March 3, 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2015


February. The much-maligned, long-even-though-it's-short, coldest, snowiest, and blergiest month. You'd think I'd like this month more than I do. After all, my birthday is in February! But no, I'm always more than happy to move on to March. 

Even though it's a tough month for other reasons, I did manage to read some great books:


The Wonders by Paddy O'Reilly

The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys

Golden State by Stephanie Kegan


Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

The Thing About Great White Sharks by Rebecca Adams Wright

Delicious Foods by James Hannaham


This House is Not for Sale by E.C. Osundu

Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander

The Wonder Garden by Lauren

I'm sad to report that I didn't read a single nonfiction book in February. WHAT? Hmph. That makes me feel a little grumpy.

Choosing a favorite feels as difficult as usual. I can't choose one because I was equally smitten with The Wonder Garden and Delicious Foods. You really need to get your hands on those two books.

Onward!

How was your month? What are you looking forward to reading in March?

32 comments:

  1. February: The Blergiest Month. That is how we must refer to it from now on.

    It's a nice problem to not be able to choose between two favorite books, isn't it? I'm off to make my tbr list cry a little bit more...:)

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    1. Yes, can we? :)

      I can't really complain about having to choose 2 faves, lol.

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  2. Wow, I want to read most of those books! I need more time!

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    1. Same here! Just one hour a day would be super helpful, lol.

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  3. I loved Etta and Otto and Russell and James!!

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    1. I did too! Quirky and funny and sweet AND moving :D

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  4. I really liked Golden State as well - it wasn't what I expected, but I think once I came to terms with that, it made me like it more. I've also added Delicious Foods to my "read before end of year" TBR list!

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    1. Golden State was one that I picked up and dove into without even reading the synopsis, lol. I had no idea what to expect and I was very happy with what I found!

      Delicious Foods was really, really good.

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  5. You probably the fastest reader I know -- well done on finishing all of those!

    I also was really taken with The Wonder Garden. I'll be keeping an eye out for your review.

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    1. I do tend to zip through a number of books ;) Oh wow, wasn't The Wonder Garden something?? I thought it was so well done!

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  6. Great reading month! I'm ready for warmer weather.

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    1. Thanks, it really was :D Oh my gosh, so am I. I don't ask for much but if I don't see some grass soon I might lose it!

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  7. I am so in love with the cover of The Wonders!

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    1. Isn't it funky?? It was another quirky, groovy read for me :D Different from anything I've read, that's for sure.

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  8. Jeez, you got a lot of reading done! I definitely want to check out Delicious Foods. And The Thing About Great White Sharks looks weeeeeird, seems like it might be for me.

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    1. I think you'd like both of those...I kind of think that everyone would. Should? Ha ha!

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  9. Oh Happy Belated Birthday! Ok, I need to look for your review of The Wonder Garden because I'm really intrigued by that one. Looks like had a fabulous month. I have the Etta & Otto book on my shelf but just haven't gotten to it. Here's to a great reading month in March!

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    1. Thanks :D I haven't written a review. Will I? Maybe. Lol, I'm not real great at those lately. Etta and Otto was really good too, so sweet. Here's to March, indeed! Have a great one :D

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  10. You did get some great reading in this month! I almost picked up Delicious Foods tonight, but I think I'm going to save it for a time when I don't have a pretty intense nonfiction book going, too.

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    1. It's probably good that you held off on Delicious Foods. It's intense (very) on its own! You will like it though, I'm almost sure of that.

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  11. You did great, a couple of those I'd like to read too.
    Happy March reading!

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    1. Thanks :D It was a really good month!

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  12. I am so out of the loop with what is coming out for fiction in the next few months -- I hardly recognize any of these titles! I'm glad February is done... but I sort of hate March... so we'll see!

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    1. The fiction has been hot and heavy around here, no lie. The bummer is that I haven't read a nonfiction in much too long! :/

      I know what you mean about March, it's not much more of a picnic than February. Is it spring yet?? ;)

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  13. I haven't read ANY of these...so I feel kind of weird. Hahahao. I love your gif though, for March! I want to use it but idk where :P
    Glad you had a good month, hope u get to read some nonfic in March! I'm reading an arc of Pagans -- it's really good I normally don't read nonfiction but I'm reading two. That and The Organic Artist. :)

    -Diamond @ Dee's Reads My Feb Wrap-Up

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    1. Don't feel weird! I read some weird stuff, lol. It's ME, it's not YOU ;) Ha ha.

      Oooh, Pagans. Just the title of that sounds interesting to me. I'm off to look it up. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. This is such a lovely-looking collection of books. I just wanna roll in 'em!

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    1. I do that sometimes. Don't tell anyone ;)

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  15. Great books! Hope March is as great reading-wise.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jillian :D I hope the same for you!

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  16. I've had my eye on Delicious Foods for a while now. I can't wait to try it out!

    Also, if "blergiest" isn't in the dictionary, it totally should be. :)

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    1. It's a good one, I promise :D

      Ha, I think so too! They really should let us take over the submissions department.

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