March 1, 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2014


What I read in February:


Winger by Andrew Smith

* A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh


The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert

The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

* The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan


* Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

* This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler


A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Family Pictures by Jane Green

Wake by Anna Hope

*Nonfiction

Well, lookee here. I kinda read a lot this month. I didn't expect that since I read a few chunksters and have been busy with school. I guess this goes to show that I will let NOTHING GET IN THE WAY OF MY READING! (Except for those months when I get sucked into some series on Netflix.)

Picking favorites is so HARD. But I'll do it. For you. I hope you're happy!

My favorite nonfiction was The Worst Hard Time. I should really stop complaining about the amount of snow we're buried under. It could be dirt. The people who lived through that time are heroes. Seriously.

My favorite fiction was Shotgun Lovesongs. It's raw, it's real, and it's like a love letter to my home state. Beautiful!

What was your favorite February read?

Here's to an amazing March!

28 comments:

  1. Shotgun Lovesongs was definitely my second favorite this month, totally loved that book. I so want to know more about the possible Bon Iver connection!

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    1. Hooray! I hope he writes more and more books set here. :D I did a bit of research into that connection. There wasn't much of one, lol. They are from the same town but hadn't spoken in eons. Still...great book!

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  2. The Worst Hard Time is on my reading list. I read Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse also about the dust bowl and could practically taste the dust. One of these days.

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    1. I'll have to look up that Hesse. I love nonfiction and I'm always on the hunt for another :D I hope you're able to get to The Worst Hard Time soon, it's fantastic!

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  3. Lots of new titles up there for me. Enjoyed Wake too, even with the ending, which I know didn't bother you at all, lol. Divergent and Insurgent are my favorites for February!

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    1. I hope you put them all on your tbr list, Jennine ;) I haven't read Divergent yet...maybe one day?? Too many books!

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  4. Wow, that is a lot of reading! I read bits of Hyperbole and a Half, but didn't finish before I had to return it to the library. I really need to get it out again.

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    1. Right? I honestly didn't think I'd read that much. I hope you get H &H from the library again. It's hilarious!

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  5. Some great titles there! Happy March reading!

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    1. Thanks! I can't complain about one of them, that's a great month of reading :D

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  6. This is one awesome month of reading! I want to read Hyperbole and a Half... and about 10 others up on your list. LOL

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    1. Thanks :D It really was a pretty awesome month. There wasn't a dud among them! Hyperbole is a laugh out loud sort of read, hope you get to it!

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  7. Holy crap, Wonderwoman! That is AWESOME that you read so many books and juggled school. Wooo!

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    1. I don't know how long I'm going to be able to keep this pace up. I'm starting to lose my mind, lol.

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  8. I second the recommendation for Out of the Dust. The Worst Hard Time is one of my favorite nonfiction reads.

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    1. I'm going to have to request that one from my library, for sure!!

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  9. Yay! You've got your reading mojo back! It's great tat you've found the balance, I'm attempting to do the same thing of late so I can get more reading done.
    I read a novel by Jane Green this past week and was a bit iffy about it. I didn't really like it until I was about half way through. It was my first experience reading one of her novels but I think I'd like to give another a go...
    Happy Reading for March!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. It turns out we both read the same book however they have different titles, I think maybe US and UK, I'm not too sure because I read it as The Accidental Husband. Anywho, how was your reading experience with the book?
      :-)

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    2. Why, oh why do they do that different title thing?? It confuses us readers! :D I do think the UK title is more fitting. It was a decent book. I liked the plot better than the writing.

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    3. I actually wrote that in my notes, preferring the plot concept over the execution of it. I think I'll try one of her earlier books next because I hear better things about those.
      I agree with the title thing, this is my second book this year that has a title change for UK and US readers.
      :-)

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  10. Wow not only did you read a lot but you've read some really good books too. I loved Wake and I really want to read The Weight of Blood.

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    1. Thanks! I'm very happy with the books I read this month. Most of them were quite excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better month of reading!

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  11. You read an absolute ton in february. And Shotgun Lovesongs was your favorite? Hmm. I'm going to write my review later today and i think i won't be as praise filled as you. Oh well.

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    1. I'll have to check out your Shotgun Lovesongs review. I know it hasn't been as big of a hit with other readers as it has been with me. I think the setting really swayed me. It reads so realistic to life in my neck of the woods :D

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  12. Looks like a fantastic month! I really enjoyed Wake, and tons of these books are on my TBR list!

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    1. It WAS a fantastic month! Hooray! I hope you dig all the books on your TBR pile!

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  13. I am logging The Worst Hard Time and The Last Enchantments to my To Read list right now. These are both new on my radar and I look forward to reading your thoughts on them. As always, your reading selection is amazing!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. Ohhh good, Rebecca! I really hope you enjoy them both, I sure did!

      Thanks so much :D

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