Monthly Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

Another wrap up already! Apologies for the lack of posting on the blog – it’s been a bit of a busy month with readathons and starting a few new things, so unfortunately, the blog has taken a bit of back seat. Having said that, February has been a pretty good month (which is kinda surprising when I think about it).

Books read:

Most of my reading in February was for the Flirty February Bookstagram challenge and I have to say it went really well! There were 9 prompts and I managed 6 of them, despite a couple of changes to the original line up. The books I did manage to read were:

  • The Unbroken – C.L. Clark
  • Valiant Ladies – Melissa Grey
  • Unravel the Dusk – Elizabeth Lim
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon – Saladin Ahmed
  • Fallible Justice – Laura Laakso
  • Echo Murder – Laura Laakso
  • The Last Tale of the Flower Bride – Roshani Chokshi

Standouts for February were the Laura Laakso books and The Unbroken. All 3 of them were re-reads ahead of reading the latest book in the series, but despite having read them before, I really enjoyed returning to those worlds. What’s even better is that they all held up on a second read and I enjoyed them as much as I did the first time round.

This is an interesting one this month. Out of curiosity, I compared my reading stats from this time last year with how I’m getting on this year. Funnily enough, I’m at around the same number, which got me thinking. On the one hand, my reading speed is definitely picking up, but on the other, I could really do without another year of using reading as a coping mechanism (I do have a funny feeling my reading is going to take a hit in May when Breath of the Wild 2: Tears of the Kingdom comes out though…)

Anyway, onto my Project Backlist stats. This might have gone up to 98 books since my last wrap up. I ended up adding a few extra books, as there is another series I’d like to get through this year. That means that the breakdown is now as follows:

  • Kindle – 50 books
  • Physical books – 35
  • Non-fiction books – 13

As you can see, there’s quite a few books, but I’m just going to work my way though the list and see how many I can get through. That said, I’ve read another 5 so that takes my total number of physical books down to 29, so it’s looking good! I just need to start putting a dent into into the Kindle backlist now…

Other things:

In my last wrap up, I alluded to a few things that I had wanted to start in January and hadn’t had a chance to, because of being ill etc. Well, February was finally the month that I finally started the things I wanted to and then promptly realised I really needed to start strength training. I have to say, it’s been great learning something new and doing something that I know the younger me would be proud of.

I also managed to go away for a friend’s birthday, which was lovely and fun and a much needed break (which sounds odd to say). Other than that, February has been an okay month – I have quite a bit of blog stuff to catch up on, so I should have some new posts (I have the next instalment of my re-reading series to write, so I’m hoping to get that one done soon!)

Anyway, I’ll finish here. I hope your February was a good month and that you have a wonderful March!

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