February 2016 wrap-up
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:
= 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 :
- Messandrierre, by Angela Wren – ebook
- Greenwash, by Colleen Cross – ebook, read and translated into French
- Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny – audio
2 in historical fiction :
- The Queen of the Night, by Alexander Chee – ebook
- The Vatican Princess, by CW Gortner – ebook
1 literary fiction
- 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
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 5/25
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
- I participated in Book Blogger Appreciation Week
- 4 of the 6 books I read were received for review, plus one for work, to translate into French
French Bingo 2016 has 15 participants. It’s not too late to join. Don’t forget to link your reviews!
I organized 2 giveaways in February. The one for March at France Book Tours is here. Be sure to follow through email not to miss the weekly ones.
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
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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
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Come back tomorrow
to see what I plan to read in March!
How was YOUR month of February?
And to a wonderful reading year to you!
Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!
It looks like you had a great February! Happy Reading!
Yes, much better than January!
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
I think Alex at Thinking in Fragments was suggesting that after book six they seem to take on a much darker atmosphere but you have to understood how it builds to that.
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
Rebecca is one classic I want to read badly. So glad to see it was so popular for you.
it is so good indeed. The 2nd part of my post has a q & a, with a lot of spoilers, I guess helpful for some students who did not take time to read it!!
Looks like a profitable reading month. I remember enjoying Rebecca but so long ago now.
that’s one of the classics to revisit
You had a good month for reading. Have a great day!
merci, you too!
I have always wanted to read Louise Penny. I need to get on that!
you really need to, amazing series