I started out the month in a major slump.  I was supposed to be finishing up books that I had previously started or reading books that I already had at home.

I managed to do that with two books.

I also read some books that were gifted to me.

That wasn’t helpful for getting through the stacks of books that I have here.

I was even starting audiobooks and not managing to finish them.  Eventually I gave in and went back to the library.  The books above were the first two weeks of February.  Here are the last two.

I read 15 books in February.

  • 11 were fiction and 4 were nonfiction
  • 3 were audiobooks
  • Set in Florida, Texas(2), California (2), Kentucky (2), NY (2), Maryland, Quebec, and Hell

There were 17 authors

  • 10 were female and 7 were male
  • 5 were POC

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added Canada this month by reading A Great Reckoning that is set in Quebec.


I leveled up on the Read Diverse Books challenged.  I went from the 5 posts badge to the 10 posts one.  The next level is 20.


In March I’ll be going to a conference that gives me lots of time for reading at night.  I think I have way over-requested at the library in anticipation of this.

In April I’ll be hosting a readalong of Small Gods for Discworldathon.  If you are interested in a satire about the role of religion in politics and life, grab a copy of the book.

10 Replies to “February 2017 Wrap Up”

  1. 15 books for such a short month is amazing to me. I barely get one read per week. I love the background of your blog page.

  2. I like your Reading around the World challenge 🙂
    My Stephanie Jane blog posts a WorldReads post each month that highlights five books I read from a certain country. This month was Turkey which has fascinating literature

  3. It sounds like you had a good reading month! I’m also trying to read diversely and around the world. I’m doing well so far on writers of color, not so well on reading around the world.

  4. How have I not heard of Discworldathon yet??? I’m really looking forward to seeing what you have to say about ‘Small Gods’ next month, it’s one of my favorites.

  5. I think trying to cut back on the amount of books entering my house is why I am reading so little. I am not sure why that happens because I have so many books to read. lol

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