Monthly Wrap Up

February 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

February was a short month but it felt like it went by in the blink of an eye! I was super busy, so I didn’t get to read as much as I’d like. We got a ton of snow, so I was stuck in the house more than usual, and got a bit of cabin fever, even though there wasn’t anywhere I’d normally be going. I think it’s just the fact of knowing that I *couldn’t* go anywhere.

This year I want to focus on my goals for the year. So here we go:

  • I gained 15 new followers on my blog!
  • I stuck with my goal of drinking more water, and hit my water goal most days.
  • I definitely didn’t meet my goal of scheduling posts, and fell behind on that goal. But I’m working hard to do better in March.
  • Almost a third of the books I read were ARCs, but because I seem to have a raging addiction to NetGalley, I naturally got approved for a bunch more and my ratio is still under 80%.
  • As for diversifying my reading, I think I did a good job this month. Only 25% of my reading was YA books, less than half was fantasy, more than half had an LGBTQ+ character, almost 70% had a BIPOC character, and almost 40% was written by a BIPOC author (better than last month, but still needs work).

Here’s my breakdown of monthly/cumulative totals for February:

February Totals

  • Books read: 16
  • Books DNF’d: 1
  • Pages read: 4,491
  • Hours listened: 44 hours, 49 minutes, 50 seconds
  • Average pages: 408.3
  • Average hours listened: 8 hours, 57 minutes, 58 seconds

Cumulative Averages

  • Days per book: 2.98
  • Pages read per day: 191.11
  • Books read per month: 23
  • DNF’d books per month: 1

Genres Read in February:

  • Fantasy: 7
  • Mystery/Suspense: 4
  • Romance/Erotica: 4
  • Travel/Food: 1

Backlist vs. New Releases

  • Backlist books: 8
  • 2021 releases: 8

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

  • Fiction: 15
  • Nonfiction: 1 

Format Read:

  • Print: 5
  • Digital: 6
  • Audio: 5

Age Range

  • Adult: 12
  • YA: 4

My favorite books of the month were The Midnight Library, Rent a Boyfriend, and A Court of Silver Flames.

Here’s what I read in February:

  • Vasilisa by Julie Mathison (Old Rus #1) ARC
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.5)

How was your February reading?

8 replies »

  1. Great wrap up, Leah! Looks like you had a pretty great reading month with the majority of your reads being 4 & 5 stars! I’m really keen to read The Midnight Library and I’m getting more tempted every day to read ACOSF even though I really didn’t like Nesta and don’t know how I feel about reading her story (unpopular opinion maybe lol)! 😂 Hope you have a great March!

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    • Thank you, Dini! The Midnight Library was absolutely brilliant! And give Nesta a chance – trust me. We *are* book twins after all, and I didn’t like her at first either, but she grew on me. Happy March!

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