The month of February was a pretty terrible reading month for me. I started off pretty strong by reading 2 books within the first 8 days of the month but after that, everything went downhill. This is because for the last three weeks of the month, I was dizzy and had a headache almost constantly – which made reading almost impossible! However, I still was able to read 3 books and a total of 1,525 pages. (The page count includes the books I didn’t finish.)
Books Read in February
- Stars Above by Marissa Meyer – 4.5 stars (review)
- Something Real by Heather Demetrios – 3 stars
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl – 4 stars
I started off the month by reading one of my most anticipated releases of 2016: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer. I ended up really loving this collection of novellas (even though I had already read almost half of them previously). My review is linked above if you would like to read more of my thoughts! Next, I picked up Something Real by Heather Demetrios because I had read her novel I’ll Meet You There last month and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I didn’t like Something Real as much. It was a pretty good read, but not one that will stick with me.
The day after finishing Something Real is when I started experiencing headaches and dizziness so it was quite hard for me to read. I picked up The Witch Hunter but ended up DNFing it (see below). Then the next week, I started 3 books: Night Film, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and The False Prince. As you can see, I was only able to finish Night Film. This read of Night Film was actually a reread for me – I first read this book last February and I really loved it. I still really enjoyed it this time around! (Check out my short Goodreads review if you’re interested.)
Books I Started But Didn’t Finish
When trying to get back into reading, I started three different books but was only able to finish one of them (Night Film). Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a reread for me and this month I was able to read 85 pages of it. I hope to finish it in March! I didn’t get far into The False Prince (only 10 pages). I’m not sure if I’m going to continue it in March – I may end up putting it on hold for the time being.
DNF (Did Not Finish)
- The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker – DNF at 18%
I couldn’t really get into this book so I decided to DNF it for now. I’m not totally opposed to picking it back up at a later time, but for right now I’m going to focus on other books.
Reading Challenge Progress
This year I’m participating in 5 reading challenges! To track my progress, I have a page on my blog but I would also like to share my progress with you all. That being said, my monthly wrap ups will all include updates on my progress. For more information on the reading challenges mentioned below, click here.
1. Goodreads Reading Challenge
My Goal: 80 books
Completed in February: 3 books
Completed in 2016: 12 books
2. Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Goal of the Challenge: To read a book starting with each letter of the alphabet (“The” can be skipped; the first word after that will be counted)
Completed in February: 2 letters (N and S)
Completed in 2016: 8 letters (A, F, G, I, N, O, R, and S)
3. Full House Reading Challenge
Goal of the Challenge: To read a book for each of the prompts found here
Completed in February: 1 prompt
The Prompt Completed
- Thought provoking book – Night Film by Marisha Pessl
4. I Love Libraries Reading Challenge
My Goal: Read 36 books from the library
Completed in February: 1 book
Completed in 2016: 4 books
5. Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
My Goal: Read 40 fantasy books
Completed in February: 0 books 😦
Completed in 2016: 6 books
I hope your reading month went better than mine! Tell me about it in the comments or leave the link to your February wrap up! I’d love to see what you all read.