It's crazy how I feel like I did a lot of reading in February, but my numbers are lower than the previous month. Then again, a lot of other things have been going on, both IRL and in my blogging schedule.
I started participating in two new weekly/monthly bookish memes, and I also somehow managed to finalize and prepare several posts for publishing in the coming weeks. I feel I've been quite productive.
Hot Pursuit by Lynn Raye Harris
Running Blind by Cindy Gerard
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap -- anthology
Death Marked by Leah Cypess
The Green-Eyed Doll by Jerrie Alexander
Wolf Trouble by Paige Tyler
Stars Above (anthology) by Marissa Meyer
Books Dropped/Put On Hold
None this month. :D
The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Behind the Red Doors -- anthology
February Reading Stats
Total works read: 9
Average rating: 3.51 Stars
Highest Rated: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer // 4.6 Stars*
-- The Princess and the Guard / Something Old, Something New // 5.0 Stars
Lowest Rated: Death Marked by Leah Cypess // 2.0 Stars
*I only read five of the nine short stories in Stars Above collection because I had already read four of them prior to its publication. If we want to split hairs, Carswell's Guide to Being Lucky got a 5.0 Star rating as well, but I read that in 2015.
- Series I started reading:
Tang Dynasty by Jeannie Lin
Santori Stories -- anthology collection (later books by Leslie Kelly)
- Series I completed:
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
- Series I have made progress on:
One-Eyed Jacks by Cindy Gerard
SWAT by Paige Tyler
Favorite reads: This month had ups and downs in terms of books I liked and books I did not like. Stars Above was a spectacular follow-up to the Lunar Chronicles series, specifically the last short story in the book, Something Old, Something New. I also loved The Princess and the Guard--it has that same bittersweetness to it that the rest of the short stories do, but with a bit more FEELS than I'd expected. I also enjoyed Butterfly Swords. And, of course, Paige Tyler has been a personal favorite since last year, so Wolf Trouble was definitely lots of fun to read.
Disappointing reads: Even though I didn't love it, I still remembered being very impressed with Death Sworn when I read it last year. But now, with Death Marked, I was quite disappointed in the direction (or rather, lack thereof) that Death Marked took. This was really the only disappointment this month.
Reviews & Notable Posts
- Reviews Written
- Other Posts
Coming Up In March
- Tentative TBR
- Other Stuff
I'm hoping to continue on with my goals and challenges and keep a steady progress. There are several books I'm getting around to that I absolutely want to read, and hopefully I can get into them enough to knock off a few more series or finish some new-to-me completed ones. There are two new releases from February I'm hoping I'll be able to get my hands on, and there are some new releases for March that I'm eyeing as well.
Other plans for the month include another Read-a-thon: 24 Hour Take Control TBR Pile Read-a-thon hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This thon is in conjunction with the March Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge, of which I am not participating, but am considering for next year. See above Notable Posts section for my participation announcement.
In other news, I'm taking a mini-stay-cation starting this week and am hoping to get some three Rs in: Rest, Relaxation, and Reading. Maybe some blogging... and I might think about tackling some spring cleaning around the house... specifically my closet. Given the time and motivation, I might also try to Real Life stuff taken care of as well. We'll see...
See Also: 2015 Reading Wrap-Up posts (scroll to bottom of page)