlett dreams of becoming a renowned fashion designer, where she can flex her creative talents away from a crowd. So it’s no surprise when she sneaks into her school’s costume shop to explore the racks. Unexpected, however, is coming face-to-face with Nathaniel Wilder, a talented theatre student who piques a new interest.

With fashion still as her main priority, Scarlett vows to learn how to make a 50s-inspired dress for her best friend, Macie. After all, she needs a strong portfolio of work to help her get into her dream school, the Fashion Institute of Technology. The one problem? She has no idea how to operate a sewing machine. Thanks to Nathaniel’s encouragement, Scarlett decides to shadow the school’s drama teacher to practice her skills, hoping to fuse her passion for fashion with theatre…and be closer to him for the spring play.

Scarlett’s designs are unfolding, but a distressing event involving Macie shakes everyone in Scarlett’s world—causing their friendship to falter and Nathaniel to unexpectedly pull away. With building stressors threatening the rest of the year, including a rival who wants to tarnish Scarlett’s reputation, Scarlett must rely on her determined spirit and newfound sewing skills to keep her fashion dreams—and her most important relationships—from unravelling.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

I’m finally going to re-read this series and I am so flipping excited about it. Back in the day I gave this five stars, which looking back is definitely very generous, but let’s wait and see what I think of it second time around. I may end up disliking the series, who knows?

Synopsis: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg.

She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the centre of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

I have been having such a craving to re-watch the show lately that I absolutely need to read this book soon. When scrolling through Audible I saw that the audiobook is narrated by Lola Tung, who plays Belly in the show and that sounds really good. So I’ve gone for the audiobook version. 

This will be my first Jenny Han book after a failed attempt at reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. 

Synopsis: Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

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