Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #31



  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan
  • The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
  • Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
  • Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton


  • The Mysterious Case of the Missing Tuk-Tuk by Zach Brodsky
  • The Troubling Case of the Stolen Shoes by Zach Brodsky
  • The Bizarre Case of the Suicide Killer by Zach Brodsky
  • Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung
  • The Heights by Louise Candlish
  • The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • In A Cottage In A Wood by Cass Green
  • The Killer Inside by Cass Green


  • Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  • Journey Beyond Selene by Jeffrey Kluger

Hi, everyone. This is a bit late, but better late than never! February was kind of a busy month for me personally as my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary by travelling to Thailand, as you may have already seen in my previous blog posts. We also watched a basketball game the weekend after we came back from Thailand. Aside from that, we met with my aunts and cousins as it’s the first time they came back to the Philippines since the pandemic broke out in 2020. But I am still happy that I was able to read a couple of books despite the busy schedule.

The first book that I finished this month was The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. This is our book club’s BOTM for the month of January and I was able to finish it just in time for the discussion. This has been sitting on my TBR for years, and I was so excited to read it only to be disappointed. It wasn’t the worst book ever, but I guess I had high expectations of it and then it turned out to be just an okay book. It dragged a bit and I just wanted it to be over. I rated it 3 stars because of the twist after twist after twist at the end.

The second book I read was The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan. I bought a copy of this some time last year because it really piqued my interest and I was not wrong! I had such a fun reading experience and found myself really engrossed in the story. It was a page-turner and I couldn’t stop reading it because I wanted to find out what really happened. This was a 4-star read for me.

The third book I read was short poem book by Ocean Vuong, Time is a Mother. I rated it two stars because I felt disconnected throughout the book. I tried listening to the audiobook as well just to see if it would help make me feel connected to the prose, but it just wasn’t for me, I guess.

After a while, I was also able to squeeze in The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston. I’ve been eyeing this one since it was released last year and I’m so happy that I finally read it. I was contemplating on getting a copy because it’s way too expensive compared to the secondhand books I usually buy, but I’m so glad I did because it was so worth it. I loved every bit about this book! It’s so cute and fluffy and just radiates the kind of hope that I need. I gave it a 5 out of 5 stars.

The last book I finished in February was Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton. This was such an easy read for a memoir. It was fun and I had one of the best reading experiences ever. It was as if I was reminiscing my childhood with Tom. I loved the parts where he talked about shooting the films and some of his personal issues. The way he narrated the audiobook was amazing too! I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

How did February go for you? What are you looking forward to reading next month?


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