Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Wrap-up

It's the end of February already! I felt like the entire month rushed past me. But here we are at the end of it and here is how my month went in terms of reading, blogging and booktubing...

Books read in February:

1. No More Confessions by Louise Rozett (5 stars)
2. The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (4 stars)
3. The Blood List by Sarah Naughton (4 stars)
4. Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau (4 stars)
5. The Illusionists by Laure Eve (4 stars)
6. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver (5 stars)
7. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (5 stars)
8. The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski (4 stars)
9. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (3 stars)
10. Deception by CJ Redwine (4 stars)
11. Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers (5 stars)
12. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (4 stars)
13. Hero by Samantha Young (3 stars)
14. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (4 stars)

Total for February: 14

Total for 2015: 28

My main reading focus for February was reading books in series I'd already started but had fallen behind with. My initial goal was to complete 8 series or to read 10 books in a series. Of which I came close to completing! 9 books read, 7 series caught up with. I'm happy with that.

Aside from FinishItFeb, I think I did okay with reading overall.  It was kind of a slow month for me anyway what with the disruption of half-term, but I did manage to squeeze in some other reading as well with The Blood List, Vanishing Girls and Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, all of which were amazing! But what was my favourite book I read during the month of February?

February Book of the month:

No More Confessions by Louise Rozett

When I think of the books I've read this month, this book stands out to me. It's very emotional, being the third and final book in the series but I've just loved the entire story and its characters and their relationships so much that I read this book and it broke my heart ten million times. Love Rose and Jamie and Angelo and everybody. I'm sad to see the end of their stories.

British Books Challenge and UKYA in 2015:

British Books Challenge - Link your February reviews
UKYA in February 2015

Interview with Eve Ainsworth author of Seven Days
Cover reveal: House of Windows by Alexia Casale
Blog Tour: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
Interview with Sarah Alderson, author of Conspiracy Girl

Lots of amazing things happened this month in terms of UKYA in 2015! I loved being a part of the Seven Days, The Sin Eater's Daughter and Conspiracy Girl blog tours! They were all amazing and I had a great time. And I cry every time I click on the review link-up pages for the British Books Challenge. You were all awesome in what you're doing.

But my favourite thing this month has been sharing the cover reveal for House of Windows by Alexia Casale. That was a great day!

Author Spotlights

Sarah Alderson

Only one Author spotlight this month! I had another one planned but I didn't quite find the time to finish it and post it.

Books reviewed in February:

My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Me and Mr J by Rachel McIntyre
Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton
Stung by Joss Stirling
The Blood List by Sarah Naughton
Conspiracy Girl by Sarah Alderson
Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Only 9 books reviewed this month. The first part of the month focused so much on other types of posts that it wasn't until 10 days into the month before I had posted my first review. And I always find it interesting to see how many reviews I post on my blog a month and how this compares to how many other book bloggers post. I find it all very fascinating.

Other posts in February:

UKYA Blogger Awards

Student/Teacher Relationships in YA
Interview with Sarah Naughton #UKYAExtravaganza
UKYA Series I Haven't (Yet) Started
Blog tour: A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab - Veronica's Favourite Literary Travellers

I feel like I pulled back a little on the other posts this month. Or maybe it's just been a shorter month? I'm not really sure. Either way, I'm okay with the content appearing on the blog this month! I hope you have been as well.

Booktube videos in February:

Interview with Eve Ainsworth, author of Seven Days
Quiz Time! Featuring E and The Littlest
Rematch! Quiz Time featuring E and The Littlest
February Book Haul
March TBR

Why Michelle loves the Blood of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa
Michelle abandons books

Bah. If any of you saw the children's quizzes I posted this month you'll understand why I say that: BAH.

Progress in my reading challenges

LGBT Challenge in 2015:

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Total for February: 1
Total for 2015: 6

I'm really sad that I only read one book that counts towards the LGBT challenge this month. I did start another book which would have counted, but I didn't quite get a chance to complete it. I'm hoping that a lot of next month's reading will reflect higher numbers!

And if you're interested, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda was amazing! Definitely look out for it when it is published in April!

British Books Challenge 2015:

The Blood List by Sarah Naughton
The Illusionists by Laure Eve
Hero by Samantha Young

Total for February: 3
Today for 2015: 8

Again, because of my focus on #FinishItFeb this number is also quite low. I have at least 10 titles on my planned reading pile for March that are books written by British authors so hopefully this time next month I'll have a very different report for you!

I filmed a video for my British Books Challenge wrap-up for February as I thought my reading plan for the rest of the month was set. Only I cheated and read another book that fits for the challenge. It wasn't that good, so I'm not that bothered :)

What was your favourite book(s) read in February?


  1. Good to see you had a successful reading month and got caught up with your series reading, I think that is going to form at least part of my reading for March.

    1. Thanks, Darren! I did have a lot of fun with it :) Good luck doing the same!


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