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February 2019 Book Wrap Up

Today I’m sharing a wrap up of the books I finished reading the month of February 2019.

February 2019 was not that great in the reading department compared to last month. Although, I still ahead of schedule for my 2019 reading challenge of finishing 30 books. For February I only get to read two books out of the goal of at least three. But, I was able to devour two of the best reads ever so I can’t complain that much. Anyway, let’s begin with the recap for the month of February!



February 2019 Books Read

Again for February 2019, I read two books. The books I read this month were both tragic. One non-fiction which depicts that hard life behind North Korean Labor Camps and the other a fiction book of two lovers finding love in the middle of their own battle with cancer.

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

I have an amazing story behind this book. I was on a usual stroll at National Book Store after work when this book caught my attention.

1. It’s a New York Times Bestseller
2. It was based on a true story of a real defector from North Korea
3. It has 4 out of 5 stars rating on Goodreads

Saw the price tag as Php 525 so I got hesitant at first but there was a red circle/mark at the back which indicates na SALE siya.

True enough after i-punch ni Ate sa cashier, Php 74.50 na lang yung book! It was 90% off. What a steal!

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden introduces the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk - the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape. Dong-Hyuk’s journey is unbelievable. I found myself asking how he was able to endure such harsh condition growing up. His chronicles of Dong-Hyuk’s escape was breathtaking. I was moved and can’t help but turn to a new page just to get to know what happens next. I have nothing but praise to how Harden was able to share Shin Dong-hyuk’s story.



The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars is a fictional story of Hazel Grace, whom despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, has never been terminal. One day during a cancer support group she met Augustus Waters, and their story of love begins. I include this book to the reading experience I had with Me Before You and Love, Rosie.

It made me smile, it made me laugh, and then it made me cry. The hopeless romantic in me was deeply “kilig” reading the book. This book changed is a far different reading experience from what I had with Paper Towns. 

That’s it for my book wrap up for February 2019.

Same as last month  I won’t be giving away what I will be reading for next month from the previous book wrap ups I do. I am not giving myself a fixed titles to read for the coming month and basically just read whatever book I want to read. This way, no pressure on me to read what I have mentioned I will be reading.

That’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed this new format for the book wrap up.

What book have you read this February 2019?

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