2012 Reading Challenge ~ A Look Back At February

For February, I officially completed 8 books.  That’s 1 more than I read in January.

You can find my full list for the year here. This is my Amazon.com Listmania list where I keep up with my reads for the entire year. I’m currently (and officially) at 15 books for the year. My challenge is 50.

You could classify a few of the books I read as “cheats” this month…one was a 300 page young readers book, one was a book of poetry, one was a book of essays, two were shorter novellas, and one was a play.

I said “officially” earlier because the challenge is from GoodReads, where my results are a bit different. You can see my GoodReads list here. It has me at 17 books read for the year. That’s because the 2 extra books are individually published short stories which I did not include on my Amazon.com list.

GoodReads is also missing a book that is on my Amazon list because the author deleted it from GoodReads, but in its place is a book that I didn’t finish – so I left it off my Amazon list but I did count it on my GoodReads list because I read over half of it. Combining it with the short stories probably really puts me at about 16 books for the year.

GoodReads says I’m 18% ahead of schedule, which is 9 books. Not bad for it just being the end of the 2nd month of the year!

Things are going to slow down a bit for March.  As the weather gets nicer, I’ll be spending more time on the weekends outside in the yard rather than inside on the couch with a book. I’m also SLOWLY finishing Tennessee Williams’ biography which is 600 pages!  I’ve been reading it for several weeks now and am just about to hit page 100. If you look over there, you can see what I’m currently reading. —————————————–>

I don’t mind reading a nonfiction book back to back with something fiction. Right now, I’m a third of the way through Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire.  I’ll hopefully finish it up in a week or two and be able to finish at least one more book by the end of March.

What did you read in February? What are you looking forward to reading next?

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