February : My Month in Review

Posted On 1 March 2019

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February – well, what can I say – it feels incredibly short doesn’t it?  It’s been a good month though, the weather has been lovely, I’ve been busy and I’ve also read 9 books.  I have a post scheduled tomorrow and then two SPFBO books to follow.  Here are my books this month:

Books read:  this month = 9

  1. Fog Season by Patrice Sarath
  2. The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons
  3. Thornbound (The Harwood Spellbook #2) by Stephanie Burgis
  4. The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor
  5. White Stag by Kara Barbieri
  6. Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter
  7. The Anointed by Keith Ward (one of the SPFBO finalists) – review to follow
  8. Bound by Mark Lawrence – review to follow
  9. Symphony of the Wind by Steven McKinnon – review to follow

My month in covers is here.

What’ve you been reading??

Backlist books


Unfinished series completed:


Books Bought: 

I couldn’t resist An Elegy of Heroes – look at that gorgeous cover!

  1. An Elegy of Heroes: The Agartes Epilogues Complete Trilogy (Books 1-3) by K.S. Villoso (bought in January)
  2. City of the Lost (Rockton Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong
  3. A Darkness Absolute (Rockton Book 2) by Kelley Armstrong

Review Books:

Now, this list does make it look as though I’ve been very bad – BUT – to be honest these books are spread fairly evenly over the forthcoming months and there are some excellent titles on here that I’m really excited to pick up:

  1. The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy 3) by Jen Williams
  2. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  3. The Red-Stained Wings by Elizabeth Bear
  4. Emily Eternal by M. G. Wheaton
  5. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  6. The True Queen by Zen Cho
  7. The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
  8. Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine
  9. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  10. The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris
  11. Council by Snorri Kristjansson
  12. Westside by WM Akers
  13. Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik


Cover compare:

I like both covers to be honest but the first is my favourite.  I just like the framing and the colours.

White is your favourite?

Hope you’ve all had a good month.


19 Responses to “February : My Month in Review”

  1. sjhigbee

    Oh I’m with you – that cover for The Kingdom of Copper is gorgeous and i’ve recently finished reading the book and loved it:)).

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh, that’s good to hear – I’ve just started.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    And – what I also meant to add is that I think you have had a fab February!

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh nice, I think you’ll be pleased with the Kelley Armstrong Rockton books, if you enjoy thrillers!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do enjoy thrillers and I liked your reviews so I just went for it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Greg

    I liked Polaris rising for the most part and the Rockton books are favorites of mine. Elegy does have an amazing cover! Also Never-Contented Things has me most curious!

    Yay for a great month!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – glad to hear you mostly enjoyed Polaris Rising – that’s my next book.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Maryam (@thecurioussffreader)

    The new Guy Gavriel Kay sounds amazing! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’ve not read the author before so I’m really looking forward to it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’ve placed Polaris Rising in my reading queue, since I keep hearing good things about it, and it will be perfect for the day I will feel like some entertaining adventure… 🙂

  7. waytoofantasy

    Looks like a solid month with lots of great stuff upcoming in the next few months! I love both covers for The Kingdom of Copper although I think I’m partial to the US cover (but I like the UK cover for the first book…). Have a great March, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, lots of good books to look forward to.
      Hope you have a great March too.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I again only managed to finish two – albeit quite big – books in February: the challenging The Story of Reality by Gregory Koukl for my church’s book club and then the super fun Origin by Dan Brown, the latest Robert Langdon adventure. Thanks to your heads-up, I have also requested a copy of Council by Snorri Kristjansson, so fingers crossed I get a copy! Happy March reading – I am thinking I should treat myself to some lighter, shorter reads this month! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Short light reads sound good, always good to have a plan.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Kirstie Ellen

    Looks like an awesome month of reading! I also read White Stag last month and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read more books by Barbieri!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did have a good month tbh and yes, I will look forward to more books by Barbieri too.
      Lynn 😀

  10. imyril

    I find it hard to pick between the Daevabad covers – it’s one of those rare series where I like the artwork on both sides of the Atlantic 🙂

    I’m very excited about The Poison Song and The True Queen, but all your review list looks pretty tasty – happy reading!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know, there are so many good books coming up – I’m very excited.
      Lynn 😀

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