Month In Review: February 2017


It’s March 2017 already, and the summer is slowly coming to an end… February was quite a busy month for me, and it shows in the amount of books I was able to read. A wedding, Carnaval weekend… I guess it took away some of my reading time, but I’m not complaining. 😉 I did manage to read 13 books in February and I continued enjoying my new Instagram account as well. Bookstagram is seriously addicting! These nine photos are my personal February favorites; I’m still trying to find my own style, but I’m having lots of fun anyway! 😀


 As for the bookish numbers:

  • Number of books read in February: 13
  • Total number of books read this year: 35
  • Total number of pages read in February: 4.524
  • Total number of pages read this year: 11.081

February was still a good reading month despite the three low ratings, and I had no less than five 4,5 star ratings, which isn’t bad at all. I’m definitely not complaining!


4.5 STARS: This one was almost perfect. Surely fantastic! 
The Impossible Fortress – by Jason Rekulak // Rebel Of The Sands – by Alwyn Hamilton // Traitor To The Throne – by Alwyn Hamilton // The Killing Game – by J.S. Carol // The Song Of Achilles – by Madeline Miller


4 STARS: Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!
Little Girl Lost – by Carol Wyer // The Truth Will Out – by Brian Cleary // A Gentleman In Moscow – by Amor Towles


3.5 STARS: Great read. Really entertaining!
The Rest Of Us Just Live Here – by Patrick Ness // The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley – by Shaun David Hutchinson


2.5 STARS: I give this one the benefit of the doubt. Nothing too exciting. 
Missing – by Monty Marsden


2 STARS: It was ok. But mostly ‘meh’.
The Paris Mysteries – by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


1.5 STARS: The story wasn’t horrible, but there still isn’t another word to describe it but ‘bad’.
The Light That Gets Lost – by Natasha Carthew

A new year means new challenges… I ended up joining way more challenges than usual, but at least I’ve already made a lot of progress with the ABC challenges so far. The other challenges are on track as well, although I should read a few classics for my Reading Through The Centuries challenge just in case.


As for my other goals…No real progress in February, mostly because I’ve been reading quite a lot of ARCs. Hopefully March will be better, although it will be a tough one!


  • Read at least 5 classics (rereads don’t count) 0/5
  • Complete at least 5 series (rereads don’t count) 0/5
  • Reread at least 3 books 0/3
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 250 books 307/250
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages (maximum at 562 pages)
  • Read at least 2 books in Spanish 0/2
  • Read at least 1 book in Dutch 0/1
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Keep my Netgalley ratio above the 80% currently at 78%
  • Start a Twitter account and use it regularly
  • Reach 5km running! 2000m/5000m

Happy March and Happy Reading! 


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16 thoughts on “Month In Review: February 2017

    • I guess the key is to keep the goals reasonable, although I’m having a feeling a few of them will be impossible to reach (I’m staring at you, TBR pile!). Good luck!


  1. Great wrap-up post, I enjoyed reading about your month. It sounds like you got lots of reading done. I love the sound of The Impossible Fortress so think I’m going to have to treat myself to that one. I’ve recently set up an Instagram account too but I am the worst at taking nice photos… your photos are gorgeous. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely March.

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    • February wasn’t too bad even though other months were a lot better… The Impossible Fortress is definitely worth reading by the way! It’s such a fun read. 🙂

      Bookstagram is actually quite intimidating with all those perfect shots out there… I really need to get a new camera because mine takes horrible quality photos if the lights aren’t ‘just’ right. xD

      I hope you have a great month!

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  2. Whoa, 35 books already this year? That’s incredible! I love that your reading is super diverse in terms of genres! I’ve had my eye on The Song of Achilles and A Gentleman in Moscow for a while now, especially because I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things. Hope this month’s as good as February was for you! ❤

    Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

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    • I guess I do love to mix up the genres when I’m reading haha. The last time I read too many books of the same genre in a row I ended up in a reading slump, so I’m trying to avoid that now. 😉 Both The Song Of Achilles and A Gentleman In Moscow are great reads! I hope you will enjoy your books this month.

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    • Trust me, it wasn’t easy getting there! Basically about 65-70% of my books this year so far have been ARCs. xD I’m squeezing in as many pending ARCs as I can this month so I can finally read a few titles of my own in April. 😉


  3. I like your monthly review and how you break it down and include your challenges. I’ve been trying to think of a way to do this instead of a long wrap up video. Your post have gave me a better way to organize it.

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