My Bookish Month of February 2023

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

While January seemed to last about a year, February lasted about three days. Seriously, I have no idea where time went, or I, for that matter, where did I go, what did I get up to, I remember nothing! For the record, I was stone cold sober all month! I did feel a little under the weather for quite a while, and the hubby even more so. And our cat Mel (thanks for all the well-wishes last month!) is still on his meds but his health is still not quite what it should be. Yeah, we’re a pretty sorry lot ๐Ÿ™ˆ

My bookish month was a bit rocky. I read / listened to ten books before I finally had my first five-star read (thank the bookish gods for C.J. Tudor!) and there were a few books that I probably should have DNF’d. Luckily, things picked up as the month progressed and I did end on a high note.

Honourable mentions to The Marriage Act, The Ninth Child and The Year of Living Danishly but these were my favourite reads of the month:

In figures February looks like this:

Novels: 6161 pages across 18 books
Audiobooks: 62 hours across 10 audiobooks

And hereโ€™s what I did in February and some of what I’ll be posting in March:

What I read:

Freeze, Kate Simants
La Selecciรณn, Kiera Cass
The Marriage Act, John Marrs
The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind, Jackson Ford
The Good Mother, Lizzie Fry
A Good House for Children, Kate Collins
The Drift, C.J. Tudor
The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell
The Cellar, John Nicoll
365 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Cat, Peter Scottsdale
The Ninth Child, Sally Magnusson
Death of a Bookseller, Alice Slater (review to follow)
Infinite, Brian Freeman
The Whispering Muse, Laura Purcell
The Company, J.M. Varese (review to follow)
Gone, edited by Stephen J. Golds
Looking Glass Sound, Catriona Ward (review to follow)
The Beach, Alex Garland

What I listened to:

If We Were Villains, M. L. Rio
We Had to Remove This Post, Hanna Bervoets
Juniper & Thorn, Ava Reid
Reluctant Immortals, Gwendolyn Kiste
The Girls in the Attic, Marius Gabriel
Blackstone Fell, Martin Edwards
Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist, Ed Patrick
The Villa, Rachel Hawkins
In The Blink of An Eye, Jo Callaghan
The Cinder Path, Catherine Cookson

What I read earlier but reviewed in February:

Liberation Street, Laurence Westwood
Make Me Clean, Tina Baker

I also shared an excerpt from Expectant by Vanda Symon and The Forcing by Paul E. Hardisty.

Letโ€™s have a look at the books that landed on my lap in February:

A rather quiet month with a highly anticipated pre-ordered hardcover, two paperbacks for the Orenda collection and a book I’d been eyeing for a while and decided to snap up last week:

Two 99p deals, three NetGalley eARCs and four eARCs courtesy of Orenda Books:

I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx

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