Monthly Wrap Up: February 2019

Another month of 2019 down, where is this year going so quickly? Well, as most of you know I’ve spent the entire month playing catch up still. I had some crazy stuff going on at the start of the month that made things difficult but I feel like, here at the end, I’m finally starting to make some progress. I still have things to do but at least I’ve been able to get a few things done. 🙂

I managed to finish 15 books in February–1 Thriller, 1 Mystery, 2 Romances, 2 Science Fiction, and 9 Fantasy novels. Not a bad month at all, especially for such a short one.

Favorite Reads of the Month:

  • The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black. Aaaaaah. Ok, so everyone was right and I don’t know why I waited so long to read The Cruel Prince. These books are so addictive!
  • Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis. I picked this one up because it was on sale and read it nearly right away as a mood read. What a surprise! I was expecting a light and fun book and while this does have light and fun moments there’s also murder and all kinds of crazy plotting for power going on. I really loved this book.

February’s Book Reviews:

I managed to get out 10 book reviews in February. Not bad! I still have quite a few in my drafts folder but I’m finally starting to make some progress on catching up again. Here are all of February’s reviews in case you missed them.


Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill – 4.5/5 stars


Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman – 3.5/5 stars


Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis – 4.5/5 stars


The Spirit Rebellion by Rachel Aaron – 3.5/5 stars


White Stag by Kara Barbieri – 2.5/5 stars


In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard – 5/5 stars


Purls and Potions by Nancy Warren – 4/5 stars


Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins – 3/5 stars


The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – 3.5/5 stars


Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts – 3.5/5 stars

Other Posts:

Like last month, I didn’t really have a ton of topical posts other than my Friday Favorite Five posts.  I did start joining in a new meme, Shabby Sunday by created by Mischenko at ReadRantRock&Roll, which has been quite fun to show off some of my vintage books.

Plans for March:

So, one of my big goals for February was to catch up on ARC’s and review copies. I did manage to get a couple more checked off of my list so that’s progress, but not as much as I’d hoped. Still, I’m not actually that far behind! Right now I only have 3 outstanding indie review requests to read and review, 1 netgalley request due in a couple of weeks and 1 due in April, and then several unsolicited books I’d been sent for review which I’ll try to squeeze in when I can. I’ve still been resisting requesting stuff on netgalley so that I can catch up (even though it’s really hard sometimes lol). Catching up will continue to be a priority!

I keep saying I want to do more discussion posts but I’ve been so busy dealing with all kinds of crazy stuff that I haven’t had time to think of topics or things I’d like to talk about. So…going to make that one of my goals for March: topics for discussion posts!

Going to keep goals light this month because I have a lot going on. Late March/early April is the change over period for the r/fantasy Bingo challenge that I run so that will be time consuming. I also have a few events I’m attending and my husband and I will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary near the end of the month as well. 🙂

Hope you all have a great March! What are your plans for next month? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!


22 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: February 2019

  1. Justine says:

    I’m so glad you liked Sea of Rust! I have a review for The Gilded Wolves coming up soon (maybe today? I don’t remember) that has a similar rating. Going to check yours out

  2. Tammy says:

    As always, I’m jealous of the amount of books you read each month. Congrats on starting to catch up! I have a gazillion books to read in March and I know I won’t get to all of them, but I can dream, right? 😉

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Hah, I feel like I didn’t even read that much! It’s weird because I know I do read a lot more books then most people but it still felt like I didn’t get to many books lol!
      I’m still kinda behind on new releases too but could maybe catch up if I quit my job–that may he going a bit far though. 😉

  3. Realms of My Mind says:

    I’m foreseeing myself ping-ponging between heavy ARC months and heavy backlist months for the foreseeable future lol. This cursed short month means I haven’t gotten through all the ARCs I wanted to before the end of Feb, so March is going to be an interesting balancing act between the reading challenge I’m doing and the last few ARCs i need to read before April!

  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    I always think it’s a good idea to not be too ambitious with goals – I usually just set myself up for a fall by thinking of lots of good ideas.
    I hope you have a lovely wedding anniversary.
    Lynn 😀

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