February Wrap up ♡ Lots of children’s books + the nonsense of counting the books you’ve read

In January, I decided to publish my wrap up as a podcast but with grad school, work and everything, I prefer writing a post today to share my February wrap up with you. I will simply give you a list of the books I have read with a star rating and possibly a link to my Goodreads review if I have written one (note that some of my favorite books will also be reviewed on the blog, sometimes in much more details!). I will put all of these books into several categories so feel free to pick the one that resonates with you. As a French woman, I definitely read books in French and have decided to put these first. If you are just not interested in French books, you can naturally skip that part of the post. Ready? Let’s get started!

A disclaimer about how ridiculous it is to focus on numbers: I know I will get asked, and Goodreads counts for me: last month, I have read 18 books, 9 of them being picture books. As you know, I am just not focused on numbers when it comes to reading as to me, it must remain a way to unwind and not one more reason to stress out. That is why I judge important to be transparent and tell you that obviously, when I say that I read 18 books, I count picture books and smaller books. Moreover, I am a grad student specialized in children’s literature and a librarian so obviously, I get to read more than those of you who are working in fields other than literature ; that is just fine. My goal with that post is to give you some inspiration for your TBR, not to put any stress on your shoulders. With that being said, let’s have a look at the wrap up!

Books written in French


  • Le Grand Livre du Parfum, Le Collectif Nez. ☆☆☆☆☆ (documentary about perfume)
  • L’ogre, Le Loup, La Petite Fille Et Le Gâteau, Philippe Corentin. ☆☆☆☆ (funny picture book)
  • Le chien-chien à sa mémère, Clothilde Delacroix. ☆☆☆☆ (picture book about love)
  • Citron, fraise et chocolat, Kochka. ☆☆☆☆ (picture book about death)
  • Y a-t-il une erreur qu’ils n’ont pas commise ?, Christian Perronne. ☆☆☆(book about the pandemic)
  • La Méthode Delavier: Musculation exercices et programmes pour s’entraîner chez soi, Frédéric Delavier. ☆☆☆☆☆ (book about working out and how the body works)
  • Une histoire de Chocolat.☆☆☆ (cute picture book)
  • Confettis ☆☆☆ (funny picture book)
  • Si je fusse une grenouille ☆☆☆ (funny picture book)
  • La vérité sur le chat botté ☆☆☆ (funny picture book)
  • Émeline et le chemin de mémoire ☆☆☆☆☆ (historical Middle Grade)

Middle Grades


Picture Books in English


  • The Wolves in the Walls, Neil Gaiman. ☆☆☆☆☆

Classics


  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. ☆☆☆☆☆ (new all-time favorite!)
  • The Arabian Nights. ☆☆☆☆
  • Great Expectations, Charles Dickens. ☆☆☆

Contemporary literature


I really hope that you enjoy that format, which is totally new to me. I you have any recommendation, feel free to share them with me in the comments, I will be sure to take them into account. Moreover, know that some of you follow me on Goodreads and that such a post can possibly feel redundant. However, I know that lots of you do not use Goodreads and actually, there are lots of books that I reads that are just not present on Goodreads. Thus, I think such a post is better to give yo an idea of a true month of reading for me.

If there are two books ou want to read from this month’s list, please try Crime and Punishment and Convenience Store Woman. The first one is 800+ pages, but the second one is less than 200 pages, so maybe you could have a curious look at it. In any case, I wish you all the best of days, enjoy!

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