February Reading Wrap-Up

I am that person who loves data, charts, and lists. So every month, I recap what I read and what books I acquire along with anything else I think is of value or interest. Let me know if you have any ideas!

February was not the best reading month for me. I read in spurts and then did not read for a week at a time. I try to never be hard on myself in this regard because reading is supposed to be fun. I also should be proud of myself for cooking a ton this past month.

I am a bit behind schedule for my overall reading goal. At one point in February, I was behind by five books. I am happy to report that I am only three behind going into March. I am hoping to get ahead this month.


• Books read: 8

• Pages read: 2,534

• Percent female authors: 75%

• Percent BIPOC authors: 25%

These charts are primarily from the Storygraph app, which is an alternative to the Amazon-owned Goodreads.

Books read

Books in progress

I started one book in February that I will continue (and hopefully finish) in March.

  • The Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin

Books acquired

Aardvark Book Club

  • The Dream Builders by Dindrila Mukherjee
  • The Sweet Spot by Amy Poeppel

Book of the Month

  • Maame by Jessica George
  • River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer
  • Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes

Previous Pre-Orders

  • Don’t Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones

NetGalley Approvals

  • Twelve Hours in Manhattan by Maan Gabriel (Pub: 4/18/23)
  • Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley (Pub: 5/2/23)

Gifted Physical Copies

  • The Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin
  • Wandering Souls by Cecile Pin (Pub: 3/21/23)
  • The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson
  • Not the Plan by Gia De Cadenet
  • Scenes from My Life: A Memoir by Michael K. Williams
  • Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin
  • Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez (Pub: 2/7/23)
  • Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice by Cristina Rivera Garza (Pub: 2/28/23)
  • Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt’s Ancient Temples from Destruction by Lynne Olson (Pub: 2/28/23)
  • It’s Ok to Be Angry About Capitalism by Bernie Sanders (Pub: 2/21/23)
  • Device Free Weekend by Sean Doolittle (Pub: 2/28/23)
  • I See You, Survivor: Life Inside (and Outside) the Totally F*cked-Up Troubled Teen Industry by Liz Ianelli with Bret Witter (Pub: 8/29/23)

Birthday Book Haul from Book Outlet

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