February 2011 Reading Wrap-Up
Another month over, and things have remained slow on the reading front. Still focusing on the TBR books (as discussed here) and still reading some gems!
Books Read: 12
Pages Read: 1940
Hours Listened To: 8.5
Again, good compared to many but slow compared to my 2010 numbers. This month I finished (links go to my reviews):
- Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World by John N. Paden
- Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
- Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
- The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
- The Education of a British-Protected Child by Chinua Achebe (on audio and ebook)
- Treachery in the Yard by Adimchinma Ibe
- Negative Ethnicity: From Bias to Genocide by Koigi wa Wamwere
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed my Life by Stephanie Staal
- Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
- Lucky by Alice Sebold
Seven of the twelve were non-fiction so I’ve branched out a little bit from last month where I read almost all non-fiction. I also read two young adult books this month. And managed to fall behind on reviews. I really must try to catch up! And only one additional country from last month (Kenya) bringing my total up to eight for the year.
Another five Nigerian titles read this month. With falling behind on everything else I tend to read primarily the Nigerian lit I need to keep up my Friday posts. As I mentioned last month I’m trying to do Nigerian lit each Friday. I will try to keep it up – at the moment I have enough titles to last me until about mid August if I can keep it up! Some of the books are much longer though, so we shall see if I can do it. I will create a page for this project in the near future where I will explain the project and the books that I have on my shelf still to read – I would certainly welcome suggestions for further reading once I run out in mid August :)
As to the TBR Dare, ten of the twelve books that I read were on my shelf as of January 1st, 2011. The remaining two books were ones that arrived in early January from Christmas swaps. I’m still holding strong on avoiding purchasing new books. Two months down, one more to go!
This month I also posted about the Independent Literary Award winners, about reading slumps, about where you keep track of your wish list if you have one, and also had a bit of friendly debate about online library systems such as LibraryThing and GoodReads. Also, I made some changes to my blog this month!