FEBRUARY 2022 WRAP-UP
With the world events, I debated sharing about the books I have read.
Praying is definitely more important than reading at this point, but I guess some of you may experience comfort in the usual routine, so here we go.
February had only 28 days, so it seemed I read less. In fact, my average page per day was higher than in January, and I also had more listening time for audiobooks.
So far, I have managed to review everything.
📚 Here is what I read in February:
9 in print
= with 2,082 pages, a daily average of 74 pages/day
3 in audio
= 40H05, a daily average of 1H25
4 in mystery:
- Intuitio, by Laurent Gounelle – French audio
- Gataca [Bred to Kill], by Franck Thilliez – French audio
- The Final Days of Abbot Montrose, by Sven Elvestad – Norwegian classic
- Maigret chez les Flamands (Maigret #15), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student
3 in literary fiction:
- Star, by Yukio Mishima
- Lean on me, by Serge Joncour – publication day today!
- Les Dimanches de Monsieur Ushioda, by Yasushi Inoue
2 historical fiction:
- Chemin de femmes [The Waiting Years], by Fumiko Enchi
- Once Upon a River, by Diane Setterfield – audio
2 in nonfiction:
- Agatha Christie Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World, by Mark Aldridge
- A Brush With Birds: Paintings and Stories from the Wild, by Richard Weatherly
1 in picture book:
- Strega Nona, by Tomie dePaola
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 107/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 6/12 books
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 0/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge: 9/10+
Total of books read in 2022 = 27/120 (23%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 30
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How was YOUR month of FEBRUARY?
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What a great reading month you had! Before the coffee gets cold is on my wish list. . .
Thanks. Yes Before the Coffee Gets Cold is very good, and I heard the sequel is good too
I’m jealous of your 12 books! And yes, the world seems to be falling apart, and for me books are the constant, peaceful place. Fingers crossed March will be much better.
Yes, books are the safe zone. I have also taken more prayer times
thanks for sharing all the goodness
sherry @ fundinmental
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I had the same dilemma, Emma—it feels strange to go on with business as usual with the world in such danger. But I’ve always taken comfort in reading, so I pressed ahead, and I’m glad you did too. Star sounds very interesting from your review!
Thanks Andrew, glad this little blog can bring some type of stabilizing comfort. These days are very very hard. I’m Orthodox, I have Russian and Ukrainian friends. Yesterday a priest friend was sobbing for a long time on the phone, as he already has family and friends killed in Ukraine.
You have achieved a lot of reading for February. As usual a nice variety of genres, authors and books. I have to look for the Norwegian thriller of the past.
You can ask a free review copy at Kazabo.com, as they are looking for more reviews
Great, I will do that. You have so many good links to interesting books.
Fabulous reading month! I love your shoutouts!
Reading is a refuge in these trying times, but prayer is so important too. My reading is finally picking up. I’ve been thinking lately of reading Christie. I guess the release of Nile has me wanting to read the book and the watch the movie versions. Glad it was a good reading month.
I think you will get so much more from the book than the movie. Freinds tell me the recent movie is more about the ambiance than the plot itself, too bad
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