Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monthly Wrap Up - February 2021

Monthly # pages: 13,010
Books read this month: 40
Books read for 2021 so far: 79
Running total # pages: 23,560
Average pages per day: 650
Average pages per book: 325

Hello everyone. I am pleased to provide my wrap up for February. While I fell far short of the goals I had set for February and for this year so far, I am trying not to be so hard on myself because I read far more page wise than I did in January. In fact, I read 3,000 more pages in February than I did in January, even though I read just one more book this month. 

For reference, here are my January statistics:

Monthly # pages: 10,550
Books read this month: 39
Running total # pages: 10,550
Average pages per day: 352
Average pages per book: 271

If you are following my blog and my reviews you might have noticed that at the end of the year I really fell off the boat when it came to reading. I dropped to 23 books in November and 13 in December. So I am really pleased that I tripled that number in January and still managed to hold on in February.

During this last week of February I developed a migraine so my reading dropped off - sort of. I am actually reading Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo each night. The book is 1,424 pages and I am currently on page 1,008. However, I will not finish it for another day or two so it will have to count as a March finish.


The dates I completed each book and the ratings are as follows:

Her Dark Lies 2/26 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Danger in Numbers 2/24 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Are We There Yet? 2/22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ice Creams at Emerald Cove 2/21 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What the Heart Wants 2/20 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
To Catch a Dream 2/20 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Earl's Lady Geologist 2/18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Fragile Ones 2/18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Nightingale 2/17 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Big Kahuna 2/16 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lake House 2/16 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
One Perfect Grave 2/15 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Girls in the Snow 2/15 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Girl from Silent Lake 2/14 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Close My Eyes 2/13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
After the Crash 2/12 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mystery by the Sea 2/11 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Broken Ones 2/11 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Vineyard at Painted Moon 2/10 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
A Stranger in Town 2/9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Pursuit 2/9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Jigsaw Man 2/8 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Because of Miss Bridgerton 2/8 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 2/7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Scam 2/7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Job 2/6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Chase 2/7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Heist 2/6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hard Eight 2/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Shell Game 2/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Pros and Cons 2/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lost Apothecary 2/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Audrey's Inn 2/4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Truth About Melody Browne 2/4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Grease Babe 2/4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Deep Down 2/3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dead Secret 2/3 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Silent Voices 2/2 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

My February was actually quite a good reading month, with 11 Five star reads. My two favorite books for the month were The Girl on the Back of the Bus by Suzette D. Harrison and A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell. The first was historical fiction with the backdrop of Rosa Parks' experience in the 1960s and the second was a biography of a female spy named Virginia Hall. As mentioned above, I am also reading Sacajawea, and that is likely to be my first favorite finish for March.

As a reminder, here is my 2021 Goodreads goal:

While I kind of wanted to set a goal for 700 books (and I did read 626 books in 2020), my depression and migraines have increased so I decided it was better to leave the goal at 500. 

I think it seems like it might have been a good idea to set it for 500, because, according to Goodreads, I am right on goal.

Besides reading, writing book reviews, blogging and filming each review for my YouTube channel, In fact, every book review I now write for this blog is being filmed and uploaded to my channel on date of release. 

I am also very much enjoying diamond painting. I am more than halfway finished with this one:

Mountain Castle from Diamond Art Club

I am also joining a YouTube and Facebook event called #chuckalong3. Paintings from Diamond Art Club by artist Chuck Pinson. This is the one I have chosen for the event:

Seaside Dreams

So, I plan on working on both projects concurrently and hope to finish both by the end of March.

Meanwhile, I have a tentative TBR for March, and these are the books that I have lined up. Some of these books have been on my TBR for months. I just keep rolling my TBR forward as each month begins.

Currently Reading
Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo The Maidens by Alex Michaelides



*Please note: Every book cover and link are clickable to Goodreads*

So that is my February wrap up. For March I am not going to set any pressure on myself. I find the more I do, the worse I feel. Last year I was averaging about 50-60 books a month. I now realize that is not currently doable. I just want to maintain my love of reading without falling into a rut like I did at the end of last year. 

Happy reading everyone!


  1. You are a trail blazer, I'm always lagging behind you, some of those are on my March list.

  2. You still killed it during the holidays! And the diamond painting just fascinates me (but I don't need another obsession! LOL)

  3. Wow!! You awe me; and.. well... wow!!

  4. You are amazing. I wish I had your skills at reading that many books. You looks like you had a great month.