Monthly Wrap Up: February 2023
There's something satisfying about looking back at what you've accomplished. It can inform where to go next or a goal to add or change. It can push you to achieve more, or to change the balance in your life. For me, looking back at what I did on the blog inspires me to keep going. And looking back on what I read actually puts some perspective on my reading life. It serves as a checkmark, a period, an end and a new beginning to start a new month instead of having all the days and months just run into each other.
Here's what my Reading February looked like.
By the numbers:
I read 10 books.
3 historical fic
3 were ARCs
2 audio books
3 debut authors
graphs from Storygraph
Books by their ratings:
A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny
The Jeweler of Stolen Dreams by M.J. Rose
Iron Lake #1 by William Kent Krueger
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
A Gathering of Shadows #2 by V.E. Schwab
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Hounded #1 by Kevin Hearne
The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz
Nocturne by Alyssa Wees
The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
NO DNF this month
My Favorite Read of February
Two mysteries vie for top ranking this month - they both lived up to my expectations and are excellent.
Click image to go the review.
I'm being ambitious in my challenges this year - I joined 13! Here's where I am so far.
Added to Goodreads in February
Thanks to all the voracious readers participating in Top 10 Tuesday and the various weekend sharing memes, my list grows MUCH faster than it used to! I added 55 books to my TBR, and read a total of 10 making a net addition to my list of 45. I've made peace with the fact that I'll never read them all, but I know just where to look when I wonder "what should I read next".
Hope you had a great February and now that we're in the doldrums of winter, I retreat to my books more often - I need the escape!
How did your reading life treat you in February? If you'd like to share your monthly wrap ups, link up with others at Feed Your Fiction Addiction for this month's round up. Nicole puts up a new linky at the end of each month.