Wednesday, March 01, 2017

BOOKS READ IN FEBRUARY








Despite the shorter number of days I had a stellar reading month: 11 books. It did help that many were excellent, that it was rainy and cloudy and cold almost all month, and that hubby was gone on business for the last week. Odd for me, I read four non-fiction books, three of which were reading group picks. I so wanted to finish the 1962 list for My Big Fat Reading Project, but I did not quite make it. I only have three to go so I will finish that list in March for sure.

Stats: 11 read. 7 fiction. 2 sci fi/speculative/fantasy. 5 by women. 4 non-fiction. 3 from My Big Fat Reading Project. 1 translated. 2 for Tournament of Books.

Favorites: Version Control, All the Birds in the Sky, The Time of the Doves, The Gods of Tango and Do Not Say We Have Nothing. (That is a lot of favorites! No wonder it felt like such a good month.)
Least favorite: The Day the World Came to Town.


And the books were:

10 comments:

  1. Well Judy, my reading list for February was HUGE...one book...
    hahaha... have a great day :)

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    1. Oh my. I can't wait to read your review!

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  2. Here's to many more great reading months to come! :-)

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    1. Thanks Carmen. Same to you!

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  3. A great stack of books! That's a lot of nonfiction for you, ha! I'm the one who's supposed to be reading Madelein Thien as she won the Giller Prize for it in the North Country. You seem to have liked it right? For some reason I've been intimidated by the looks of it... yet I'm interested in books about the Cultural Revolution - My favorite being Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng.

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    1. Yes, it is strange how so much nonfiction has crept into my reading. I loved Do Not Say We Have Nothing, but my reading group did not except for one other person. It has a lot about music in it: playing, performing, composing, which could be daunting for someone who has not had classical music in their life experience. But you sure get a huge dose of Cultural Revolution too. I will check out the other one you mention.

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  4. You had a good month Judy. I've only read Between the World and Me (wow-eye opener) but, I do have Lying on the Couch - it's been on my shelves for a while.

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    1. Both of the books you mention were eye openers, though in very different ways.

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  5. Sounds like you had a good month of reading. My February was good too and my favourite read was the classic A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

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    1. Yes we both did have good reading in February. Your post reminded me that I still have never read A Tale of Two Cities!

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