Back on Another Novel Read, I had a couple of posts that I did each month: TBR Tuesday, where I laid out my reading plan for the coming month; and Reading Recap, where I looked back on what I read the previous month and compared it to the plan I’d made. Now that ‘m on a group blog and thus need to condense my content into more relevant and reasonable chunks, I’ve decided to combine these two into one monthly post called Slowly Surfacing. (This, of course, is in regards to the fact that at the beginning of the year I confessed that I’m drowning in my own TBR piles.)
What I Read in February
- Books: 3
- Audiobooks: 4
- Comics & Graphic Novels: 13
- Novellas & Short Stories: 2
This might look like a lot, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. In the grand scheme here, it appears I only read three full books in February. Let me be clear: audiobooks certainly count as actual, full books. But for me, they are bonus. I read them when I’m driving, during a time when I otherwise would not be able to read. So by “full books” I mean books that I read during my actual “reading time.”
The comics and graphic novels? I mean, I guess they count, but let us note that none of these were anywhere near my TBR lists! I snapped up MtG Theros on NetGalley, and it was a really quick read. And sure, I read 12 volumes of Attack on Titan, which sounds like a lot and maybe it is? I don’t know! I guess it doesn’t feel like a lot when you’re obsessed with it!
If you recall my original plan, you’ll realize that only two items up there were actually on my list to begin with. Well, whatever, I don’t usually put the audiobooks and novellas in my plan (you know, so when I report back at the end of the month, it looks like I read a lot more than I thought I would!). But that aside, I missed three of the books I’d intended to read in February. What can I say? I got approved for a bunch of new books on Edelweiss, and Salvage decided to cut in line! And, well, okay. I’m still making my way through The Way of Kings. DAMN that book is long.
Reading Goal Progress MAde in February
I did make a little bit of progress on some of my goals this month. With so many debuts and standalones left to read this year, at least I finally got one down!
- Salvage is my first debut read and reviewed in 2014.
- Salvage is also my first 2014 standalone.
- Four books earned daubs on my Book Bingo card: Salvage (O1), Stolen (G3), Ready Player One (I4), and The False Prince (I2).
- A few books also earned me daubs on my other Book Bingo card: Ready Player One (B1), Stolen (I5), and Salvage (O1).
My Reading Plan for March
Again, I’m trying to stick with the plan one 1 book club assignment, 1 review book, 1 book in my physical TBR, 1 book on my Kindle, and 1 other. This month, it’s my turn to choose for book club, and I selected Gone Girl. I bought it in Ireland last year, and I’ve been wanting to read it, so this was a perfect opportunity. Technically, both Sorrow’s Knot and Elusion are review books, but they’re also both on my TBR list in any case, so whatevs.
Planned Reading Goal Progress
So, if all goes according to plan (haha), then I’ll be knocking quite a few things off of my lists in March.
- Elusion will be my second debut AND standalone for 2014.
- Kelley’s Book Bingo progress: Gone Girl (B1), Tandem (N2).
- Kristilyn’s Book Bingo progress: Rebel Spring (N2), Elusion (O2), Gone Girl & Tandem (B2).