Monthly Round-up: February 2016

With only four work weeks and a three-day weekend, February moves quickly. I’d written this month off in terms of reading, then I got sick and spent more time in bed than planned. Happily, I’m feeling much better now and I’m pleased with the overall progress I’ve made towards my Mt. TBR challenge. A few books jumped the queue, but I when I saw the trailers for High-Rise, I felt a sudden, intense need to read the book. It did not disappoint. Once again, I’ve learned the wrong lesson from procrastination.

Being stuck in bed is less conducive to blogging than reading, so I hope to make a dent in my “to review” pile in March. Unless I’m too busy reading a stack of books by Irish authors… more on this later. 🙂

Books Read
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard

Books Reviewed
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
High-Rise
Gun, with Occasional Music

Mt. TBR Challenge
Murder on the Orient Express
Gun, with Occasional Music
Summer House with Swimming Pool
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Secret Garden

Back to the Classics Challenge
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (a 20th century classic published between 1900 and 1966 (1958))

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