Another great month by the numbers, but in context, there were a lot of short books again this month. I'm trying to get my TBR pile down quickly by going for the low-hanging fruit.
So 27 books read in February, and I've been good about updating my book editions with the correct page numbers, so I know I've read 5,024 pages this month. Usually that's not a stat I care much about, but knowing it's accurate makes it more interesting (to me).
My stats are skewed this month for a variety of reasons: more 4.5 and 5 star ratings because of a few pop-up books that are sheer artistry:
Leonardo da Vinci's Remarkable Machines
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Megabeasts
A gift book of quotes from a friend who personalised it with notes and cards, making it a personal treasure:
No Two Persons Ever Read the Same Book: Quotes on Books, Reading and Writing
And then the great reads this month from a more objective (yet still subjective) point of view:
The Persian Pickle Club
The Big Over Easy
The White Cottage Mystery
From the Ground Up: The Story of A First Garden
Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse , and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide
Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores
A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
The Genius of Birds
Another month heavy with non-fiction, and looking at my TBR pile(s) it's a trend that's going to continue; there's a lot more fact waiting on me than there is fiction.
The book I liked the least was Double Love, which sort of isn't fair: it's the poster-book for all that is silly teenage angst from a female POV. It's a silly book, but it is written for a traditionally silly market. And I loved it when I was a kid.
My least favourite this month that was written for my demographic is Better Late Than Never which is what a reader gets when good writers go bad. At least I got my happy ending.
Generally a very happy reading month; hope everyone else had one too!