February was a fun month for me! I tackled the venture of blogging daily (and I won…or will have won after tomorrow’s post, hah!), read some wonderful books, planned some future reads…. Overall, a fab month!
I enjoyed the challenge of blogging daily. For the most part, it was easy to do come up with things though I did find myself stuck on what to do some days. Thankful for book meme’s to assist me in having enough things to talk about! I started the What are you reading? Wednesday challenge, which I like enough to keep in regular rotation. I also started the Down the TBR Hole challenge, which asks you to take a step back at your Goodreads TBR list and really decide if the books on your list are something you want to read. I was so excited to come across this, as I had over (still have) 400 books on my TBR — which is just a ridiculous number, let’s be honest. I’ve been able to knock off a few, but I am finding it harder than I realized to say goodbye to some of these books!
I also had the pleasure of completing two book tags! I never thought I would be tagged for any of these, so seeing myself get tagged for a couple was super fun! I think these are great ways to learn more about the bloggers and it’s a great way to meet new bloggers.
I also finished my audible series…for now at least. I will add to it either mid year or at the end of the year, I haven’t decided yet.
I started February off with a list of TBR books. I had six books that I planned to read throughout the month. Let’s see how many I actually read:
- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
- I Hate Everyone, Except You by Clinton Kelly
- The Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukkanen (review coming soon) | Goodreads
- Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (review coming soon) | Goodreads
At the end of February, I am at 10 books read total, putting me at 29% of my challenge of 35 books in 2017 met. I am 5 books ahead of schedule.
I definitely did not meet my plans for the month of February. I actually only finished one book on the list I had planned on reading. I guess I’ll be playing a bit of catch up next month!
I didn’t buy too many books this month. I did, however, add a few to my collection.
I picked up Caraval by Stephanie Garber while out on Valentine’s Day. I have been seeing this book pop up on so many blogs and all over Instagram. When I saw it on display, I picked it up without a second though!
For Kindle books, I bought Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for the Olympic Gold by Mark Schultz with David Thomas. I watched the movie inspired by this last year and found the story so fascinating. When I saw this show up on a Bookbub deal, I knew I had to have it!
Books In vs Books Out
So, in February, I purchased 2 books and finished 4 books. Definitely liking those figures!
Favorite Book Read
I’ll be honest — I wasn’t too thrilled with any book I read this month. They were all just kind of, okay. But out of the four I finished, The Forgotten Girls would probably be my favorite. It was intriguing, well written, and being a cop/detective thriller, slightly different than the usual thrillers I am used to.
Book I Most Want to Read
I cannot wait to read Caraval. I hope to check it out very soon!
So tell me — what was your favorite read in February 2017? Least favorite read? Did you meet your goals for the month?