Thursday, March 1, 2012

Monthly Roundup - February 2012

February has flown by and it's been a good reading month but not so good on the blogging . Too hot and humid to be hanging over a computer at this time of the year .

Books Read in February = 11
 Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

Black Flowers by Steve Mosby
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (Classics Challenge Feb. Prompt)
The Darkest Room by Johann Theorin
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman
An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo
What Lies Beneath by Sarah Payne
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal (NF)

Clarissa in Februaryprogress update for the year-long group read. 

Fiction = 10
Non-Fiction = 1
Library Books = 8
E-books = 2
Off my Shelf = 1
Added to Shelf = 0
DNF - 0 

Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise has introduced a new meme for bloggers who post a monthly review to add a Crime Fiction Pick of the Month.    

This is not as easy as it sounds with so many sub-genres and I enjoyed all of the five I read this month but have chosen this one because of the originality of the format and edge-of-the-seat suspense from an author that is new to me.

Black Flowers by Steve Mosby - link to my review above.

Literary Blog Hop........the winner of my giveaway was Malvina from Malaysia and I was also lucky enough to win a draw at bibliosue - looking forward to reading The Most Beautiful Book in the World . Thanks again, Suzanne!

Have a wonderful March!


  1. Good month! Happy March reading!

    1. Thanks and I hope your March will be a good one too.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion Cat. My local library has BLACK FLOWERS

  3. Just read your review of Black Flowers, that does sound good, glad you featured it.

    1. I think you'd like it, Marce........the Lisa Gardner was good too.

  4. Looks like you had a good reading month.

    North and South is one of my favorite books!

    I have yet to read a book by Sharon Kay Penman, but I am greatly intrigued by her books. I should read one soon.

    1. I loved North and South and wonder why I waited so long to read it. As a first SKP I'd recommend The Sunne in Splendour.

  5. You definitely had a good reading month!