F/F Feb was great. I say this minutes after oversharing on twitter how it made me feel to only read about wlw for one full month, so while I’m still feeling a little vulnerable from it I thought it was a great time to finally write this tag and wrap-up.
All the books I read
💕 Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger / ★★★★★
💕 Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu / ★★★✩✩
💕 Learning Curves by Ceillie Simkiss / ★★★✩✩
💞 That Could be Enough by Alyssa Cole / ★★★✩✩
💞 Swelter by Jules Kelley / ★★★★✩
💕 A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine / ★★★★.75✩
F/F Feb book tag
MILLIE QUINT: How many did you read?
I read 15 books total.
DOMINO SWIFT: How successful were you in only reading f/f?
If we’re talking books, 100% successful! I did however read m/m fanfiction (but also f/f ones!). I also didn’t continue my reread of tgcf although I had thought I would continue for sure, so I’m proud of myself.
AYLA: Did you set yourself a tbr and did you complete it?
I had 12 books total on my original TBR. Of those I read 7, DNF’d 1, didn’t read / didn’t finish reading yet 4, and I read 8 more that weren’t there in the first place. So uh, I know it doesn’t sound like a success but I’m very bad at sticking to TBRs so I’m actually pretty happy with what I did.
LIKOTSI: How many challenges did you complete?
I didn’t really look at the challenges while I was reading, but looking at them now I see that I completed 7/9.
AUDRE: Which was your favourite read and why?
By far Steel Crow Saga. It’s a book I can already confidently put in my top 5 favorites of the year and I now count among my most favorite books of all times. It was a book that incorporated so many things I love about fantasy, paired with romantic tropes I adore and an almost all queer cast. I started rereading it right away after finishing it (with a physical copy, while my first read was in audio) and I’m rereading it slowly but I love every second of it.
XIULAN: Which was your favourite ship and why?
Lin Wanyue/Li Xian from Female General and Eldest Princess. They went through so much and because of how long Chinese webnovels usually are I got to spend 167+15 (!!!!) chapters with them, and there’s also starting to be a lot of fanart of them on twitter. Also their romantic story was wrapped up in such a satisfying way (again, this is something very typical of Chinese webnovels) that western novels tend not to do.
MUNA: Did you read any new authors? Who was your favourite?
They were all new authors to me besides Alyssa Cole! My favorite was maybe Paul Krueger because now I want to read everything else he writes.
ROSA SANTOS: A book you were recommended and loved.
A Memory Called Empire wasn’t even on my TBR for this month but my friend Acqua’s review made me reach for it when I realized I had already finished all my planned audiobooks. And I loved it!
LEI: A book that was on your tbr for a while.
Learning Curves was on my TBR ever since I learned one of the MCs had ADHD, but I still hadn’t found a chance to read it and I’m glad I did.
EVELYN HUGO: A book which you didn’t like as much as you expected to.
In the Vanishers’ Palace. I’m not sure I expected to love it, because there’s something about B&tB retellings that makes me wary even before starting them, but I was expecting to at least like it and give it 3 stars. The truth is I just didn’t care about the whole book.
GOLDIE VANCE: Are there any books you wish you’d read but didn’t have time?
Of my original TBR I wish I’d read Sunstone (vol. 3) because I really like the characters. I didn’t exactly have no time for it but it was the only thing that wasn’t in my owned TBR and the ebook is a bit expensive so I thought maybe I can wait for a sale.
BARU CORMORANT: A book which wrecked you.
I have to mention Female General and Eldest Princess again because there were so many heartbreaking moments, alternating with absolutely adorable ones, and then more heartbreak. Fortunately the ending fixed most things and as I already said it was satisfying in a way western novels rarely do, but it also was wrecking in its own way (only the last chapter was able to somewhat fix it, and although the author said it’s not supposed to be seen as canon because it falls into fantasy, I chose to believe it is).
This officially concludes my FFFeb experience, and it was an amazing one. I hope something similar comes up again because I will 100% do it!