Thursday, March 01, 2012

Books Read in February

February was a little longer than usual this year, but it still seemed to go by quickly.  I am quite happy to say good-bye to February, since we had a lot of illness in our house and a good dose of cabin fever, despite the good weather!  Lately, I have felt like books have saved my sanity, providing an escape into other worlds when my own world seems too exhausting, chaotic, and overwhelming.

So, despite its many lows, February was a great reading month for me!  I read:
  • The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore, a teen audio novel
  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos, a novel read for one of my book groups
  • The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin, a teen novel
  • Breathless by Dean Koontz, a mystical, magical novel
  • The Whisper by Emma Clayton, a middle-grade sci fi sequel
  • Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian, a World War II novel read for my other book group
It was an all-fiction month, and I enjoyed all of these novels.  I finished one audio and enjoyed a nice mix of 3 kids/teen books and 3 adult novels.  I think my favorite was the one I just finished last night, Skeletons at the Feast, though Breathless was a close second.  And it looks like I am falling behind on my reviews, so I will try to post some soon.

As for my 2012 Reading Challenges, I added 4 new states and 2 new countries to my Where Are You Reading 2012 Challenge - Colorado, Idaho (ooh, good one!), New York, Tennessee, England (London), and Germany.  I added one dystopian novel - The Whisper - for a total of 2 so far for my Dystopian Challenge.  For my 12 in 2012 Challenge, I read two books from my TBR shelf, both recommended by my husband:  The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love and Breathless.  I still haven't read any memoirs yet this year, so I will try to fit one in this month.

What were your favorite books read in February?


  1. I loved Breathless too. My favorite book this month was a historical romance, Mistress of Rome.

  2. I haven't heard of that one yet, Tanya! Glad you enjoyed Breathless, too.


  3. You had a great month Sue. I've only read the Bohjalian book from your list -- liked it though. Have a great March.