Monthly reading review – February 2020
This February I have read:
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje ★★★
Black Butler Vol. 3 by Yana Toboso ★★★★
Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake ★★★
Serpent’s Kiss (Elder Races #3) by Thea Harrison ★★★
The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #4) by by Robert Venditti, Rick Riordan ★★★★
Seize The Night (Moonlight Bay #2) by Dean Koontz ★★★
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and Seize The Night (Moonlight Bay #2) by Dean Koontz were library copies and I already turned in one of them.
1. How many books have you read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?
In February I’ve read total of six books. The amount of books does not make me all that happy but considering some of them were a bit more challenge than usual I think I did OK.
2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in February? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?
Strangely the book I most enjoyed in February was a Black Butler manga. This was the third in the series and last I have on the shelf but the drama and familiar characters were entertaining and made me reconsider buying some more volumes.
3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?
Most of my reading month was OK, just OK. Nothing too thrilling or too bad. This mediocrity was kinda bland in contrast to January reading. I read some books in February that were almost a milestone for me and were on my reading list for a while now. Serpent’s Kiss (Elder Races #3) by Thea Harrison had the all elements I usually enjoy in an urban fantasy book series but this was the second time I tried reading it and had very little fun in reading it. My February reading felt a bit oppressed by Seize The Night (Moonlight Bay #2) by Dean Koontz as well. It was the last book I was reading in February and took me a third of the month to finish it.
4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?
I managed to read four of the books for my reading challenges and in February I’ve read two books for my book club assignment. This has made all my reading in February fit into some plans. I already strive to deviate a bit more from reading plans in March.
5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?
Three out of six books I’ve read were continuation on a book series. One was urban fantasy, one manga and one graphic novel. All three mentioned were the last of the books I already owned and would need to get next parts to finish. Getting new books is low on my priority lists and I will not be continuing these anytime soon.. I managed to finish one duology besides before mentioned book series – Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?
Dean Koontz was and interesting new author to read. I think I would have probably liked it more if it was my own choice instead of a book club assignment. Half of the books I read in February featured some kind of love relationship and could be categorized as romance of some sort. With that in mind my February reading felt a lot less romantic than the previous month of January. I guess I read romance all year round and this February was actually a bit low on romantic reading.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje I was reading at the start of February.