My month: Oh, what to say about February? It went by really fast, even though it is only 2-3 days shorter. It has been a good month for me.
My blog month: Because of the not so great January, where I had to take a break from the blog. My motivation to write blog posts has been down. That is why there has been fewer blog posts this month, only ca 2 per week. I’m also really behind on some posts, that should have already been up; like reviews etc. The motivation is hopefully starting to get back.
My reading month: Even though I have had a blog slump this month, I have been really enjoying reading. So in February I have finished a total of 9 books, I can’t believe it! It is probably a new personal record. I also DNF 1 book. 0 of the books on my list fits the Beat The Backlist Challenge.
I read a total of 2244 pages this month.
WHAT I READ
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
Book 4 in A Series of Unfortunate Events
This book is one of my least favorite in this series. I don’t know why, it just wasn’t as good as the previous 3 books. 3 stars
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
Book 5 in A Series of Unfortunate Events
Going from my least favorite book, to one of my favorite in the series. I really like this one, because of the introduction to Duncan and Isadora Quagmire. 4 stars
The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
Book 6 in A Series of Unfortunate Events
This series is starting to become a bit repetative now, but I still enjoyed this book. 3.5 stars
The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
Book 7 in A Series of Unfortunate Events
I feel the same with this one as the previous book. 3.5 stars
So far, this series is great. The 3 first books was definitely the best, but I have had a fun time reading all of the books. I love how this series is written, I think it is so funny and very different from other books I have read.
The Girl From Old Nichol by Betty Annand
Originally posted on my Goodreads account: I DNF this book at 25%. This book just didn’t grab me, and I got bored of the story very quickly. I didn’t really care about what happened to the main character after she left London. I found the beginning a bit interesting, to read about how it was growing up and life in the slums in old London. After she left London I didn’t care how the story went, and I choose to DNF this book. I don’t think this book is a bad book and I haven’t anything negative to say about it, it just wasn’t for me. It might grab other people more than it did for me. 2 stars
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Book 3 in The Gentleman Bastards
OMG! WOW! BRAVO! Scott Lynch did it again. This book was just absolutely fantastic, I’m IN LOVE! He has made a beautiful and incredible story for the 3rd time. As you might know by now, this book series The Gentleman Bastards is my favorite fantasy series of all time. Go read it now! Please! 5+ stars
REVIEW LINK: The Lies of Locke Lamora, book 1 in The Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch.
Final Girls by Riley Sager
This was a good thriller book, I enjoyed reading it. It started out a bit slow, but the last half of the book was very exciting and nerve wracking. Review will be up soon. 3.5 stars
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Book 3 in Red Rising
This is the last book in the dystopian series, Red Rising. I love this book, and I’m so sad to say goodbye to this world and the characters. This was an excellent ending to an excellent and intense series. When I say it was intense, I mean INTENSE! I want more books set in this world. I know the author is writing another series set in the same universe, named Iron Gold. I can’t wait for it to be published. I highly recommend this series, especially if you are into the dystopian genre. 4 stars
REVIEW LINK: Red Rising, book 1 in the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. LINK
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
This was an incredible interesting book. I love learning about the universe, physics and the different scientific theories. I must admit I didn’t grasp and understood everything we learn in this book. I think I need to read it one more time to fully understand everything. I listened to this as an audiobook, and everything moved forward very quickly. That might have been parts of the problem. With listening to the audiobook, you can’t go back and read thing twice, and you cant’t stop and think in the same way you can if you are reading the written book. The theme and what we learn in this book is super interesting to me, and I definitely would read again. 4.5 stars
Books I didn’t manage to finish in January: The Snow Child 43% read – The Book of Strange New Things 5% read