Reading Recap – February 2013

In 2013, I’m going to post a recap each month, talking about all of the books I read in that month. My goal is to read 60 books this year, which means five books a month. In February, my plan was to read the following 5 books: A Million Suns by Beth Revis, Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi, Hidden by PC and Kristin Cast, Dark Companion by Marta Acosta, and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. In addition, I’ve been listening to the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson on audio, in my car, whenever I have the opportunity.

How well did I stick to the plan?

What I read in February

Classic Fantasy Novel: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Esteemed Novel: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski Paranormal YA Novel: Hidden, by PC and Kristin Cast Sci-Fi YA Novel: A Million Suns, by Beth Revis

Sci-Fi YA Novel: Unremembered by Jessica Brody Paranormal YA Novel: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Paranormal YA Novel: Neferet's Curse by P.C. and Kristin Cast Epic Fantasy Novel: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Okay, so I didn’t exactly stick to the plan, but I still read more than I thought I would have time for in February, which is pretty cool. After A Million Suns, I decided to read Unremembered since my sister can an ARC of it in the mail. I brought it with me when I went out of town over the weekend and stupidly did NOT bring a second book with me. SO, once I finished Unremembered, I started reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on the Kindle app I have on my phone. I have a nice collection of Kindle books, but decided on that one since it seems to be one of the more popular ones.

Reading Challenge Updates

Here’s the progress I’ve made so far on my  reading challenges for 2013.

Book Bingo

BINGO! This month I didn’t get any BINGOs but I did make some progress. (See all my progress here.)

  • 2 books from my tbr pile (The Hobbit, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle)
  • 2 books that are part of a series (Hidden, A Million Suns)
  • 2 books released in 2013 (Unremembered, Neferet’s Curse)
  • 1 book that everyone has read but me (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
  • 1 book from tbr pile that is also part of a series (The Gathering Storm) – I haven’t decided whether I’ll count this as a TBR pile book or a series book, for the Bingo card.

Debut Author Challenge

None this month, but hopefully I’ll make up for that in March. (See all my progress here.)

Seriously Series

I made progress on a few series this month: House of Night, Across the Universe, and The Wheel of Time. I can’t cross any of these completely off yet, but soon! (See all my progress here.)

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9 thoughts on “Reading Recap – February 2013

    • Why, thank you; I hope you do too!

      Ohh, I definitely recommend finishing the Hobbit when you can. It’s a pretty quick read, and it was a fun adventure. :)

      I love the Wheel of Time. Especially listening to it on audio. I’m on book 12 of 13 (not including the prequel!) and it’s been a long, long journey. I think I might cry when it’s over.

      • I should definitely finish The Hobbit before the second movie comes out at the end of the year! I did enjoy it up to the part I did read.
        I’m glad you’re enjoying The Wheel of Time! I’ve heard good things about it from a friend of mine. He really liked it. Awww if you cry after the series is over make sure you have some Ice Cream and Chocolate! I had to have some cake and ice cream when one Richard Armitage died (The guy who plays Thorin in The Hobbit) in this show I watch called Spooks. It was heartbreaking lol.

  1. I love this recap! And the challenges you have for yourself this year. I’m going to have to check out this BINGO you’ve linked to though – I haven’t heard of that one! While you didn’t stick to your February plan, it does look like it was still quite successful!

    • I have to tell you, I love the Bingo challenge. It is so much fun crossing off those Bingo squares! (I think I just like crossing things off lists.) If you decide to take it up, too, I’m looking forward to seeing your progress. :)

  2. Looks like a great month for February! I have to say, mine was far less productive. However, looks like you got lots of reading in. I’m behind on the House of Night series, I kind of lost steam with it, which is annoying… Still, I hope to return someday soon to it. Maybe over summer. Oooh, how’s the Wheel of Time series? That’s definitely a long series to start cracking with! :)

    • Yeah, House of Night… I’m just ready for it to be over, lol!

      The Wheel of Time series… It’s LONG, and it’s been many years since I first got into it. I suggest that if you want to read it, go the audiobook route. The narrators are amazing (even if some pronunciations are inconsistent over the entire series). I had to read a couple of the books on actual paper, and it took forever for me to get through them. Doesn’t help that they were part of the “slump” in the series, which made them kinda drag on and not go very far. But overall, I adore the series, and I absolutely LOVE what Brandon Sanderson has done with the final 3 books. :)

      • I’m glad to hear that, I know he’s taken over the series for the end, since I bought Elantris his own book and I know he has his own series. I haven’t really done audio before, but maybe for such long books that might be best! :)

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