February 2020 Wrap-Up

Mentally, February has been a drain on my reserves of patience, hope, etc, but reading was a great solace to me in these troubled times. As you will see below, I read A LOT of graphic novels this month haha *sweats*

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Ruthsic has read 65 books toward her goal of 300 books.
hide


I read a total of 34 books this month – 15 full-length novels, and 19 manga volumes! Again a good month, with me enjoying most of the titles.

Ah-mazing!

Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia The First 7 by Laura Pohl

Pretty Good!

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 2 by Makoto Hagino Chosen by Kiersten White Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 5 by Tomohito Oda Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 6 by Tomohito Oda The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotouge Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 23 by Mizuho Kusanagi Bloom Into You (Light Novel) by 入間 人間 Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold Kaguya-sama by Aka Akasaka Xena by Vita Ayala Havenfall by Sara Holland The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

Try it Out Maybe?

Still Sick, Volume 1 by Akashi Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 5 by Mika Yamamori An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 3 by Maki Enjōji Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 1 by Io Sakisaka Nomen Omen Volume 1 by Marco B. Bucci The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller Anna K. by Jenny Lee Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

Nope!

Samurai 8, Vol. 1 by Masashi Kishimoto

Reread

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 6 by Sorata Akiduki The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1 by Aya Shouoto The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 2 by Aya Shouoto


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 18/120 books published before 2020

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) The Boneless Mercies Sky Without Stars Still Sick, Volume 1 The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1) The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1 The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 2

Status: 2 books behind!


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Progress: 49/250 galleys

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 2 Chosen (Slayer, #2) Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 5 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 6 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11 Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 15 Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 16 Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 5 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 23 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 6 Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 3 Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 1 Nomen Omen Volume 1: Total Eclipse of the Heart We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2) The Shadows Between Us Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1) Red Hood Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 13 Anna K.: A Love Story Vampire Knight: Memories, Vol. 4 Xena: Warrior Princess: Road Warrior The First 7 (The Last 8, #2) Samurai 8, Vol. 1: The Tale of Hachimaru Havenfall (Havenfall, #1) The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)

Status: ahead!


Dystopia Reading Challenge

Progress: 3/16 Dystopia books

Sky Without Stars The First 7 (The Last 8, #2)

Status: on track!


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 2/50 historical fiction books

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11

Status: quite behind


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 8/25 retellings

The Boneless Mercies Sky Without Stars Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1) Red Hood Anna K.: A Love Story

Boneless Mercies is a retelling of Beowulf; Sky Without Stars is a space retelling of Les Miserables, Wicked as You Wish has several fairytale retellings, plus some folklore retellings; Red Hood and Anna K are modern retellings of Little Red Riding Hood and Anna Karenina respectively.

Status: quite ahead!


Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Progress: 5/36 books

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

The Gilded Wolves has a heist

Status: on track!


Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 4/24 series (1/12 new + 3/12 old) [153 pt]

Chosen (Slayer, #2) Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 16 We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2) The First 7 (The Last 8, #2)

Completed three duologies – Slayer series was started this year, and the others, We Set the Dark on Fire, and The Last 8 were started last year – and finished the Tokyo Ghoul: re series!

Other series books read throughout the month:

 A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 2 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Chosen (Slayer, #2) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1(ended series) + 3 (368 pg)]

Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 5 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 3 (388 pg)]

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen, #1) 6 points [1 (book finished) + 1(started series) + 4 (496 pg)]

Sky Without Stars 7 points [1 (book finished) + 1(started series) + 5 (592 pg)]

Still Sick, Volume 1 2.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 1 (208 pg)]

Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 6 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 3 (384 pg)]

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 15 1.5 point [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (208 pg)]

Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 16 3 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1(ended series) + 1.5 (328 pg)]

Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 5 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (224 pg)]

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 23 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 1 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1(started series) + 0.5 (184 pg)]

An Incurable Case of Love, Vol. 3 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 6 1 point [0.5(book finished) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 3 points [1 (book finished) + 2 (228 pg)]

Nomen Omen Volume 1: Total Eclipse of the Heart 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (160 pg)]

We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2) 6 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (ended series) + 4 (400 pg)]

Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1) 6 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 4 (432 pg)]

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 13 1.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (208 pg)]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + 0.5 (172 pg)]

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 2 1 point [0.5 (book finished) + + 0.5 (172 pg)]

Vampire Knight: Memories, Vol. 41.5 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (208 pg)]

The First 7 (The Last 8, #2)5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (ended series) + 3 (384 pg)]

Xena: Warrior Princess: Road Warrior2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (128 pg)]

Samurai 8, Vol. 1: The Tale of Hachimaru 2 points [0.5 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 0.5 (192 pg)]

Havenfall (Havenfall, #1) 5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 3 (320 pg)]

The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)5 points [1 (book finished) + 1 (started series) + 3 (368 pg)]

Total points: 86.5

SpaceTime Reading Challenge

spacetime reads

Progress: 8/40 SciFi books

Sky Without Stars Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 15 Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 16 The First 7 (The Last 8, #2) Samurai 8, Vol. 1: The Tale of Hachimaru

Sky Without Stars, The First 7 and Samurai 8 are all set in space/other planets, while Tokyo Ghoul: re is sci-fi in modern times.

Status: on track!


New Release Reading Challenge

Progress: 39/200 new releases of 2020

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 2 Chosen (Slayer, #2) Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 5 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 6 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11 Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 5 Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 23 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 6 Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 1 Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2) The Shadows Between Us Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1) Red Hood Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 13 Anna K.: A Love Story Vampire Knight: Memories, Vol. 4 The First 7 (The Last 8, #2) Samurai 8, Vol. 1: The Tale of Hachimaru Havenfall (Havenfall, #1) The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)

Status: on track!


2020 Debut Author Challenge

Progress: 2/24 debuts of 2020

Anna K.: A Love Story

Status: behind


Audiobook Challenge

Progress: 5/50 audiobooks

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) The Boneless Mercies The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)

Status: quite behind


Year of the Asian

yarc_banner

Progress: 6/51 books by Asian authors

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen, #1) Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1) Anna K.: A Love Story

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and Wicked As You Wish are written by Filipinx authors, Anna K is by a Korean diaspora author and Blooming Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka is a translated Japanese light novel.

Status: behind


Besides these year-long challenges, I also had one reading challenge that carried over from January.

Swiftathon (Jan 13 – Feb 13)

I managed to do 14 out of the 18 prompts!

Our Dining Table Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5) The Near Witch (The Near Witch, #1) Riot Baby Spellhacker Blue Flag, Vol. 1 Rosemary and Rue Don't Read the Comments Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 22 Dekoboko Sugar Days Chosen (Slayer, #2) The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) The Boneless Mercies Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 6


ICYMI

WomenInHorror Reads for your Spooky Needs


Book Blogger Hop: Feb 14-20
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 21-27
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 28-March 5


Stacking the Shelves #91
Stacking the Shelves #92


Offloading the TBR #1
Offloading the TBR #2
Offloading the TBR #3


On the Pod this week #53
On the Pod this week #54


Shouting from the Shelftops #20


The ABC Book Challenge | C
The ABC Book Challenge | D


Other News

  • There is a new post series – Offloading the TBR where I cull books from my TBR!
  • As always, support the blog (and me) by using affliate links or purchasing artwork through Society6, TeePublic and DeviantArt (links in sidebar) or by commissioning me (details here)!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.