As I was preparing my traditional What I Read post for February, I realized that I did a few more bookish, fandom, and bloggish things that I want to talk about! Because I don’t just want to discuss books today, I’m going to be guiding you through what I wrote and watched this month, as well as some fun, in-real-life happenings.


February was a weird reading month because I feel like I didn’t read a lot, between school life and being busy on the weekends, but I managed to read X books! I tend to read less during the school year because I like not having to concentrate too much when I get to relax (hence a lot of Youtube and TV watching). I spent a lot of time reading for my English classes this month (2 books from my contemporary American lit class are included down below), and while I’m not including them on my list, I read Logicomix and Berlin: City of Stones Vol.1 for my graphic novels course.

If I don’t talk about the books below right now, it’s because you’ll find reviews for them in the next section.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden | 4.5/5 Stars

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith | 4/5 Stars

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | 4/5 Stars

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado | 4/5 Stars

Her Body and Other Parties is the second book I’ve read for my contemporary American lit class, and it was a book that was on my TBR radar before I found out it was on the syllabus!?! I’m still slightly in shock that I’m reading books published within the past year in SCHOOL (not-so-patiently waiting for my school to add a YA lit class). Anyways, I really enjoyed Her Body and Other Parties for its genre-bending short stories and focus on women. My favorites include “Inventory”, “Eight Bites”, and “The Resident” (all of which you can find online!).

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman | 5/5 Stars

After the Quake by Haruki Murakami | 4/5 Stars

My contemporary American literature class is focused on the short story cycle, and it’s been really interesting to read so many short stories. I’ve heard good things about Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, so I was excited to pick up this short story collection centering around the Kobe earthquake. When I’m reading for school, I often take the time to take notes as  I read, but I was so immersed in Murakami’s writing that I forgot to until I finished! My favorite stories were “ufo in kushiro” and “thailand”.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas | 5/5 Stars

My reread review of HoF will be coming next week, just know for now that I was very happy to be reunited with Manon & Abraxos.


Like my reading, I feel like I didn’t post as much as I have in the past six months, but I only had two weeks where I went back to my original schedule of only 3 posts a week. I’m really happy with February’s content.


The HYPE IS REAL: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Review That Time Forgot… Okay, It Was Me: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Before the Fae: Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight Reread Discussion

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Keeping Up With Fantasy: The Bear and the Nightingale & The Cruel Prince

I READ A SUMMER CONTEMPORARY IN FEBRUARY??? | This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

CAN THE THUNDERHEAD GIVE ME THE 3RD BOOK? | Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman


I’M CRAVING FANTASY & 100 BOOKS: What I Read in January 2018

Top Five Wednesday: Favorite YA Romance Novels


My Experience Seeing Dear Evan Hansen ft. the Amazon Bookstore

TBB Asks: All About Love & Fangirl Things Q&A

My Funko Pop Collection-February 2018


Reputation Book Tag



The Greatest Showman I’m about two months late to the party, but during the first weekend in February, my sister and I finally saw The Greatest Showman. In January, I saw so many people online completely raving about this musical-film inspired by P.T. Barnum (a sentence I thought I’d never write), and it was Zoë Sugg of Zoella and her vlogs that made me want to see the film. It’s safe to say that I absolutely loved The Greatest Showman, and I have been completely obsessed with the soundtrack. I run to “A Million Dreams” and “The Other Side” , guys. Besides the two songs that I just mentioned, I love “Never Enough”, “Rewrite the Stars”, “From Now On”, and “Tightrope”.

The Good Place – Almost every book blogger I follow on Twitter have raved about The Good Place. What really sold was me were all the mentions of PARKS & REC EASTER EGGS!

It was so much fun to be back in a Michael Schur show— HE CREATED Parks & Rec- and I just love how complex the storyline has become, not to mention the hilarious characters. As I’m writing this post, I’ve just started watching Ghosted again because you know, Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt is forever my fictional bf), WHO IS ACTUALLY IN SEASON ONE OF THE GOOD PLACE. I cannot wait for the third season to come out, and until then, I might need to watch another Michael Schur show (I’m thinking Brooklyn-Nine-Nine) or it’ll be time for another Parks and Rec rewatch.


The Belles Book Signing- During the second weekend in February, I went into New York City to spend the day with one of my best friends. We spent most of the day catching up and working on a film project of his-while writing will always be #1, my love for video has expanded this year with my film classes—and around 3:30, we decided to do something bookish and head to Books of Wonder for Dhonielle Clayton and Adam Silvera’s event for The Belles. Our first mistake was leaving about twenty minutes before the event, as the signing turned out to be the most crowded event I’ve been to. Our second “mistake” was continuing to take our time and then end up at the downtown Books of Wonder.The event was of course held at the uptown Books of Wonder location, so a few subway stops later we made it there. Luckily, we made it in time to hear Dhonielle and Adam answer questions from the audience and treat ourselves to some macaroons. I also convinced my friend to buy History Is All You Left Me, which is my favorite book of Adam’s, but unfortunately we didn’t say for the signing because there were about 70 people in front of us and I had a train to catch. However, I still had a great day in the city with my best friend and those macaroons were the perfect snack for the train ride home.

Being featured on Jacquelyn Middleton’s blog

Jacquelyn Middleton is the author of London Belongs to Me, one of my favorite NA reads, and London, Can You Meet. On her blog, Jacquelyn has been sharing so many bookstagram photos of her books and mine was featured in her post, “London Belongs… To You: Part Twelve“! I consider myself to be a VERY amateur bookstagrammer, so it was amazing to be featured along such amazing bookstagram accounts– I think one of my summer projects is going to be upping my Instagram game.

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I mentioned this in my Funko Pop Collection post, but on Valentine’s Day, I bought my blog domain! While I didn’t post until March, I created Fangirl Fury in February of 2017, and I feel so excited to own my domain a year later. You can now officially find me at Whether this is your 1st or 150th time reading a Fangirl Fury post, I want to thank you for supporting my spot on the Internet. Here’s to another exciting year of blogging, reading, and fangirling!

I really liked writing a true monthly wrap-up, and I can see myself expanding my “What I Read” posts to this format. Do you like monthly wrap-ups? What did you read or watch in February? Share in the comments!

I’M CRAVING FANTASY & 100 BOOKS: What I Read in January 2018


I’ve kicked off 2018 with reading 9 books in January, including 2 books that were REREADS and 1 that I was avoiding because of the hype BUT I LOVED AND IS NOW A FAVORITE OF 2018. IS A NEW YEAR, NEW ME A THING FOR THIS READER?

Sure, now calm down with the caps lock, please.

Now, I’ve set my Goodreads Reading Goal at 70 books, but my stretch reading goal that I’m hopeful about (and I’ve only told my bookish best friend IRL and my sister who probably had her headphones on about) is to read 100 books. I read 91 books in 2017 and while I can’t predict what the rest of my reading time in 2018 will look like, I think I might be able to pull it off. More often than not, I count what I’m reading in class towards my reading goal and this semester alone, I have to read a combination of 14 graphic novels and books.

While I read my fair share of contemporaries, I was really drawn to fantasy this month — I guess I’ve also fallen to the stereotype of winter being the perfect time for fantasy reads- and I plan on sticking to the genre in February!



The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan | 5/5 Stars

Review: Here

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (reread) | 5/5 Stars

This is evidence that I FINALLY started my Throne of Glass series reread in 2018 (thank you very much to the snowstorm that kept me home from work and motivated me to start reading ToG). I’m going to have a review-type post up in February for Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu | 4.5/5 Stars

Review: Here

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe | 4.5/5 Stars

I promised myself that I would be better in January about getting reviews up for the books I actually read during the month, but I guess a new year doesn’t totally mean a new me! For right now, just know that I really enjoyed The Librarian of Auschwitz for its unique story set during the Holocaust.

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances (ARC) | 4/5 Stars

Review: Here



Scythe by Neal Shusterman | 5/5 Stars

Here it is friends, my favorite book of the month and my first favorite of 2018: Scythe. I’m not going to go into too much detail right now because I have a extra-long review going up tomorrow!

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli | 4.5/5 Stars

Another review that will be up shortly, but The Upside Down of Unrequited is now my favorite Becky Albertalli book and after thinking about it more and more (it’s been coming up in my dreams, guys), I think I’ll be adding it to my favorites of 2018.



Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (reread) | 5/5 Stars 

THE AMOUNT OF CHAOL IN THIS BOOK HAS MY HEART SQUEALING. I think Crown of Midnight will forever be my favorite ToG book, depending on the level of Chaol-ness in Tower of Dawn (*sighs in shame that I haven’t read this book following one of my favorite characters yet*).

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz | 2.5/5 Stars

This is How You Lose Her was the first text I had to read for my Contemporary American Lit class (we’re reading short story collections this semester). I’ve been curious about Junot Díaz’s writing, since I’ve seen a lot of hype over The Brief Wondrous History of Oscar Wao. While I enjoyed analyzing Díaz’s various forms of language, I just wasn’t a fan of the characters that were interwoven into each story and I experienced a major disconnect from the main narrator. However, Junot Díaz actually came to my university this week to give a talk, so it was interesting to hear him talk about his work as my class was reading This Is How You Lose Her.


Have you read any of the books above? What did you read in January? Share in the comments!

What I Read & Wrote in December 2017

Happy New Year! December was such a lovely reading month because I was able to dedicate so much time to reading! Being on winter break comes with so many perks—spending time with family and friends, celebrating the holidays, Netflix binges, and of course reading plenty of books—I read 9 books in December. I am here to admit while I have been writing reviews for all of the books I read in December, I have not uploaded more than half of them so be on the look out for them in January! However, I’m really pleased with and proud of the content that I’ve posted on Fangirl Fury in December so I’ll also be including what I’ve written this month. Let the wrapping up commence!


 Solitaire by Alice Oseman | 2.5/5 Stars


Something Like Happy by Eva Woods | 5/5 Stars

Review to Come. I received a copy of Something Like Happy in October and finally had time to pick it up earlier in December, but why did I not pick it up sooner because I LOVED IT?!?!

 The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan| 4.5/5 Stars

Review to Come. GIVE ME ALL THE JENNY COLGAN BOOKS PLEASE! The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris was another fantastic Jenny Colgan read for me.

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Graynor and Heather Webb | 4/5 Stars


A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen (ARC)| 4.5/5 Stars

Review to come. A Taxonomy of Love was a really pleasant surprise for me, and I think this one is deservingly going to be the talk of the YA world in 2018.

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff | 4.5/5 Stars

Review: Here

London Belongs to Me by Jacqueline Woodson | 4/5 Stars

Review to come. I’ve seen London Belongs to Me float around Booktube for quite a while and I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed this book featuring London and fandom.

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella | 3.75/5 Stars

Review to come. Wedding Night isn’t my favorite Sophie Kinsella novel, but overall it was a fun, light-hearted read.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erica L. Sanchez | 5/5 StarsReview to come. Finished this one before midnight!



 Top Five Wednesday




What did you read in December? Share in the comments!

What I Read in November 2017

The last full month of this fall semester was super busy, so I’m happy to say that I read 7 books in November! I found myself extra-motivated to read this month because overall, I really enjoyed everything that I picked up. I loved being able to read during the week of Thanksgiving, and I can’t wait to devour as many books as possible over winter break. I still have to make my way through final papers and exams, but I’m hoping to fit in plenty of reading while I study– I may or may have brought back one or two too many books from home, oops!


Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | 5/5 Stars


A Short History of the Girl Next Door| 5/5 Stars


The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo | 4/5 Stars


Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson | 4/5 Stars

In Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn , after running into a long-ago friend, August’s mind transports herself back growing up in 1970s Brooklyn. The book is written in Woodson’s signature prose and is perfect for reading a book in one sitting. I really enjoyed the book’s flow and how August’s story came together in the end.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo | 4.25/5 Stars

Review: Here

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella | 4.5/5 Stars

Over Thanksgiving Break, I craved a book that I wouldn’t want to put down and could fly through, and a Sophie Kinsella book was the perfect answer. I’ll have a review for The Undomestic Goddess up next week!

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan| 5/5  Stars

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe was my least expected read of the month, but my favorite read of November! I didn’t plan on picking it up until my winter break, but I couldn’t putt off a British contemporary about baking any longer! My review will be up on the blog within the next two weeks.


I hope to read some festive books in December in honor of Christmas– I am so in love with my holiday-themed Fangirl Fury logo on my homepage –  and I plan on doing some 2017 wrap-up posts throughout the month!

What did you read in November? Share in the comments!

My Summer Reading Recap

From the beginning of June to the end of August, I read a total of 33 books! It was more than wonderful to read this many books over my summer break, as I really missed reading during last spring semester. I’m back at school now for the fall semester, and between all of the required reading I have to do for class, other homework, activities, LIFE, I know I’m going to be reading less- my goal for September is to at least read 2 BOOKS GUYS!

If I had to summarize my summer reading is one genre it would hands-down be contemporary! Even though I did read some fantasy and sci-fi, I really must be a summertime= contemporary reader! Listed below are going to be my favorite reads of the summer, and I’ll leave links to reviews if I have them for the book!


Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz | review: here

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia |review: here

Warcross by Marie Lu (ARC) | review to come

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han |review: here


The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord | mini review: here

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee | review: here


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (ARC) | review to come

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock | review: here

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley | review: here

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty | review: here

Honorable Mentions:

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | review: here

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel | review: here

Genuine Fraud by E.Lockhart (ARC) | review to come

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

What was your favorite read of the summer? Share in the comments!

Australia, Adult Books, & A Lot of Mysteries: What I Read in August 2017

August was an important reading month for me because I hit my reading goal of at least 58 books in 2017, meaning that I had read 200 books within three years. In August,over half of the books that I picked up were adult books, two took place in Australia (which was extremely cool because I rarely read books that take place there!), and a lot of the books that I read involved some sort of mystery (or mysteries in a few cases). I read 11 books in total, which I’m pretty happy about, considering that I’m back at school for the fall semester and I know that I won’t be reading as much as a did this summer (*major sigh). As always, if I have reviewed the book, I’m just going to include my star rating and a link to my review.


Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart (ARC) | 4/5 Stars

Genuine Fraud left me thinking throughout and after this mystery thriller told in reverse-chronological order from E. Lockhart. I’ll have a review coming closer to release date.

 One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid |4.25/5 Starsonetrueloves

Review: Here

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (ARC) | 5/5 Stars

I had been highlight anticipating Little Fires Everywhere since I read Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You in 2016, and Little Fires Everywhere exceeded my expectations. It was definitely one of my favorite books of 2017, and I’ll have a review to coming closer to release date.

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Review: Here

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock | 5/5 Stars

Review: Here

The Thing with Feathers (ARC) by McCall Hoyle | 3.5/5 Stars

I was highly anticipating The Thing With Feathers, as our main character, Emilie, has epilepsy and must adjust from being homeschooled to attending public school. I have a review coming for The Things with Feathers next week!

FullSizeRenderWords in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley | 4.75/ 5 Stars

Review: Here

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella | 4/5 Stars

You could always use a Sophie Kinsella book in your life. Her books are light and funny, and My Not So Perfect Life is no exception. While a tad unrealistic at times, Katie felt really down to earth, and I loved how much glamping played into this book. I’m happy to say that the romance in this book doesn’t overtake the story, however, the story does drag at the end just to have a solution to Alex and Katie’s relationship.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty | 4/5 Stars

I’ve been so excited to finally start watching the Big Little Lies HBO mini-series, but being the reader that I am, I knew I had to read the book before starting the show. I’ll be uploading a post soon about my Big Little Lies excitement, but just know this book took me by surprise and I’m still obsessed. I’ve also started watching the TV show, which is another growing obsession.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari | 4/5 Stars

I’m super proud of myself for adding Modern Romance because I finally listened to my first audiobook! I’m going to have post all about it soon.

Passing by Nella Larsen | 3.5/5 Stars

I flew through Passing for my English class this week, and I really enjoyed this classic focused on race. I’m a bit disappointed that I had to rush through this one (super thankful though that my edition was only eighty-two pages long) in order to do my first class assignment, but I’m excited about discussing this book more in class.

Even though I didn’t count it as read, I did DNF Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco this month. I began reading Stalking Jack the Ripper at the end of the July and by the end of the first in week in August, I decided that the book was just not for me. I really wanted to like this one because so many blogs that I follow love it! In short, I had no interest in our main protagonist, I often lost track of characters, and while the book has an exciting mystery premise, I found the plot extremely slow moving. If you’re interested, I go more into my Stalking Jack the Ripper feels here.

What I Read in July 2017

July was filled with days spent at the beach and by the pool with a book in hand, of course! Having read 12 books, I’ll be keeping my thoughts on each read short and sweet, especially if I’ve already reviewed the book on the blog.


Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay // My Rating:4/5 Stars


Fun Fact: There’s a film adaptation of Sarah’s Key, which I watched this month and also really enjoyed!

Dear Evan Hansen by Steven Levenson // My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Review: here

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord// 4/5 Stars

Review: here

Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (ARC) // 2/5 stars

I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Just Friends, but unfortunately, I did not enjoy this friends-turned-romance story. I wasn’t a fan of the writing style and characters (two major components of a novel), and while I don’t mind books with predictable plots, I just couldn’t get into this one.

The Mothers by Brit Bennett // My Rating: 4.25/5 Stars

The Mothers isn’t a heavy plot-set book, but it was one that I really enjoyed. We grow up with these three main characters who’s past and secrets come to life as they get older. The Mothers reminded me of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, another diverse read that I loved in 2016.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo // 4/5 Stars

Review: here

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab // 4/5 Stars

The third and final book in the Shades of Magic trilogy, I took my time reading A Conjuring of Light, since I didn’t just to rush through. These books also have slow, world-building starts that doesn’t necessarily call for fast-paced reading. However, once I hit the 300-page mark (ACOL is over 600 pages long), I felt myself immersed in this story. I really loved how this series wrapped up, ACOL now being my favorite Shades of Magic novel.

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index  by Julie Israel //4/5 Stars

Review: here

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins // 4/5 Stars

I have a review for Summer Days and Summer Nights on the way, but for right now, I will say that I loved this summer-filled read, especially the stories from Leigh Bardugo and Stephanie Perkins.

Update: review here 

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath // 4/5 Stars

A classic book that I really enjoyed and didn’t read in an English class, whatttt?? I was absolutely enchanted with the writing style and story set in The Bell Jar, and a week after reading, I still find myself thinking about Esther’s story and how parallel it is to Sylvia Plath’s own life.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee // 4.75/5 Stars

Another review coming soon, but just know that I lovveeeeddddd Tash Hearts Tolstoy and it deserves all the hype, especially for its diversity!

Update: review here

How to Be Bad by Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, and E.Lockhart // 3/5 Stars

I read a lot of Lauren Myracle and Sarh Mlynowki’s books growing up, and I love E.Lockharts books, so I figured I enjoy How to Be Bad. If you’re looking for a light, summertime and throwback read (HoBB was published in 2008), look no further, Waffle House and a road trip included.