My February Reads in Review

I’m thrilled with the number of books I read in February! 18 is REALLY good for me! And I’m also really excited about some of the incredible books I got to read. There were a few that were just truly PHENOMENAL.

I also got to attend some really great book events this month and met some incredible authors. Overall, February was one heck of a book month for me! I hope all of you had a great month as well!


The Books I Read


Top Five Reads of the Month

This is always such a tough decision, but my favorite reads were…


Goodreads Challenge Update

Wahoo!!! Seven book ahead of schedule!

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Beat the Backlist Challenge Update

I read 6 books from my backlist making my grand total for the year…

2017 Total: 8/50


NetGalley/Edelweiss Challenge

5 new NetGalley/Edelweiss books completed, bringing my percentage up to 75%!!! So close to that golden 80%!

2017 Total: 7/50


Author Events I Attended in February

This month I had the immense pleasure of getting to meet Victoria Aveyard and Sophie Jordan during their Queens Tour. I got to attend the Newbery Award party with Ally Condie. And I also got to go to Tricia Levenseller’s launch party for Daughter of the Pirate King! SO. MUCH. FUN.

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So what were some of your favorite February reads? Were any of your favorites on my list? How are you doing with all of your reading challenges right now?

41 Comments Add yours

  1. You had a great month! 😀

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I did. Thank you! 🙂

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  2. And I thought I read fast….18 books! I’ve added quite a few of these to my TBR 😊

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Haha. I NEVER get through that many in a month. You can tell it’s crappy weather here, and I’m just hiding inside my house and reading. 🙂

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      1. True! I actually love it when that happens so I don’t feel guilty reading all day ☺️

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      2. YAandWine says:

        It’s true. And then when it’s good weather I just go read outside honestly. LOL. It feels more productive if it’s outside…

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  3. Wow this is crazy amazing. Looks like Feb was a reading blast month for you:) -Avi

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    1. YAandWine says:

      It was great! Thank you so much! 🙂

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  4. janninchou says:

    That is a lot of books for a month. 😀 Great job!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you so much! I read some really GREAT books!

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  5. That is one fabulous February! The Hundredth Queen sounds like such a good book. I hadn’t heard of it before. Glad I stumbled across it here.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! It is such a great book. If you like the Graceling series or The Hunger Games, you’ll LOVE this. Plus it does the best job of portraying what it really means to be a female better than any book I’ve ever read.

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  6. Mandy says:

    Wonderful wrap up, Krysti!! So many books….so many books you made me want to read. Can’t wait to see what is in store for March!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Wahoo! Thanks, Mandy! It was such a good month. I hope I can get through at least that many in March, because my March TBR is HUGE.

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  7. ravenblake99 says:

    Wow, you had an amazing reading month! I want to read The Hundredth Queen, Follow me back, Black Dawn and Thief of Lies. 🙂

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! It was so much fun. Let me know what you think of those books when you get to them!

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      1. ravenblake99 says:

        I definitely will! 🙂

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  8. Yay! I’m so glad you liked Seeking Mansfield! I’ll be reading it soon too and I was thinking that it could either be really good or a complete dud. I’m even more excited now!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Oh, my gosh! I ADORED Seeking Mansfield! It is so stinking adorable, and it does a great job retelling the original story and actually improving on it. LOVED it!

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  9. WHOA 18 books in a month is AMAZING! I have trouble reading 8 most months 😄 I’m so glad you enjoyed King’s Cage! I’m listening to it now, and it’s great so far 🙂 Awesome wrap-up!

    Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Haha. I need to thank Audible and my commute for helping to reach 18 books this month. I couldn’t have done it without them. I really liked King’s Cage. It’s so cool how you get to dive into the psyche of certain characters. Can’t wait to here what your thoughts are on that one!

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  10. Book Club Hubz says:

    I didn’t even read 18 pages in February! Dang it. I am confident that I will this month though! That said, my February was pretty awesome too.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Hahaha! You will definitely be getting through 18 pages during the book birthday EXTRAVAGANZA on Saturday! Thanks for commenting, Book Club Hubz! <3<3<3

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  11. yawednesdays says:

    18 BOOKS?!?! SO impressed! How do you do it?

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Hahaha! A long commute, audiobooks, and the fact that MAYBE I need to get out a little more…

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  12. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I love your collage and ideas and reads! Well, I love everything in this post LOL

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! I can’t take much credit for the collage. It’s just an app on my phone that does it. I did rearrange slightly though to try to highlight my favs, and make sure you could see more of each cover. It was such a fun month!

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      1. Beware Of The Reader says:

        What app are you using Krysti? I’m always looking for the best ones to collate and customize pictures.

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      2. YAandWine says:

        Nothing fancy. I like pic collage though.

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      3. Beware Of The Reader says:

        Thanks!

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  13. Great job making progress on your challenges!! I know you’ll hit that elusive 80% soon. 🙂 It’s a challenge, that’s for sure.

    My favorite reads for February were definitely A Gathering of Shadows and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I can’t wait to read A Conjuring of Magic!

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    1. Uh… A Conjuring of Light. I just got too excited there. Happens. 😉

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      1. YAandWine says:

        I know what you meant. 🙂

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    2. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! I hope so! It is really hard. I just started A Conjuring of Light on Audible this week, and I’m in LOVE. It’s even better than the other two. You definitely feel that those stories culminated into this one, which is PERFECT.

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      1. Ooh. Are the audiobook versions good? I got nervous; a bad narrator can ruin a great book.

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      2. YAandWine says:

        They’re GREAT actually! I kind of felt like Tony the Tiger saying that. Hahaha.

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  14. Donna says:

    What a busy month!! How the hell did you manage to read 18 books? haha! I can rarely past over 10!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Audible and a loooong commute. ☺️

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  15. Molly's Book Nook says:

    OH MY GOODNESS YOU READ SO MUCH. Looks like you had a fabulous February! I hope March is just as good ❤

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thanks, Molly! It was awesome. I hope I can get through so many in March! 🍀🍀🍀

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