February, also known as The Month of the Plague (stomach flue is not fun, guys) is now over, and I’d love to say so is winter, but considering that we just got buried in snow and there were only about three days this month when I didn’t freeze my ass off, I think it’s just wishful thinking.
So let’s see what happened in February on Reading Under the Blankie, shall we.
I’m having some seriously mixed feelings about the 8 books I’ve finished this month. There was one I absolutely loved, one I wanted to set fire to and watch it die a slow and painful death, one truly enjoyable but somewhat weird, and February marks the appearance of the first abandoned (a.k.a. DNF) book of the year, followed by another one in quick succession. Exciting times!
In case you missed these, or haven’t felt like reading them at the time, but now you are dying to know what I thought, here’s a collection of my reviews from the past month.
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell
The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I Know Where You Live by Pat Young
I received The Sky Is Yours in January for a review, and made a heroic attempt to get through it, but after a month and a half had to admit defeat. Tips for Living was my monthly freebie from Kindle but turned out to be a waste of my time.
I’m not in the habit of reading more than one book at the same time, but I have a massive physical copy of The Cuckoo’s calling, so I decided I start The Hunger e-book while I’m out and about.
I have given the reading challenge a bit of a rest this month and only made a list for one prompt. There are so many great books coming out this year, so I didn’t want to commit to anything else just yet. #commitmentissues
Lists! I have some delicious treats for list lovers, so keep your eyes peeled, they are coming soon!
Reviews. I’m planning to review all the books I’ve read so far. Even the bad ones.
Figure out how Twitter works. I only joined recently, and let me tell you, I have no clue what’s going on.
Tags & awards. I was tagged in and nominated for quite a few things and I haven’t gotten around to actually do anything about them. I’m really not that creative when it comes to tags and stuff like that, so we’ll see how it goes. In any case a big shout out to the amazing people who thought about me: Rachel @Musings of a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile, Kat @Art of Feels, Kelly @Another Book in the Wall, Holly @Nut Free Nerd, Jessica @The Awkward Book Blogger, Kay Wisteria@Hammock of Books, Ivy @Ivy’s Library Card, Malanie @Malanie Loves Fiction, Noriko @Diary of a Bookfiend, Satou @Inkish Kingdoms
Goodreads Reading Goals. In the beginning of January I set myself a goal to read 65 books this year. After seeing my progress until now, I have upped this to 75. #ambitious
I look forward to seeing what you guys are up to!