Sunday, March 03, 2013

February Reading Reflections

Is it just me or does the year seem to be going really, really quickly! Summer is officially over and autumn is here although the hot weather remains! In other ways though, it doesn't seem that quick. I looked at the list of books I read this month and found myself wondering if I really did read the first few books in February because it feels like ages ago to me!

February was a really big reading month for me in terms of number of books read. I don't really know why other than the fact that I had a couple of weekends where I did nothing but read. Not going to be able to do that as much over the coming couple of months.

Here's what I read:

The Wedding Party by Robyn Carr 4/5
Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller 3.5
The Best Man by Kristin Higgins 5/5
The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts 3.5/5
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth 4.5/5
Night Music by Jojo Moyes 3/5
15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver 4/5
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh 4/5
Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley /54
Valentine's Dates by Rhiann Cahill 3.5/5
A Basic Renovation  by Sandra Antonelli 4.5/5
Venetia by Georgette Heyer 4.5/5
Fast Forward by Juliet Madison 4/5
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall 3/5
Lifesaving for Beginners by Ciara Geraghty 4/5
Addicted by Charlotte Stein 4/5
The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart 4/5
Fables: Wolves by Bill Willingham 4.5/5
The Little Russian by Susan Sherman 4.5/5
Reconstructing Jackson by Holly Bush 4/5
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 5/5 (Reread)
One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming 4.5/5
Poppy Comes Home by Gabrielle Wang 3.5/5
Beach House No. 9 by Christie Ridgway 4/5
Bungalow Nights by Christie Ridgway 4/5
The Love Shack by Christie Ridgway 4/5
Kiss the Bride Anthology 4/5
Wild Man by Kristen Ashley 4/5
Tart by Lauren Dane 4/5
Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons 3/5
Law Man by Kristen Ashley 4/5

I had two 5/5 reads this month which is quite unusual. I don't know about you but I grade a book as soon as I have finished it. Some times that means that a couple of days later I might think about it a bit more and want to change my grade a little but I never actually do. The grade is a reflection of exactly what I thought of the book at the time I finished it. If I did change my grades though, I would probably have changed The Best Man to a rating of 4.5/5 but on the day I finished reading it, it was just what I needed to read. The Jojo Moyes is totally still a 5/5 read, even taking into consideration the fact that this was a reread.

Challenge updates:

Australian Women Writer's Challenge

Valentine's Dates, A Basic Renovation, Fast Forward, Poppy Comes Home

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - I am only counting Australian authors for this challenge this year.

Poppy Comes Home, Bitter Greens

What's in a Name

The Wedding Party

Currently Reading

Aussie Rules by Jill Shalvis, Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear and listening to Tuscan Rose by Belinda Alexandra

Up Next

A Winter's Tale by Trisha Ashley or The Turncoat by Donna Thorland.


  1. Awesome month for you. Happy March reading!

  2. Wow that's a lot of books you read. I'll have to read a Jojo Moyes novel as I have not read her. Enjoy your Autumn!

  3. What a great reading month you've had! I hope March is a month filled with good books. Happy reading.

  4. Me Before You was my husband's favorite read in February--he loved it!

  5. I'm always jealous of the amount you read! I downloaded (legally- it was iBooks' free book of the week ) my first Kristan Higgins book last week and am looking forward to reading it soon.

  6. Wow what an awesome reading month. I'm hoping that as our seasons turn the other way (why is it still snowing if spring is around the corner?), I'll have more time to read. Ha!

  7. It is definitely going quickly! You have an impressive reading list this month - I am glad you loved Bitter Greens - I thought you might!

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