February 2021 Wrap-Up!

I wish I could say my February was any better than my January… The way I got through this month is by some comfort rereading. I reread Harrow the Ninth, then the whole Murderbot Diaries. I basically did a lot of reading via audio this month, while also working on painting.

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Ruthsic has read 59 books toward her goal of 300 books.
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6 books, 5 novellas, 1 webnovel, 2 omnibus manga volumes and 6 manga/graphic novels, to a total of 20 books!

Awesome!

Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand
Rolling in the Deep
My Contrary Mary

Pretty Good!

Haru's Curse by Asuka Konishi Those Not-So-Sweet Boys, Vol. 1 by Yoko Nogiri A Sign of Affection, Vol. 1 by Suu Morishita Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition, Vol. 2 by Rumiko Takahashi
Haru’s Curse
Those Not-so-sweet Boys, Vol 1 A Sign of Affection, Vol 1
Mermaid Saga: Collector’s Edition, Vol 2
Cells at Work! Baby, Vol. 1 by Yasuhiro Fukuda A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis The Cat Proposed by Dento Hayane
Cells at Work! Baby, Vol 1
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
The Initial Insult
The Cat Proposed
Alter Ego by Ana C. Sánchez Cross Fire by Fonda Lee
Alter Ego
Cross Fire

Try it Out Maybe?

狐妖修炼指南 | Fox Demon Cultivation Manual by 风歌且行 | Feng Ge Qie Xing A Man Among Ye, Vol. 1 by Stephanie Phillips
Fox Demon Cultivation Manual
A Man Among Ye, Vol 1

Reread (all in audio)

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir All Systems Red by Martha Wells Artificial Condition by Martha Wells Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Harrow the Ninth
All Systems Red Artificial Condition Rogue Protocol
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells Network Effect by Martha Wells
Exit Strategy
Network Effect

Reading Challenges progress —>[Skip]

  1. Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
  2. Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
  3. Beat the Backlist 2021 Reading Challenge
  4. Series to Finish Challenge
  5. Debut Author Challenge 2021
  6. Audiobook Challenge 2021
  7. SpaceTime Reading Challenge
  8. 2021 New Release Challenge
  9. Retellings Reading Challenge
  10. Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
  11. Year of the Asian Reading Challenge
  12. Page-a-Thon Challenge

Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Progress: 9/55 books (Special Agent)

Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #0.5) Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) The Initial Insult (The Initial Insult, #1)

On track


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Progress: 38/260

Haru's Curse Those Not-So-Sweet Boys, Vol. 1 A Sign of Affection, Vol. 1 Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition, Vol. 2 Cells at Work! Baby, Vol. 1 My Contrary Mary (Mary, #1) A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (The Shadow Histories, #1) The Initial Insult (The Initial Insult, #1) A Man Among Ye, Vol. 1 Alter Ego The Cat Proposed

7 books behind


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 19/120 books

Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #0.5) Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #2) All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) Cross Fire (Exo #2)

1 book behind


Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 0/12 new series + 2/12 old series

Nothing this month; behind by two series


Debut Author Challenge

Progress: 0/20 books

Nothing this month, either; behind by 4 books


Audiobook Challenge

Progress: 15/50 books

Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #0.5) Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #2) All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) My Contrary Mary (Mary, #1) A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (The Shadow Histories, #1) The Initial Insult (The Initial Insult, #1) Cross Fire (Exo #2)

6 books ahead


SpaceTime Reading Challenge

Progress: 12/40 books

Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #0.5) Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #2) All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) Cross Fire (Exo #2)

3 books ahead


2021 New Release Challenge

2021 New Release Challenge

Progress: 31/200 books

Haru's Curse Those Not-So-Sweet Boys, Vol. 1 A Sign of Affection, Vol. 1 Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition, Vol. 2 Cells at Work! Baby, Vol. 1 My Contrary Mary (Mary, #1) A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (The Shadow Histories, #1) The Initial Insult (The Initial Insult, #1) Alter Ego The Cat Proposed A Man Among Ye, Vol. 1

9 books behind


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 10/25 retellings

My Contrary Mary (Mary, #1) A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (The Shadow Histories, #1) The Initial Insult (The Initial Insult, #1) A Man Among Ye, Vol. 1

My Contrary Mary is a retelling of 16th French history during the time of Mary, Queen of Scots; A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians is a fantasy retelling set during the time of the French revolution; The Initial Insult is a modern retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Cask of Amontillado; A Man Among Ye is a retelling of Mary Read and Anne Bonny.

6 books ahead


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 5/50 books

My Contrary Mary (Mary, #1) A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (The Shadow Histories, #1) A Man Among Ye, Vol. 1

My Contrary Mary is set in 16th century France/Scotland; A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians is set in the 18th century in France/Britain/Caribbean islands; A Man Among Ye is set during the early 18th century.

4 books behind


Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

Progress: 4/51 Prose books by Asian authors

狐妖修炼指南 | Fox Demon Cultivation Manual Cross Fire (Exo #2)

Fox Demon Cultivation Manual is written by a Chinese author; Cross Fire is by a Canadian author of Chinese descent

4 books behind


Page-A-Thon Challenge

[7509] pages in [32] books


ICYMI

Book Blogger Hop: Feb 5-11
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 12-18
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 19-25
Book Blogger Hop: Feb 26-March 4


Stacking the Shelves #116
Stacking the Shelves #117
Stacking the Shelves #118
Stacking the Shelves #119


Other news

  • There is an upcoming book tour for Songs of Resurrection by J C Kang.

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