February was such a busy month. I got a full time gig and that put a lot of pressure on me. To read about how I coped, or not, tune in Monday for my Monthly reflections. But until then, let’s get started on this monthly wrap up.
Books Read: 33
So this month was a pretty busy month for me -reading wise. Until my new job started, instead of taking it easy and relaxing, I decided to push myself to read as much as I possibly could. Not smart. Do not do this if you have a chance. Almost all the books I read this month were arcs. This is because my review schedule is out of control and to keep ahead I’ve had to only read arcs really. I’m sorry. Some of them are already published which I asked for, like The Tethered Mage.
The other things I did were listen to audiobooks. I finished two audiobooks this month, Song of Achilles and Outrun the Moon. Both were astounding and stunning so don’t make me chose. I will not. I’ll fight you first. These were wonderfully read and the stories were emotional for so many reasons. All the feels. I also read a bunch of poetry this month, which I normally don’t do. But I had some arcs that needed to be read. I participated in two blog tours, Knock and The Night Diary (which hasn’t gone live yet, but I read the arcs for these).
I was able to read some of my most anticipated books, The Heart Forger, and some of my earliest arcs, Daughters of the Storm. I can’t link many of these because I’m ahead. Because I’ve been keeping up the pace, reading in all my free time, and writing reviews all weekend long, I have a lead time of two weeks. And I need it. I have some giant books I want to get to, and I hope that I can keep up this pace. I also tried to read highly anticipated arcs while reading different arcs. This was foolhardy. Did I try it? Yes. Did I succeed? Yes. Was it foolhardy nonetheless? Absolutely.
Don’t even make me pick my favorite book of the month. It’s entirely cruel to ask me to do so. Oh wait, you still want to know? You want to put me through the bitter agony of looking through all these books? I knew it.
Book of the Month
Alright you get a top three. Mostly because that still is like picking the best of each set of eleven. Also because wow, picking is hard and I don’t even want to do my yearly round up. Last years round up was a pathetic joke.
Chaotic Good: This book just hit me at exactly the right moment. I needed to hear it in both a sad way, but also a happy way.