Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2014

What I read in February:

Winger by Andrew Smith

* A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert

The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

* The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

* Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

* This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Family Pictures by Jane Green

Wake by Anna Hope


Well, lookee here. I kinda read a lot this month. I didn’t expect that since I read a few chunksters and have been busy with school. I guess this goes to show that I will let NOTHING GET IN THE WAY OF MY READING! (Except for those months when I get sucked into some series on Netflix.)

Picking favorites is so HARD. But I’ll do it. For you. I hope you’re happy!

My favorite nonfiction was The Worst Hard Time. I should really stop complaining about the amount of snow we’re buried under. It could be dirt. The people who lived through that time are heroes. Seriously.

My favorite fiction was Shotgun Lovesongs. It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s like a love letter to my home state. Beautiful!

What was your favorite February read?

Here’s to an amazing March!

28 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2014

  1. Lots of new titles up there for me. Enjoyed Wake too, even with the ending, which I know didn't bother you at all, lol. Divergent and Insurgent are my favorites for February!


  2. Wow, that is a lot of reading! I read bits of Hyperbole and a Half, but didn't finish before I had to return it to the library. I really need to get it out again.


  3. Hooray! I hope he writes more and more books set here. πŸ˜€ I did a bit of research into that connection. There wasn't much of one, lol. They are from the same town but hadn't spoken in eons. Still…great book!


  4. Yay! You've got your reading mojo back! It's great tat you've found the balance, I'm attempting to do the same thing of late so I can get more reading done. I read a novel by Jane Green this past week and was a bit iffy about it. I didn't really like it until I was about half way through. It was my first experience reading one of her novels but I think I'd like to give another a go… Happy Reading for March!:-)Bits & Bobs


  5. It turns out we both read the same book however they have different titles, I think maybe US and UK, I'm not too sure because I read it as The Accidental Husband. Anywho, how was your reading experience with the book? πŸ™‚


  6. Wow not only did you read a lot but you've read some really good books too. I loved Wake and I really want to read The Weight of Blood.


  7. I actually wrote that in my notes, preferring the plot concept over the execution of it. I think I'll try one of her earlier books next because I hear better things about those. I agree with the title thing, this is my second book this year that has a title change for UK and US readers.:-)


  8. You read an absolute ton in february. And Shotgun Lovesongs was your favorite? Hmm. I'm going to write my review later today and i think i won't be as praise filled as you. Oh well.


  9. I am logging The Worst Hard Time and The Last Enchantments to my To Read list right now. These are both new on my radar and I look forward to reading your thoughts on them. As always, your reading selection is amazing!Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate


  10. I'll have to check out your Shotgun Lovesongs review. I know it hasn't been as big of a hit with other readers as it has been with me. I think the setting really swayed me. It reads so realistic to life in my neck of the woods πŸ˜€


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