Thursday, March 22, 2018

Books Read in February

I skipped my movie and TV reviews this week after a mini vacation so that I could catch up on book reviews and post my February summary before the very end of the month - I'm making progress!

February was a short month but an excellent reading month. Here's what I finished last month:
  • Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala (D.C.) - adult novel - reviewed for Shelf Awareness (I will post the review here when it is published)
  • The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Australia) - YA novel on audio
  • The Fold by Peter Clines (CA) - adult sci fi novel

  • Maurice by E.M. Forster (UK) - classic novel
  • The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi - middle-grade graphic novel

Eight books in all is a very good month for me, especially for a short month! I read one nonfiction book and seven novels, in a wide variety of genres, and an excellent variety: 1 YA, 2 middle-grade, 2 graphic novels, 5 adult books, 1 classic, and 2 books on audio. I enjoyed all of them very much. It's hard to compare them and choose a favorite when they are all so different! I guess A Piece of the World is the winner (if I must choose just one), but I would recommend them all.

Progress in 2018 Reading Challenges:
This is my favorite part of my monthly summary - updating my Reading Challenges! I added 3 books from my own shelves for my Mount TBR Reading Challenge. For the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge, February was A One-Word Title, so Maurice by E.M. Forster fit well. That also counts in the same category (one-word title) for the Back to the Classics Challenge. For my new 2018 Badass Books Challenge, I added A Book That Will Make You Smarter (Killers of the Flower Moon), and A Book Based on a True Story (A Piece of the World)I added Australia and another UK for my Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge. For my 2018 Literary Escapes Challenge, I added four new states - DC, OK, PA, and ME.
Finally, Bookish Bingo hosted by Chapter Break - not really a challenge per se, but a fun game that I play each month. I filled in 17 squares in February:

Spaces filled in:
Speak No Evil - free book, detective/police, forbidden love
The Lines We Cross - audio book
The Fold - new to you author, shelf love, travel in time/space
A Piece of the World - actual famous person
Killers of the Flower Moon - nonfiction
Swing It, Sunny! - made you laugh, less than 400 pages
Maurice - library book, one-word title
The Dam Keeper - read a physical book, in a series, start a series
Free Space
What was your favorite book read in February?   


  1. You're doing well on your challenges and reading in general; it always feels good to me to have a month where I've enjoyed the books and fit in a bunch of different genres. I need to pay attention to that more.

    1. Yes, same with me! I like a nice variety, too.

  2. Good job on the 17 squares! Thanks for linking up!