Thursday, March 3, 2016

Month in Review: February 2016

Book of the Month

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

Choosing February's book of the month was not easy. I didn't read any 5-star books, although a couple came close. In the end, I've chosen Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women as my book of the month.

Here is the rest of what I read and their ratings, sorted into categories (* = audiobook)

Adult Fiction:
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, 4.5 stars*
  • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, 4.5 stars
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, 4 stars
  • The Vegetarian by Han King, 4 stars*
  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel, 4 stars*
  • The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard, 4 stars
  • Aquarium by David Vann, 4 stars
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, 3.5 stars
  • The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin, 3 stars*
  • Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free by Hector Tobar, 4 stars*
  • A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold, 4 stars*
  • Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson, 3.5 stars
Young Adult Fiction:
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, 3 stars
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu, 3 stars
Juvenile Fiction:
  • The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson, 4 stars* (Very close to 4.5 stars for me; Thoroughly enjoyable)
  • Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff, 4 stars* (Read Rump first!)
  • Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, 4 stars
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, 3.5 stars
  • Wild Born by Brandon Mull, 3 stars
  • Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, 4 stars (juvenile graphic novel)
That brings us to a total of 20 books in February and 47 for the year! Diversity: 5 (25%)

What was your favorite book that you read in February?

1 comment:

  1. Yowza, I am super impressed with your reading stats. It is keeping me humble. (maybe)