February always seems like a very slow reading month for me. I only managed to read a total of 5 books this month, but they have all been fantastic so that’s a plus!
I did however start 2 more books that will be finished in March (if all goes to plan), but before I get ahead of myself here are February’s reading stats.
Here is what I read in February:
- The Year After You, by Nina De Pass
- Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare
- Saga vol. 5, by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples
- The Wicked King, by Holly Black
- Circe, by Madeline Miller
My star ratings vs. Goodreads’ average ratings:
- The Year After You: 5 out of 5 stars/4.47 out of 5 stars
- Lady Midnight: 3 out of 5 stars/4.45 out of 5 stars
- Saga vol. 5: 5 out of 5 stars/4.43 out of 5 stars
- The Wicked King: 4 out of 5 stars/4.55 out of 5 stars
- Circe: 4.5 out of 5 stars/4.33 out of 5 stars
My average rating of 4.3 vs. Goodreads’ average rating of 4.4
My highest and lowest rated books vs. Goodreads’ highest and lowest rated books:
The Year After You (at 5 stars) vs. The Wicked King (at 4.55 stars)
Lady Midnight (at 3 stars) vs. Circe (at 4.33 stars)
Of all the genres I read in February, Fantasy was the most frequent, which suggests that I enjoy that genre the most. However, my favourite book for the month was the only non-fantasy read.
Other interesting numbers:
- I didn’t read anything before the 10th of February.
- The books I completed added up to a total of 1,931 pages.
- Of the 5 books I read this month 60% were audiobooks, 20% were physical, and 20% were e-book format.
- 2 of the 5 books were part of a series that I had already started, 1 was the beginning of a new series, and 2 were stand-alones.
- 1 of the 5 books read was an e-ARC requested via Net Galley.
- 3 of the 5 books were borrowed from the library.
- 1 of the 5 books was taken from my own shelf to read.
Out of the 5 books I read in February, 4 of them were written exclusively by females, and 1 was written and illustrated by both a male and a female.
Out of the 6 Authors, 4 currently live in the USA, 1 lives in the UK, and 1 lives in Canada.
My reading this month wasn’t consistent, I found myself getting restless whenever I tried to sit down to read for longer periods of time and I couldn’t bring myself to read a single book at a time. My mind was all over the place, and I was constantly opening up new books. Again, most of the books I read this month were in audiobook format, as the travel to and from work make this the most convenient way to read. I think that I read my 2019 number one book this month, obviously I can’t confirm this until the end of the year, but I thought it would be a good idea to put it here for records sake.