Favorites, stats, hauls & unhauls, and miscellany. Did I even buy books this month? Let’s get to it!
February felt like a slower reading month and March is going to be pretty vague TBR wise as I’ll be travelling from the 10th-29th and won’t be reading much.
February reading wrapup:
I finished 9 books. All of these reviews can be found on the blog using the search bar if you’re interested.
I was loyal to my TBR this month.
My favorite read was The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie but I feel bad for giving him two months in a row.
My favorite new to me/debut/new discovery author was definitely Kate J Armstrong, with her new book The Nightbirds
I also just absolutely disliked a few of the books I read in February, like The Hermes Protocol. I’m bordering a reading slump but I’ll recover overseas so it’s all good.
The breakdown was 5 fantasy, 2 sci-fi, one thriller, and one… Uh… badly reimagined mythology. I disliked The Song of Achilles too (thoughts coming🤣)
February fell way short of January here on the blog. It rebounded towards the end but my traffic sucks compared to everyone else so why do I even bother 🤷♀️ the most interesting thing though is most of my views are coming from search engines now so that’s something! Even funnier is that it’s my two main evergreen articles bringing the views in 🤣
Book un/hauls and spending
I’m tracking spending now to show y’all that commercialism isn’t necessary to do this. I did spend 27$ on audiobooks but I got eight through Chirp, on sale for a few dollars each and have no regrets.
I forgot my Kindle unlimited was due to start again and I meant to cancel it but ate that charge, and the audible trial. I bought NO physical or EBooks. So the two subscriptions plus the audiobooks, I’m out like 43$. KU is done in March, I don’t think it’s worth it.
I only had five books come in, two arcs and three giveaway wins. Thanks all ❤️ so all of that is on my TBR (see below)
I unhauled six books so I’m barely net negative for the month 😅. The only place I collected more books was free e-copies of indies, with some killer sales this month from Clayton Snyder among others
The last thing I did on here that I liked was a short and sweet article about bookish things making me cranky this month
How was you guys’ reading in February?
I won’t have much reading time so there are only three books on my TBR. If I blog a lot, it’ll likely be an excessively nerdy travelogue. I wrote one list about books based in London and their related landmarks, so stay tuned for my progress!
Celadon Books was nice enough to hook me up with a late ARC of Alex North’s new book The Angel Maker. I also have an audio code so look for that soon.
Sordaneon is for a blog tour and I’m starting it tonight!
Good Dog, Bad Cop will be a quick read and David Rosenfelt is always reliable for an entertaining mystery. Plus dogs. Thanks to Minotaur Books for that one ❤️
I also have one brunch interview planned for the 19th with LL Stephens!
I’m heading back to the UK (and already having a bad time with hotels) but I’m psyched to explore literary London, go to a British Sci fi convention, and see my sad nerd SO among other plans. It’ll be an adventure for sure.
I will be slow here during March but I’ll do my best to update all the cool bookish things as I go!
What’s on you guy’s TBR?