February 2017 | Wrap Up

Well, February has been an interesting month. It’s gone much too quickly, it’s astounding how a month having 2/3 less days than others makes such a huge difference but it really does. As far as life in general, February is a big month of “meh”, I can’t particularly remember any part of it so that doesn’t really bode well, does it? Nothing terrible happened, nothing amazing did either, just a middling month all around. I got to go home for a little trip which was nice and Sarah, a lovely friend from university, made it up to Liverpool for a night so it was lovely to see her face again. Unfortunately, I’m now sick with a really annoying cough that I would like to go away asap so this will be a relatively brief wrap-up post with very little chit chat.

In February, I read a total of 9 books – 9 fiction and 0 non-fiction, amounting to 3890 pages in total, and, of these, 6 books were re-reads. 

In terms of format: were e-books, 1 was hardcover, 3 were paperback, and 3 were audiobooks. 

And as for genre, very broadly speaking, books were fantasy and 1 was short-story mythological retellings. Yeah, I’m on something of a fantasy kick right now – sorry/not sorry.

Onto the books themselves…

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Sabriel – Garth Nix

Rating: 5/5
Genre: fantasy; young-adult
Pages: 367
Read: 25th January – 1st February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 34)

The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

Rating: 5/5
Genre: fantasy
Pages: 434
Read: 1st – 6th February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 35); Book Riot Read Harder (#2)

Lirael – Garth Nix

Rating: 4/5
Genre: fantasy; young-adult
Pages: 527
Read: 2nd – 9th February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 45)

The Invasion of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

Rating: 4/5
Genre: fantasy
Pages: 528
Read: 6th – 11th February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 21); Mount TBR

Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

Rating: 4/5 (review)
Genre: re-telling; mythology
Pages: 265
Read: 12th – 13th February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 12)

Abhorsen – Garth Nix

Rating: 4/5
Genre: fantasy; young-adult
Pages: 396
Read:  9th – 17th February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 52)

The Fate of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

Rating: 3.75/5
Genre: fantasy
Pages: 478
Read: 11th – 19th February
Challenges fulfilled:  Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 10); Mount TBR

A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

Rating: 4.5/5
Genre: fantasy
Pages: 387
Read: 20th – 22nd February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 27)

A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab

Rating: 5/5
Genre: fantasy
Pages: 508
Read: 23rd – 25th February
Challenges fulfilled: Around the Year in 52 Books (Week 1)

So that was how my February reading went, it was a pretty decent month and I read some really great things and some new releases along with also getting to re-read the Old Kingdom trilogy which I used to adore when I was younger and (thankfully) still do now!

As far as what I’m currently reading, the main book I have on the go is A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab and it’s killing me (in the best way possible) because I just want all my babies to be happy! Is that too much to ask?! I have a feeling I am going to go on an emotional rollercoaster with this book since I’m only halfway through and I swear I’ve wanted to throw the book across the room several times already because of reasons.

So that was my month but how did your February reading go?
What was your favourite book you read this month?
Please do share in the comments below and let’s chat books!


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4 thoughts on “February 2017 | Wrap Up

  1. brenhinesbooks 01/03/2017 / 12:33

    I adore the Old Kingdom Trilogy! This has definitely made me want to re-read it again soon as I read it so many times when I was younger!

    • Emma 01/03/2017 / 14:15

      Me too! I would definitely encourage a re-read of the books, I loved them even more on re-read. :)

  2. Andie 01/03/2017 / 05:48

    I need to read the garth nix series. I have had the books on my shelves for over a year now.
    I read 16 books in February. My favorites were Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    • Emma 02/03/2017 / 10:53

      I would highly recommend the Old Kingdom trilogy, it was one of the first fantasy trilogies I read and I adored it – I still do, in fact! :)

      That’s a lot of books, well done on your February reading! I read We Should All Be Feminists recently too and found it really interesting. Such an important book that more people should read, and not that long either so no excuses haha.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment and happy reading!

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