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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

February 2021 in Review

Updated: Jul 14, 2021



February was the first month in a 3-month long reading challenge that I joined on Goodreads called UNO. Due to my participation in this reading challenge, the amount of books I read increased exponentially. The amount of short stories and manga I read also increased. So, needless to say, I had a really productive month.


Here are all the statistics for the month!


 

I read a total of 11.5 physical books, 3.5 audiobooks, 22 graphic novels, 20 manga and 9 short stories for a total of 66 books and roughly 13,061 pages.


I ended up DNFing 5 books this month which is good as I am trying to weed out the books I'm not interested in. Here are all the books I DNFed this month and why:

  • If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier - writing style too strange

  • Bone Chase by Weston Ochse - had nothing on Dan Brown

  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert - paranoid MC with anger issue which was an automatic no from me

  • What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo - too confusing to read

  • Slaine: Warrior's Dawn - too dense


Here are all the books I read this month. If you want to check out my reviews for them, click on the pink links!


Books Read


Manga Read


Little Witch Academia by Yuki Tabata by Yoh Yoshinari and Keisuke Sato ⭐⭐⭐


Black Clover Vol.1 by Yuki Tabata (No Rating)


Assassination Classroom Vol.1 + Vol.2 by Yusei Matsui ⭐⭐⭐


Jujutsu Kaisen Vol.1 + Vol.2 by Gege Akutami ⭐⭐⭐⭐



Graphic Novels Read


Phoenix Without Ashes by Harlan Ellison ⭐⭐1/2


Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol.1 + Vol.2 by Kieron Gillen ⭐⭐⭐


Saga Vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughan ⭐⭐⭐


The Comic Book Story of Beer by Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith ⭐⭐⭐


Fae Archaic by Kirt Edward Burdick ⭐


Blacksad Vol. 1 - Vol.5 by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido ⭐⭐⭐



Short Stories Read (click link to read online for free)


The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles by Kij Johnson ⭐⭐⭐1/2


Seven Birthdays by Ken Liu ⭐⭐⭐


The Library of Lost Things by Matthew Bright ⭐⭐⭐1/2


Fire Above, Fire Below by Garth Nix ⭐⭐⭐⭐


A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2


Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss ⭐⭐1/2


Angel of the Blockade by Alex Wells ⭐⭐⭐⭐


The Night Cyclist by Stephen Graham Jones ⭐⭐⭐1/2


A Visit to the House on Terminal Hill by Elizabeth Knox ⭐⭐1/2




Ratings


⭐...................1

⭐⭐...............10

⭐⭐⭐..........31

⭐⭐⭐⭐.....21

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐1

No Rating........2



Best Book of the Month - The House in the Cerulean Sea


Worst Book of the Month - Paradise Kiss


Genre


10 Fantasy

3 Sci-fi

20 Manga

22 Graphic Novel

9 Short Story

2 Thriller








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