2016: February wrap-up

February 2016 wrap-up

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Already in March, yeah, Spring around the corner!
This past month has seen ups and downs both in temperature and in books read, from boring to fantastic

Here is what I read in February:

6  books.
5 books, with 1,623 pages, that is: 55.9 pages/day.
1 audiobooks, with 12:43 hours, that is: 26 min/day

3 in mystery :

  1. Messandrierre, by Angela Wren – ebook
  2. Greenwash, by Colleen Cross – ebook, read and translated into French
  3. Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny – audio

2 in historical fiction :

  1. The Queen of the Night, by Alexander Chee – ebook
  2. The Vatican Princess, by CW Gortner – ebook

1 literary fiction

  1. Oblivion, by Sergei Lebedev – ebook

Sounds like it’s the first time I can’t list any books in print! Though I’m in the process of reading 3 at the same time…
For the favorites, this is REALLY tough!


My favorites in February

    Oblivion   Bury Your Dead

Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 5/25
Audiobook: 3/15
Classics Club: 1/50
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 7/30
Ebook challenge: 9/25
Historical fiction: 2/15
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 7/50
New Release (2016): 3/30
Nonfiction challenge: 1/15
Books in Translation: 2/12
What’s in a Name: 1/6
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in 2016??

Total of books read in 2016 = 13/100

Number of books added to my TBR in February = 40

Blog recap

Most popular book review in February


click on the cover to access my review,
written in 2012!

Most popular post last month
– non book review –


Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Books on the Table

please go visit

Top commenters of the month

Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature

= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉

3: Lucy at The Fictional 100
3: Freda at Freda’s Voice
2: Karen at Booker Talk
1: Katherine at I Wished I Lived In a Library

Blog milestones

1,320 posts
over 3,620 subscribers
over 108,000 hits

Come back tomorrow
to see what I plan to read in March!

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How was YOUR month of  February?
And to a wonderful reading year to you!

Month in ReviewKathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!


14 thoughts on “2016: February wrap-up

  1. Ive not got as far as Bury Your Dead yet. the last one I read was The Fatal Grace which is still rather early in the series (though I’m not actually reading them in order).


    • you know, it’s really good to read them in order, as the relationships evolve between characters in the village, and because of what happened at one point in Gamache’s and Jean Guy’s own work life. I think you get more out of the series that way


        • hmm, not sure I agree with that, 6 was darker, because it recapped lots of past wounds. But I didn’t find 7 and 8 darker, certainly not 8, set for once in a remote monastery, not in Three Pines


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