February: My Month in Review

Posted On 29 February 2016

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February came and went – 1/6th of the year flown by already.  Of course February is a short month and I was away for a few days in Sicily – which was ace.  I hope your February was a good one.  What was your favourite read?  Here’s my month in review:

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. The Complete Double Dead by Chuck Wendig
  2. The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  3. Nelly Dean by Alison Case
  4. What Remains of Heroes by David Benem
  5. Blood Rush by Ben Galley
  6. Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey
  7. The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  8. When you Give an Imp a Penny by Henry L Herz
  9. The Silver Tide by Jen Williams
  10. Speak by Louisa Hall
  11. Black City Saint by Richard A Knaak

Backlist books

None this month- March and April – I will catch up!  I can do this.

Unfinished series completed:

None this month – ditto the above.

Books Bought:

  1. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Review Books (loads to look forward to in March!): (with links to Goodreads synopsis)

  1. The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney
  2. Eleanor by Jason Gurley
  3. Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon
  4. The Silent Army by James A Moore
  5. Fellside by M R Carey
  6. Snakewood by Adrian Selby
  7. The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
  8. Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Cover Spotlight (I detect a theme):

US or UK cover: I think both of these are lovely but I prefer the UK version overall:


Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!  I’ve not done very well the past two months but that’s because I overfaced myself a little I think!  I’m trying to be a bit more careful now so hopefully March and April I will catch up – although, the best laid plans, yada yada…

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday)

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Breaking the Spine where every week we get to shine the spotlight on a book that we’re looking forward to.

Announced two readalongs for March:

  1. Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey, details to follow
  2. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuide details here.  Hope you join in – I think this is going to be a great UF series to be involved in and this is a great way to get on board.

The SPFBO concluded and it was very close!  The results are here and I will do a wrap up post during the week.

22 Responses to “February: My Month in Review”

  1. jenclair

    I just finished The Wolf in the Attic and am eager to hear what others think about it. I’ve been pondering it for a couple of days now.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oooh, that sounds intriguing. I’m hoping that means it’s a thought provoking book!
      I’ve not started it yet but I like the sound of it so I’m hoping for goodness.
      Lynn 😀

  2. jessicabookworm

    I have to agree with you, the UK cover for Eleanor is much more atmospheric and slightly creepy (in a good way).

    February certainly is a short month although a little longer this year. The month flew by for me however I had a much better reading time; reading more than double what I read in January! Looks like February has been a good month for you too. I wish you more happy reading in March 🙂

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Catching up with our backlists can be difficult, especially when some backlists have backlists of their own! It never ends… 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Backlists with backlists – lol. The neverending story of the tbr – it could be a book title (to infinity and beyond!)
      Lynn 😀

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I also have Eleanor on tap to read soon! 🙂

  5. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    WOW…. who is the artist that did Dragon Hunters?!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – that cover is fantastic isn’t it! There are two different covers but that one is definitely my favourite. I will have to find out who the artist was.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I have to really make an effort to read backlist books, it’s something I really want to do! And wow, just when I thought the cover of Eleanor couldn’t get more melancholy and sad, this is the first time I’ve seen the UK cover! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love that cover – it really drew me to it. Looking forward to that one. Have you read it already?

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