Reading Wrap-Up for February 2018

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So February was not one of the best months I’ve had recently. Technologically it was tragic. I started the month having to buy a new computer, and upgrade to Windows 10. Well, Windows 10 and I are still not friends and it has certainly taken some adjustment. To top it off I even deleted all of my emails accidentally on purpose and that has made things a little trying. It means I lost a lot of contacts and a lot of things I was supposed to be doing. That was not my finest day.

February started just after we returned from an amazing family holiday so there’s the return to routine and missing everyone we left behind blues to contend with. We also celebrated both of my little guys birthdays and the house needed some attention after being empty for a while.


All in all, it added up to a pretty dismal reading month. Quality was way up but quantity was way down. I’m already behind on my challenges and actually couldn’t even tell you where I am with my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge because I’m not keeping proper records… but I will get there.

Book Club is going really well and growing which is fantastic, it just means that the admin is taking longer and cutting into my reading time.

Hopefully this month I can try and get a little of my mojo back.

Total Books I read in February: 6
3 Female authors/ 2 Male author
3 Fiction novels / 1 Children’s/ 2 Novellas
4 print/ 2 digital
Books in  series: 3
5 stars on Goodreads: 3
4 stars on Goodreads: 1
Books that qualify for AWW2018:  2
Books for B&L Book Club: 4

I am really not thrilled with those stats, but they are what they are.

There were some great reads in there so it’s hard to pick a favourite, The Right Girl was thought provoking and Dean Koontz is a fave of mine from way back. I read the loose ends novella by Katie McGarry that was the bonus content with pre-order of Say You’ll Remember Me which I absolutely loved because it gave me a look back at all the characters through her first two series and let me know what’s happening with them and that one isn’t on Goodreads so no stars but definitely a fave.

Looking forward we have a huge Beauty and Lace book club month coming up with 10 titles being read by our members. I have a few favourites I’m looking forward to in there so it’s tough deciding where to start. Lucky one review is locked in to a date so that will be first. The next 3 after that will be tricky.

I think that’s about it from me so I’m going to sign off, finish my lunch and race out to health checks at the pre-school.

Happy Reading!

What did you read and love in February and what are you most looking forward to in March?

February reads and their review links:

Grace on the Court
The Right Girl
The Silent Corner
The Woman in the Window

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6 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up for February 2018

  1. LOVED my Book Club reads of Say You’ll Remember Me and The Art of Backyard Croquet and also read That Girl via e-reader. Delighted knowing Jenn McLeod’s new book is almost with us because I’ve been looking forward to that since I knew it was coming!! Totally thrilled that I will be getting it through Book Club – can’t thank you enough B & L. Also found out that another of my favourite authors has a new book due in July – Liz Byrski I LOVE.

    I still have no idea how you manage as much as you do, with a young family, Michelle. I definitely sympathise re the technology!!

    1. Thanks Trish,
      I am so glad you are loving your selections. Say you’ll Remember Me was a great read, I agree.

      Liz Byrski, I wasn’t aware she had a new one coming soon. I will try to chase it. 🙂
      Have a great weekend.

      1. Thanks, Michelle – Liz’s new book is due out in July, title unknown as yet. Hope you get some “me time” tomorrow!

      2. I am with Trish with Liz Byrski also. Her novel In the Company of Strangers was fantastic. It is so good that I won’t lend my copy to anyone. They can read it at my place but it can’t be taken past the front door, otherwise I will never see that book again.

        I am like that with a few of my books even Jenn is not allowed out the door either.

  2. Michelle, I can so relate with windows 10 and technology. I got Windows 10 last year and I am STILL getting used to it.

    I loved The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan there is something about reading a book and you just can’t put it down. Great read.

    March had quite a few books that were interesting to me but of course Number 1 to read would of course be one of my favourite authors and I class her as a friend too. That would be Jenn McLeod and was so excited to see her new book on the list and yay, am getting it to read through the B&L book club. I have all her books and one day, she will come to my place and sign them (lol).

    I don’t know how you do it all Michelle with having kids also. Wonder Woman you would be called.

  3. I just finished reading Say You’ll Remember Me, I really enjoyed it. I did find it a bit slow to start with, but as I got further into it I found it pretty good.

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