February Wrap-Up

This wasn’t a very productive reading month for me. Work has been killer busy and I have a major project coming up next week that I’ve been preparing for for a while now. I’ll be glad once it’s complete! Less work stress will mean more productive reading for me! Still, I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished this month, despite being in a bit of a reading funk.

Anyway, here’s what I did manage to read this month:

What I Read

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Pages: 476

Format: Paperback/Audiobook (Personal copies)

Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

I read this book for a book club. We began reading in December, but only just finished this month. I enjoyed the book more than I expected to!

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Pages: 320

Format: Audiobook (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did. It’s a really interesting look at contemporary Indian society and how certain groups of people are targeted. I liked getting all the different perspectives, which really fleshed-out the story.

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Song of the Court by Katy Farina

Pages: 128

Format: Paperback (Library copy)

My Rating: My New Favorite Thing

This is such a cute book! I absolutely love the story and the pictures. It’s just a short, middle-grade graphic novel about a young cat who re-discovers her love of making music as she struggles to keep her family’s garden going. The pages are colorful and bright, the characters are very sweet and endearing, and the whole book just makes you smile.

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Pages: 345

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

It’s hard to rate this book. On the one hand, I did enjoy the mystery/thriller part of it. I liked all of the international locations. But on the other hand, I’m kind of tired of the alcoholic-unstable-therefore-unreliable female protagonist. Is this really the only way to make narrators unreliable? To make them a mess of a person? Cassie’s character is just all over the place it’s a wonder she still has a job. I’m just finding it a bit too over-used in a mystery/thriller protagonist.

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Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates

Pages: 291

Format: Paperback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

This book really surprised me. I enjoyed it much more than I expected. It really amazes me how much Shakespeare can appeal to people from all walks of life. And the ideas in his plays continue to feel relevant even to this day. Bates’ work with prison inmates is astounding and I learned so much from this book.

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Class Act by Jerry Craft

Pages: 249

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

This is the second book in Craft’s New Kid graphic novel series. I really enjoyed the first book and I like this one equally. They both are about two middle school African-American boys traversing their predominantly white private school. Craft deals with tough issues in humorous ways and the representation is really great!

The Ex-Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Pages: 358

Format: Paperback (Library copy)

My Rating:

Definitely Worth the Read

This was a really cute, steamy romance. I enjoyed the strength of the story that went along with the romance, and the characters are interesting and humorous. I didn’t love the book as much as I expected to, there were times where it was a bit slow and I didn’t feel motivated to keep reading, but I stuck with it and I’m glad I read it!

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Total Pages: 2,167

Total Books: 7

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “February Wrap-Up

  1. “Watership Down” was such a fantastic book. I kept putting off reading it, despite a friend’s recommendation that it is excellent. And when I finally read it, I have to agree with him. A warm story of adventure and finding a new home and holding on to your community.

    I’ve been reading “Before Familiar Woods,” and have been really enjoying it. Very well written with precise language, along the lines of Cormac McCarthy. It’s about the mystery of two boys who were killed while camping in the woods, then 3 years later, their fathers go missing. It’s not about police looking for them. It’s about the people dealing with the absences.

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