My Bookish Month of February 2024

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

I ended January on a bit of a low note, feeling tired and under the weather. I was hoping February would be better, but alas, I was fatigued all through the month. I’m sure the lack of sunshine didn’t help, nor the bouts of insomnia, although even when I slept for eight hours straight, I woke up exhausted. Much of the month passed in a sort of daze and I often felt like I was running behind on literally everything. A month I’m happy to see the back of!

Sometimes I still have a fab bookish month despite crappy health, in February that was not the case. I struggled with reading, I had the attention span of a gnat and I got bored easily. The numbers are not that bad, but my overall reading enjoyment was not great. In February, it took a special kind of book to capture my attention and keep it, so take note of the books below, I did not make it easy for them ๐Ÿ˜…

Honourable mentions to Two Twisted Crowns, Devil’s Breath, Grito del silencio (Silent Scream), The Good Daughter and The Teacher, but these were my favourite reads of the month:

In figures February looks like this:

Novels: 5447 pages across 16 books and one novella
Audiobooks: 53 hours across 8 books and one novella

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

What I read:

Two Twisted Crowns, Rachel Gillig
Just Add Nature, Rebecca Frank (review to follow)
The Traitors, C.A. Lynch
Courier, Zoe Rosi
100 Words for Rain, Alex Johnson (review to follow)
The Escape Room, L.D. Smithson (review to follow)
Terroristenjager. In het hart van de Speciale Eenheden, Lionel D. & Annemie Bultรฉ
Devil’s Breath, Jill Johnson
Grito del silencio (Silent Scream), Angela Marsons
The Good Daughter, Laure Van Rensburg
The Last Passenger, Will Dean
100 Ways to Stay Calm
The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder, C.L. Miller (review to follow)
Crocodile Tears, Mercedes Rosende
Beasts of War, Ayana Gray
Gingerbread, Robert Dinsdale
Rawblood, Catriona Ward

What I listened to:

All My Darkest Impulses, Lisa Unger
The Housekeepers, Alex Hay
Frank and Red, Matt Coyne
Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Backyard Chickens and the People Who Love Them, Tove Danovich
The Diamond Eye, Kate Quinn
An Honest Lie, Tarryn Fisher
The Teacher, Freida McFadden
Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Grand Hotel, Scott Kenemore

What I read earlier but reviewed in February:

Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead, Jenny Hollander
What We Did In the Storm, Tina Baker
Fathomfolk, Eliza Chan
The Descent, Paul E. Hardisty
Crow Moon, Suzy Aspley
Death Flight, Sarah Sultoon

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

A modest and digital only haul of four 99p deals, three NetGalley DRCs and one blog tour DRC:

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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