Monday, February 28, 2011

February Reading Wrap Up

Well the shortest month of the year is all but behind us, leaving behind loads of snow and extra time for reading for me.  I seemed to be able to focus better month, and read a few more books as a result.  Here's what my month looked like:
  1. Silverlicious; Victoria Kann - 5/5 (review copy)
  2. The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears; Dinaw Mengestu - 4.5/5 (audio) (library)
  3. Matterhorn; Karl Marlantes - 4.5/5 (audio) (library)
  4. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter; Tom Franklin - 4.5/5 (review copy)
  5. A Northern Light; Jennifer Donnelly - 5/5 (audio)
  6. Children Make Terrible Pets; Peter Brown - 4/5 (library)
  7. The Memory Palace; Mira Bartok - 4.5/5 (review copy)
  8. Of Mice and Men; John Steinbeck - 5/5 
  9. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day ; Winifred Watson - 4.5/5 (audio) (library)
  10. Ethan Frome; Edith Wharton - 3.5/5 (eBook)
  11. The Red Garden; Alice Hoffman - 4/5 (Library) 
  12. Caribou Island; David Vann - 4/5 (audio and review copy) 
  13. Sing You Home; Jodi Picoult - 5/5 (review copy)
February Stats
  • Favorite Fiction Book - Of Mice and Men; John Steinbeck and Sing You Home; Jodi Picoult
  • Favorite Non Fiction Book - The Memory Palace; Mira Bartok
  • Favorite Audio Book - A Northern Light; Jennifer Donnelly
  • New authors - 8/13 -   YTD - 15/23
  • Review Books - 4/13- YTD - 8/23
  • 5 star books - 4/13 -    YTD - 6/23
  • 4 star books - 8/13 -    YTD - 15/23
  • 3 star books - 1/13 -    YTD - 2/23
Challenge Progress
  • 100+ Reading Challenge - 23/100
  • Reading From My Shelves Project - 10/50
  • Audio Book Challenge - 8/20
  • eBook Challenge - 2/20
  • Prepare to Be Shocked (Books Purchased and Cost in 2011) - 8 books - $72.10
Did you have a good February in books?


  1. I'm impressed by how many books you read/listened to this month, and that you enjoyed very much most of them.

    It can't be the end of February already, is it? Even though this month has seemed to go by so slowly, it still seems a bit much that already we are two months gone in the new year!

    I like your total money spent too on books. My husband would like to see me achieve that total too! lol

  2. It looks like you had a great month in reading :) I love Jennifer Donnelly's books especially Revolution. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is on my TBR. I want to read it soon.
    Happy Reading!

  3. I like the Watson book you have read. I tried to get it here as it has got such positive reviews. Still looking for this.

    February was a good month for me.

  4. Wow, you have been so productive! I am really frighted to think about my book purchases, but it would be a really good idea. I'm listening to Miss Pettigrew right now -- I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

  5. I like the way you listed your favorites in your wrap-up...something I need to remember to do, along with challenge updates! LOL

    Good month! Hope March is a great one for you, too.

  6. Wow, I don't know where this month went but it sure went quick. Hopefully you're going to see some signs of spring soon. Happy reading in March!

  7. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is one of those ones staring me from the shelves... one of these days I'll get to it

  8. Yes, the wrap-up post. Let's me see at first glance which posts I have missed. Thanks! Great month, as usual.

  9. You did so well reading twelve books this month. I haven't worked mine out yet, but I don't think I managed twelve!

  10. I think we might have done twelve chapters!

  11. You got a lot more read than I did, that's for sure! I am also glad that you enjoyed most of them!

  12. Thanks for this post, its always good to have a catch-up. What an interesting array of books, Of Mice And Men is one of my favourites as well. A bit of a hit and miss month for me as I only really, really enjoyed one of the 10 or so books I read - Storm Front by Jim Butcher was great.

  13. February was a good month for you! bot my January and February have been slow but I am hoping things pick up in March. I also think it is very brave of you to keep track of how much you spend on books!

  14. Wow, busy reading. You had some great reads this month (how is it almost March?). I look forward to seeing what March brings.

  15. Very impressive month! I did okay, read more review books than anything. i want to start focusing on books on my own shelves this month and next.

    take care,

  16. Wow, you read some really great books this month, didn't you? I see several on your list that I've been hearing wonderful things about, like Matterhorn and The Memory Palace. Sounds like an excellent reading month.

    I still need to put my February summary together. March starts tomorrow!


  17. February was not a good reading month for me but looking forward to getting back on track in March.

    You did great!

  18. You had a great month! At least all that snow meant more reading time! My dearest wish is to have a huge snowstorm so that I can sit at home and read. Of course, I know I don't get your sympathies for wishing for more snow, lol! Hope you have a great March too!!

  19. As usual, your reading leaves me in awe. How do you do it?

  20. You've been busy! I really want to get my hands on Matterhorn.

  21. Wow you did great this month and you are making some great progress on your challenges as well!

  22. The only book on that list I have read is Of Mice and Men. Ironically from my favorite author.

  23. Looks like you had a great month of reading with most of your books receiving a great rating. I like it when that happens :)

  24. Congratulations on a very productive reading month!

  25. Your Feb was off-the-hook!!! I like how you broke down your stats!!


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