Sunday, March 01, 2009

February Wrap-Up

February is the shortest month of the year, and it is normally one of my worst reading months! This year, though, February was one of my best! I read 33 books, which is more books than I have read in a month in a long time! So far 2009 has meant a lot of things have changed from previous years:

1. I normally never read the same author in the same month. This year there has been lots of repitition. Read four books by Scott Westerfeld, read two books by James Patterson, two books by Melissa Marr, etc.
2. Actually starting and finishing series! I am the worst for having series on the go. In previous years I would start them, and then it would take me forever to finish them! This year I am actually working on the series that I start. (This post shows the series I have started, finished, and worked on in 2009.)
3. I am reading a lot more young adult books this year than previous years. It's opened a lot of great new reads to me and I have discovered new favourite authors and series.
4. I have read more graphic novels in two months than I have my entire life. I used to read manga here and there, but graphic novels are entirely new to me when you really think about it.
5. Through it all, though, there are still my fantasy novels. Fantasy will always be my thing, and I don't imagine that will change anytime soon.

These are the books I completed this month:
Favourite New Author Discovered: Three-way tie: Scott Westerfeld, Melissa Marr, and Jo Graham.

Favourite Repeat Author Read: Patricia Briggs!

Favourite Parnormal Read: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Favourite Adult Fantasy Novel: Black Ships by Jo Graham

Favourite Young Adult Fantasy Novel: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Favourite Discovery: I actually didn't mind Gifts and Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin (Voices was my favourite.)

Favourite Science-Fiction Read: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Favourite Graphic Novel: Fables Volume 8 and 9 by Bill Willingham

Favourite Young Adult Historical Novel: Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher

Favourite Adult Historical Fiction Novel: Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin

Favourite Read of February 2009: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Sorry, no contest!)


  1. You read more books than there are days in the month :o

  2. I think i've gone 2 yrs thinking that I was making up for lost years since I've read so many YA books..

    hi Kelly..sorry I haven't been commenting lately.. it's still hit and miss for me..haven't read a word in some time now.

  3. Nymeth: Um, yep... Manga and graphic novels help. :)

    Deslily: I am so glad you stopped by! I can understand things must still be rough for you. If you need anything, just let me know!

  4. My goodness, that's a lot of books! Some new authors to try, too. :)

  5., wow! Great list! You added quite a bit to my list this month :D

  6. jen: Yeah, more than I normally read! I hope you enjoy your discoveries.

    Chris: lol, thanks! I hope you enjoy the ones you added to your list when you get to them.

  7. I'm planning to write up a month in review post but after seeing your amazing stats I don't know if I can! haha...

    This is great - hope March is just as wonderful for you!

  8. Iliana: haha, I doubt the stats will last. I am just making up for hardly reading last year, I guess. :) I look forward to reading your post!

  9. I think I could have started reading at 12:01am on January 1st and read straight through until Feb. 28th, with no sleep or anything, and still not have been able to read 60 books! You are freakin' amazing, girl!

  10. Debi: lol! Thanks! I have never read that much before. I am enjoying it, but will have to see if it lasts!

  11. Wow you read loads I will never ever catch up with you! You read some great stuff though I have seen a few more books on your blog that I realy want now, not that I need any more rec's :-))

  12. Clare: Yeah, I never need any more recs either, but I always seem to be able to find some! Happy reading!


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