February In Review #monthlywrapup

On the wind in February
Snowflakes float still,
Half inclined to turn to rain,
Nipping, dripping, chill.
~Christina Georgina Rossetti, A Year’s Windfalls


February 2019

This month was a sloooow month for reading for some reason. The month got away from me and I didn’t get to several new titles I was hoping to, I’m behind on my reviews and missed a few recurring posts but I’m okay with it. Who needs the stress?

How was your reading month? Did you have any 5 Star reads?

I read 6️⃣ Books in February.

5️⃣ Fiction 1️⃣ Nonfiction

⬇️ 1️⃣1️⃣ from January

I posted 5️⃣ Book Reviews (Links go to my reviews.)

The Curiosities | More Than Words | The Girls At 17 Swann Street | The Silent Patient | Lost Roses

My Top Ten Tuesday posts are always my most popular and the ones I probably spend the most energy on. This month’s prompts were really fun!

Click here to see my ten favorite “under appreciated” reads, my ten favorite book couples and more!

TOTAL 🆕 POSTS 2️⃣0️⃣

⬇️ 15 from January


My FAVORITE read this month was The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Hands down one of my all time favorite titles. Have you noticed that it’s been out for over a year and people are still talking and posting about it?!

Book Haul

I had 0️⃣ Shelf Control this month between ThriftBooks and my trip to Diesel Books. Somehow 8️⃣ more books mysteriously found their way to me! I was also lucky to receive 🔟 physical arcs and gifts. Thank you authors, publishers and friends!

Bookly Stats

I’m still using the Bookly app to keep track of my reading this year. Here’s my stats for 2019 as of 2/28/19.

Reader Challenges

Keeping up with my Challenges was hard this month since I didn’t read as much. I’ve updated my various reading/blog challenges (tracking here) as well as the Popsugar Challenge (tracking here).

📖A to Z Challenge: 12/26

📖Monthly Motif: 2/12

📖New Release Challenge: 14

📖Backlist Reads: 2

📖2019 Discussion Challenge: 3 posts

📖Nonfiction Book Bingo: 4

📖Popsugar Challenge: 5/41

I’m currently at 68% on Netgalley. 🤦🏻‍♀️ My goal is 80% at least.

Southern California Events 🎉

I attended my first author event of the year (Dani Shapiro in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis) and it was outstanding! Check out my post here.

There a ton of exciting, local events coming up. Check out the updated Events Page and look for March events at The Ripped Bodice…

… plus Lisa See, Alan Brennert, Gretchen Rubin and more! Click over to the events page to get in on the fun.

March Books

I’ll be talking about 3️⃣ very special books this month, so be sure to look for my blog tour posts!

🎉Why We Lie by Amy Impellizeri 3/5

🎉Bittersweet Brooklyn by Thelma Adams 3/14

🎉My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing 3/26

Other News

My Little after Library is turning TWO! 🥈 Since we share the anniversary with Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I’ll have special books, games and candy for the kids all week. Make sure to stop by OC Friends!

And that’s it! Thanks for checking out my month. What are you excited about in March? Tell me in the comments!

Love, Jaymi


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Life’s too short to read boring books amirite?

4 thoughts on “February In Review #monthlywrapup

  1. Still quality reading is what counts, not quantity. I have heard The Secret of Clouds is good. I haven’t really come across the John Boyne book but the cover looks inviting.

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