Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What I Read: The February 2011 Edition.

I had a fairly successful month in regards to the number of books I read, but I won't call this month a success. Most of my reading was outside my project list. In addition, I hit a wall with my reading that I have yet to get over. I think my work at school is finally tiring me out to the point that when I come home, reading isn't my first priority. But, I am pushing on and trying to refocus my energy.

I will say that you may see less posts from me if I continue on this crappy reading spree.

Anyway, here are the titles I read this month:
  1. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  2. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  3. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  5. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (read in school for a class I teach)
  7. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (read in school for a class I teach)
  8. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  9. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  10. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  11. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  12. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  13. Mariana by Monica Dickens
I should point out that half of War and Peace was read in January for the readalong.

Anyway, how was your month? Do you have big goals for the upcoming month?


  1. yeah, it's definitely a good month reading wise you just didn't get to that many titles on your list (although at least half of them are I think). I can definitely relate to be being really tired and not wanting to read necessarily when I get home. the key for me is finding a book I can really get excited about.

  2. Have I ever told you how much I enjoy reading a series back-to-back? I. Love. It. And reading Riordan's Lightning Thief series one after the other is a favorite activity of mine. :)

  3. If you had read ONLY War & Peace over two months I would still be impressed -- I read Anna Karenina in a month for a book group and that was pretty much the only thing I read that month. (And I was the only one in the group who finished it!). Besides, when I read War&Peace it was in college and that's what we read the entire quarter, about three months! I'm very impressed. I like that you had such a good balance of books.

  4. My 11yo son loves the Riordan books, and so does my DH. I still haven't read them, but after all my Greek epic stuff, they might be just perfect!

    I'm currently reading Of Mice and Men with my son. I've not read any other Steinbeck but this read is definitely reminding me how much I love his style. Must try some of his others!

  5. I think you made great progress. Are you counting the books that you read in school toward your challenge?

    I just read the first in the Percy Jackson books. I need to get the rest because I really liked The Lightening Thief.

    If you like War and Peace, I would suggest one of his short stories called Father Sergius. It was an interesting look at the clergy in Russia

  6. Ah...War & Peace...I still have over 200 pages to go! I am hoping to be finished by Monday! I have come this far and I must have the victory...lol!!

  7. Wow. This post makes me feel depressed. I am lucky to read that amount in 6 months.

  8. I actually read more than that in february, but as I read loads of graphic novels and a couple of kids books, i'm not counting them! Big month planned for march though, i've really started to get into the three musketeers and very excited for the first post of the readathon!

  9. Hit a wall? Really? cause your book list is pretty long for a short month. I'm impressed. I'm on the 3rd Riordan book. I contemplated reading it back-to-back then decided I wanted to stretch out the pleasure and read one a month.

  10. This reading list makes me feel like a slacker. I'm reading two books right now: "The Memory of Love" by Aminatta Forna and Stephen Sondheim's "Finishing the Hat." Then I'll be moving on to some PG Wodehouse and the first book in the Sherlock Holmes series. I'm up for reading suggestions for when I'm done with that.

  11. I cant wait to Spring Break so I cam get some major reading done. February was no good for me. I think I really need to carve out some regular reading time, I've been spending too much time watching television.