I feel like I was reading just one book for the whole month but it wasn’t the case. I did read some great books but somehow it felt like a one book for the month sort of time. I think that has to do me unable to read much this month.
On a personal front, it’s been good. My health is better now and I could be even better let’s not get too optimistic on that front. Work wise, it became a bit too hectic for a couple of days but that’s nothing. Overall, a good month.
Once again, I tried my best to write timely reviews of the books I read during the month and I mostly succeeded. I think it’s just easier to write them soon after finishing a book and I don’t know why I didn’t try harder to do just that.
I also started two new things on my blog. One is about appreciating the beauty of the book covers and how sometimes we are lured in by the book cover, after all. The second is all about removing books from Goodreads tbr depending how much the book appeals to me on a personal level and how likely I actually am to read the book. (It hurt to remove the very first book.)
Now, coming to the reading recap for the month. Well, I didn’t read a lot of books. I don’t think. I liked a lot of them except for the one I had very strong feelings about. The negative kind, that is. It wasn’t the greatest as far as speed is concerned but I am not keeping track of that this year. I am just going to enjoy my reading.
So, I think I read a total of 6 books? Perhaps. I might have check that to be sure however they were long books and I had a bit of a hectic month so my weekends were booked as well. I had very little time to actually just sit and read. What a pity. I am hoping March is a bit better but let’s see.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
What a hit of nostalgia and a fresh love for this one all over again. I loved the Raven Cycle the first time I read it and I was actually a bit scared when I actually started reading it for the second time but I was just as in love with the characters as before. The Raven King was something else entirely as a conclusion to the series. Still loved it though!
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells
After reading this one for almost a whole month, I finally finished it. It is a bit alarmist and very much scary for all that it’s just facts and figures. I think this is a book that should be read because it is talking about the climate change crisis in a way that seems just detached enough to entice some of the readers.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Ah. The problematic book of the month. What do I say about this one? The writing was brilliant but everything else wasn’t quite? In the end, I think it just wasn’t a book for me. That’s all I will say. Also, if you are thinking of reading it, all the content and trigger warnings come to mind. So keep that in mind when picking it up.
Uncanny Valley by Anna Weiner
This was a delightfully engaging and nonfiction. Two words I am very unlikely to use in a sentence usually. This book is such a readable and refreshing take on a memoir and it handled almost all the issues it took on in a fairly balanced way, too! That’s always a plus.
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
I finally read a book by this author and even though I get the feeling that I committed a bookish sin by reading this one first, I am okay with it. At least, this way, I know that I already like the writing style and wouldn’t have to worry about that when tackling her other series. So yay for that.
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance trilogy #1) by N. K. Jemisin
I have the omnibus edition of this and it’s a huge pain to read via the paperback so I have been all over the place with this one. At home, I tried to read it in paperback, failed, read it on my iPad. Commuting to work, I read it on my phone. Why go to all this effort? Because it was worth it. I can see why people were all over the place trying to praise Jemisin. I finished the first book and am currently reading the second book. After I am dong with this series, maybe I might even tackle her other series. Who knows?
And that is it for the month of February. I read a lot and I also enjoyed almost all of my reads and I am so glad for it. I am also hoping to continue with the posting schedule during the year as well because it got me way more engagement than I normally do. So yay for that.
What about you guys? What was your best read or the worst one? Or, let’s not call it the worst, let’s call it most disappointing read. Tell me all about it in the comments.